The body is unable to reproduce without vitamin E. According to natural-fertility-info.com "Alpha-tocopherol is the chemical name for the most active form of vitamin E. The term tocopherol comes from the Greek work tokos, which means 'offspring,' and hero, which means 'to bear'. Tocopherol literally means 'to bear children'." This powerhouse antioxidant helps repair oxidative damage to sperm and prevents free radical damage to eggs.
Benefits for Men
Vitamin E plays a key role in preventing free-radical damage to the unsaturated fatty acids of the sperm membrane. In the study Selenium-vitamin E supplementation in infertile men: effects on semen parameters and pregnancy rate, fifty-three percent of the men who were given 400 international units of vitamin E daily, showed improved sperm quality and motility. There was also a 10.8% improvement in pregnancy rate.
Benefits for Women
Vitamin E has also been shown to increase thickness of thin uterine lining, improves egg quality, increases the quality of the amniotic sac (and prevents premature rupture of the membranes), increase success rates of InVitro Fertilization, and help prevent miscarriage for women with a history of recurrent miscarriages.
Good sources of Vitamin E
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study that concludes natural vitamin E is retained in humans at least two times greater than the synthetic form of the supplement. Good natural sources include cereals, seeds, nuts green vegetables, oils, potatoes, mangoes, berries, barley, papayas, red peppers, and tomatoes.
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