Vitamins That Can Hurt Fertility

Vitamins That Can Hurt Fertility

The body of a woman is very different from that of a man, not only when it comes to appearance, but also in the way their organs react towards the same stimuli. For instance, the general opinion about vitamins is that they are beneficial from many points of view for the health of men and women alike. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Generally, it is true, but, when it comes to particular issues like fertility, things are completely different. What is good for men is not that good for women. Consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals is considered a healthy habit, but you have to be careful what substances you consume when you want to get pregnant and which not, because not all vitamins are good for conception. Here are five must know facts about vitamins that can hurt fertility.

Good for men

Vitamins E and C, two of the most known and powerful antioxidants, are highly recommended as part of the treatment for men who want to increase sperm count in a natural way. These substances are often promoted as a real “elixir” that rejuvenates the skin and other organs.

Deplete eggs

However, although women also use these vitamins frequently, especially as components of different creams and lotions, they may not benefit so much from them. According to an experiment conducted on lab mice, antioxidants have a negative influence on the ovulation process, diminishing the amount of eggs and follicles produced by the ovaries.

Decreased LH

When the specialists who conducted the experiment injected vitamins C and E in the sacs that protected the ovaries of the female mice, they observed a decreased production of the luteinizing hormone, a substance that plays an important role in the production of new, healthy follicles.

Medical studies

However, another part of the medical community still hesitates in considering the two substances as vitamins that can hurt fertility. The main reason for this position is given by the fact that the experiment was performed exclusively on animals, and, from this point of view, the results can be seen as irrelevant.

Don’t deprive yourself

In spite of the controversy that surrounds the mentioned study and experiment, it shows how important it is to take vitamin-based supplements according to the indicated dosage. The doctors who conducted the tests said that taking the necessary daily amount of vitamins C and E from fruits and vegetables does not influence the fertility of women in a negative way, so you must not give up consuming those foods as part of your fertility diet. Depriving your body of these substances is just as dangerous as an overdose.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).