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Vitamin D and Male Fertility Article
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Vitamin D Boosts Male Fertility
A recent study out of Copenhagen, Denmark has found that vitamin D levels in men correspond directly to the quality of sperm they produce. Men with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood had higher quality sperm than men in the study that had low blood levels of the nutrient.
Researchers found that of the 340 men who participated in the study, those who had the highest levels of vitamin D had sperm that was faster and better at swimming, as well as better at penetrating the egg when it reaches it.
Half of the men in the study were found to have a deficiency of the vitamin, perhaps exemplifying the need for supplementation in men who live in climates where sun exposure is not as readily available to them.
Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight. Lack of sunlight can cause vitamin D deficiency and past research has show the nutrient to be vital to many functions of the body and for preventing many diseases and conditions, including illnesses, cancer, diabetes and others. The nutrient is also proven to be vital to immune system health.
To increase your vitamin D levels, doctors recommend at least 15 minutes a day of sun exposure. Supplements can also be used, and current recommendations are 400 mg of vitamin D per day, while many experts believe that supplementing with 1000 mg or 2000 mg per day is most optimal.
Vitamin D is available in supplement form via a dry powder, usually in capsules or in gel filled capsules. The nutrient is regarded as one of the more inexpensive supplements.


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