Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Benefits of zinc for male fertility

“Recent research suggests that one in six British couple has fertility problems and two million men have low fertility.

What can men do if their sperm count is shown to be low?

‘This problem could well be due to a combination of stress, pollution, excessively warm, tight underwear and poor diet, says Dame Shirley Bond, A GP who specialises in this area.

Aside from attention to lifestyle, clothing and diet, Dr Bond suggests that men preparing to father a child could benefit by simply taking a zinc supplement during the preconception period.

Zinc is needed to keep mature sperm in a quiescent state and keep the genetic material tightly packed and stable within each sperm head.”

Good quality zinc can be purchased from http://www.elixirhealth.co.uk/

[Health Matters, Feb. 2006, Vol.8 No. 2]

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