A Lack of This One Mineral Can Cause Male Infertility

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Men, listen up! If you are suffering from impotence, low sperm count, or infertility, and think you have tried everything, you should pay attention. Your body could be lacking nothing more than a commonly known but little thought about mineral called zinc.

Zinc has many important roles in the body, besides sexual health, including supporting the immune system, skin health, sensory function, enzyme functions and the healing of wounds. Zinc is found in very high concentrations in almost all parts of the body including red and white blood cells, bones, kidneys, retina, pancreas, and the skin. However, semen and the prostate also have high concentrations of zinc, which means that this mineral is vital to male sexual health.


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Males 11 years of age and older should consume a minimum of 15mg per day but 30 to 60mg of zinc will help those with sexual problems.

For the healthy functioning of reproductive organs and the prostate gland, men must have sufficient levels of zinc. This mineral is also an important factor in the healthy functioning of male sex hormones. Zinc is used in every single aspect of the male reproductive system.

A deficiency in zinc can cause seriously poor sexual functioning in men. A few of the symptoms of a zinc deficiency are delayed sexual maturation, testicular atrophy, reduced levels of testosterone, low sperm count, impotence, poor prostate health, as well as infertility. In severe cases, there can even be a complete lack of any sexual function.

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