FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
ROLE OF NUTRIENTS IN HEALTHY FERTILITY IN FEMALES
Nutrients that can help to support a healthy fertility include:
Antioxidants “ protect cells from damage by free radicals in environmental and other toxins
Coenzyme (Q10) “ an important antioxidant and ˜energy nutrient within every cell
Vitamin E “ an antioxidant that may promote circulation to the reproductive system, including to the placenta
Vitamin C “ an antioxidant important within the ovary itself. As the developing egg needs vitamin C to mature and ovulate, more vitamin C is used up around the time of ovulation
Mixed carotenoids “ Vitamin A (retinoid) is involved in creating DNA. In small amounts, it is essential for healthy foetal development, particularly for the immune system and eyes.
Manganese “ involved in enzyme functions that have antioxidant effects and transfer genetic information
Zinc “ one of the most important nutrients for a healthy reproductive system. Involved in sexual development, ovulation and the menstrual cycle
Selenium “ an antioxidant that supports normal conception
Omega-3 fatty acids “ improving omega-3 fatty acids ensures that a woman’s fat tissue stores retain a reserve of these fatty acids for the developing foetus, a healthy pregnancy and optimally fed newborn
B-Vitamins “ Vitamin B12, B6 and folate are three B vitamins significant for the reproductive system