Vitamin C Improves the Sperm Quality of Older Men

One of the major concerns for older men wanting to have children is the decline in sperm quality. However, a new study suggests that men over 40 aspiring to become fathers, might want to consider increasing their vitamin C intake, and here’s why.

The research indicates that men at or over the age of 44 who took in more micronutrients – such as vitamin C, E, folate and zinc, were shown to have healthier sperm overall.

L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) moleculeThe Source of this Scientific Study

This study was led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Study leader ‘Andy Wyrobek’ and his team, made the analysis from a group of healthy male volunteers between the ages of 22 and 80 years.

In a previous NEWS Bite, we reported the deterioration of sperm as men aged, and the potential health risks passed on to offspring associated with this lower quality sperm.

The suggestion was that men who expected to have children at middle-age or older, should consider freezing healthy sperm when they were younger. However, this latest study might go some way to reverse that decision.

More on Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. It’s important to us humans in more ways than one because it’s essential for the growth, development and repair of all our body tissue.

8 Other Potential Benefits of Vitamin C

1. Colds: Vitamin C is not a cure for the common cold, though studies show that it goes some way towards preventing more serious complications that can arise from the virus.

2. Stress: Tests have shown vitamin C to be beneficial to individuals who have experienced a weak immune system triggered by stress

3. Stroke: A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed people with the highest concentration of vitamin C in their blood had a 42% lower stroke risk compared to those with the lowest concentrations.

4. Aging of the Skin: Another finding published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those with a higher vitamin C intakes showed a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and a better overall appearance of the skin.

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5. Macular degeneration: Vitamin C may also improve macular degeneration.

6. Inflammation: Vitamin C has shown to reduce inflammation in some cases.

7. Cancers: Vitamin C man reduce the risks of various cancers

8. Cardiovascular Disease: Vitamin C has shown to reduce Cardiovascular Disease in some instances.

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