Better Sperm To Get Pregnant Over 40 - Vitamins C and EI always love hearing the term "free radical"...it sounds like some hippie throwback from the 60's.
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But in all seriousness, free radicals can damage cells including sperm. Here is an article about how vitamins C and E can help combat the damage:
Can Vitamin C or E Help Male Infertility?
By Alison Palkhivala
WebMD Medical NewsReviewed by Charlotte Grayson Mathis, MD
From the article:
"New research published in Cleveland Clinic's Urology News shows that abnormal amounts of free radicals, naturally occurring but sometimes dangerous molecules that can damage cells, may be responsible for infertility in some men. Vitamins C and E, which are called antioxidants, may have the power to neutralize sperm-busting free radicals...
...Looking at the sperm of men with unexplained infertility, Agarwal has found that levels of a certain type of free radical, which he calls reactive oxygen species, are especially high in these men. While low levels of these free radicals are necessary for the production of normal sperm, levels that are too high have been linked to the destruction of sperm"