Vitamin D Link to Male Fertility

It has been known for a while that vitamin D deficiency in animals results in low sperm

count and motility. Now a new study by the University of Copenhagen and

Copenhagen University Hoispital  looking at 300 men has shown that vitamin D

could play a key role in improving male reproductive health especially sperm

quality.  In the study vitamin D was shown to increase sperm

motility and also induced the acrosome reaction vital for the sperm to penetrate the

egg.  More controlled trials have been called for to see whether infertile men should

supplement with vitamin D



Blomberg Jenson M et al. Vitamin D is Positively associated with sperm

motility and intracellular calcium in human protozoa. Hum Reprod. 2011 June;

26 (6): 1307-17 


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