When it comes to making a baby, some couples don’t quite get it on their first attempt – or even the first several. For those men and women who are anxious to start a family, there is a good news. According to a new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, males who consume more vitamins and minerals may have better quality sperm DNA.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory observed 80 healthy men between the ages of 22 and 80 to see if their nutrient intake affected their sperm. The collected data revealed that participants who consumed the most zinc, folate, and vitamins C and E had 20 percent fewer sperm with DNA-related damage, as compared to those with lower levels of the nutrients.
“This means that men who are at increased risk of sperm DNA damage because of advancing age can do something about it,” said Andy Wyrobek, the lead researcher of the study. “They can make sure they get enough vitamins and micronutrients in their diets or through supplements.”
Men can ensure that they get the nutrients they need by taking all-natural supplements, like those manufactured by Dr. Newton’s Naturals. For instance, Vital B-100 has both vitamin C and E to provide you with antioxidant protection and keep your body healthy.
The study’s investigators found that high levels of antioxidants may also increase the vitality of sperm. The compounds work to get rid of free radicals that can damage cells in the body. However, more research is needed before healthcare providers can make any official recommendations to patients seeking fertility help.