Zinc Might Be A Problem Solver For People Trying To Conceive
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A new study has suggested that zinc supplements for both men and women, who are attempting to conceive can assist in reproduction during the coronavirus pandemic. Zinc may help prevent mitochondrial damage in young egg, and sperm cells. The new study has found a way to combat the ill-effects of the pandemic, on fertility.

Zinc could be beneficial in enhancing immunity and fighting the viral disease process of Covid-19. The element works by combating oxidative cell damage. Zinc supplementation of up to a maximum of 50 mg per day for all adults can be beneficial. This could benefit couples attempting to conceive during the pandemic.

They found that zinc depletion in connection with the cytokine storm - the overreaction of the immune system that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and possible organ failure in fighting Covid-19 - can cause mitochondrial damage and an accumulation of reactive oxygen species in the immature egg and sperm. The result could prevent reproduction and conception.

Zinc has beneficial effects as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, and could prevent or mitigate the damage in the egg and sperm cells that result from the body's immune reaction to the virus, researcher said. The use of zinc could improve embryo quality and potentially lessen some pregnancy complications.

Zinc alone may be insufficient to reverse the process once oxidative cell damage has occurred, researchers say. But zinc may assist in ameliorating disease progression in the mild and early phases, they say.

Source:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43032-020-00400-6
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