The year 2020 is different, we faced a lot of challenges, and now back to recovery. We will have a brighter future. So does the 2020 Father’s Day be different too. How do you celebrate it? What are your gift ideas?

 

I believe you want your father to be healthy and happy! So do I. Here are some recommendations for vitamins and supplements. Hope it helps. 

 

ZINC 

Zinc is involved in almost every aspect of male reproduction, including hormone metabolism, sperm formation, and testosterone levels. Ever wonder why oysters are considered an aphrodisiac? They’re an excellent source of zinc which is one of the most important nutrients for sexual function. In fact, zinc deficiency is linked to reduced sexual drive . 

Dietary sources: whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes 

 

VITAMIN D

 Vitamin D is necessary for bone health, brain health, heart health, and mood. Vitamin D is also needed to produce testosterone.  Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common in both men and women, particularly if you live in the northern hemisphere or spend a lot of time indoors.During the cold, dark months of the year, if you can’t get outside often, or if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, you may want to consider a vitamin D3 supplement. 

Dietary sources: eggs, dairy, mushrooms, sunlight exposure 

 

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C helps fight free radical damage, which can prevent some age related diseases and helps protect against DNA damage. One study found that reducing dietary vitamin C from 250mg to 5mg per day, caused 91% increased damage to DNA (semen) . Smoking cigarettes greatly reduces vitamin C levels so if you smoke, make sure to boost your vitamin C levels. 

Dietary sources: broccoli, citrus fruit (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit), bell peppers, strawberries

OMEGA-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with better blood flow, a healthy heart, a sharp mind, and more stable mood. Omega-6 fatty acids, which can cause more inflammation, are plentiful in the western diet. These two fatty acids need to be in balance, in order to keep inflammation at bay. The ideal ratio is omega-6 to omega-3 is about 2:1 to 4:1 . One easy way to do this is by taking a good quality supplement.

Dietary sources: fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseeds 

 

VITAMIN B12

Vitamin B12 is crucial for making new cells so a deficiency can lead to reduced sperm count and lowered sperm motility . Vitamin B12 also supports healthy metabolism and energy creation. If you take certain drugs such as blood pressure or diabetes medications, they may interfere with the absorption of B12. If you follow a strict vegan diet, you’re at risk of B12 deficiency because it’s only naturally found in animal foods. 

Dietary sources: eggs, dairy, meat, poultry, fortified nutritional yeast

 

Lastly, wish you a great Father’s Day!

 

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