Depending on how it’s utilized, lemon juice can both harm and enhance male fertility. Although applying this juice directly to the sperm may have negative consequences, its nutrients, which include vitamin C and folate, may increase fertility. Without first talking to your doctor, never drink lemon juice to treat male infertility.
Brief Details About Male Infertility
According to the society for family health, up to 15% of couples who have been trying to conceive a baby for a year are infertile. In one-third of cases, the guy is to blame for the infertility problem.
Male infertility can be caused by a wide range of conditions, including hormonal imbalances, tumors, damaged or deformed testicles, defective or insufficient sperm, and diseases that target sperm. Diet may also affect the sperm’s quality.
Lemon Juice And Vitamin C
As an antioxidant, vitamin C aids in preventing or reducing cellular deterioration in the body. Including foods like lemon juice and other sources of vitamin C in your diet may increase male fertility.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 1 fluid ounce of fresh lemon juice contains nearly 12 milligrams of vitamin C.
The fluid that mixes with sperm after ejaculation, known as seminal plasma, is highly concentrated in vitamin C.
A 2016 study in the International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine found that infertile males frequently have lower antioxidant levels in their semen.
By increasing the number of antioxidants in semen, increased vitamin C intake can aid in preventing sperm cell deterioration.
The Nigerian Medical Journal released a study in 2016 that looked at how vitamin C affected rat semen. According to this study, vitamin C improved sperm motility, reproductive hormone levels, and the incidence of deformed sperm.
Lemon Juice Is A Good Source Of Folate and Boosts Sperm Health
Lemon juice contains a variety of vitamins, including folate, or vitamin B9, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Folate is an antioxidant that aids in the creation of DNA.
According to a 2017 literature review by the Urology Journal, folate may aid in boosting sperm production in males with low sperm counts.
However, a 2013 study in the First International Journal of Andrology found that folate has no beneficial effects on the quality of sperm, another factor in infertility. Both studies call for more investigation into how folate reduces infertility.
Lemon Juice Kills Sperm
Despite the fact that lemon juice contains nutrients that can improve sperm quality and fertility, it is also true that sperm are killed by lemon juice.
In a 2016 study by Agriculture and Natural Resources, sperm were shown to be instantly paralyzed and permanently damaged when lemon juice was added to semen. These results imply that in the future, lemon juice might be included as a natural contraceptive.
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