Vitamin C a great antioxidant to help fertility
Vitamin C is one of the key water-soluble antioxidants in the body. It is beneficial for both
egg and sperm health, it’s also excellent for your immune system. As its a water-soluble
nutrient, it’s not stored in the body and requires continual replenishment. Diet is the first
place to look for your vitamin C.
There are plenty of foods high in vitamin C making it super easy (and delicious) to get in
your daily dose. Fruits and vegetables, in particular, are excellent ways to boost your intake.
Here are a few of the best sources of vitamin C:
Kiwi Fruit:1 cup contains 164 milligrams
Red Peppers: 1 cup, raw contains 120 milligrams
Orange: 1 cup contains 95.8 milligrams
Strawberries: 1 cup contains 89.4 milligrams
Papaya: 1 cup contains 86.5 milligrams
Pineapple: 1 cup contains 78.9 milligrams
Grapefruit: 1 cup contains 71.8 milligrams
Broccoli: ½ cup, cooked contains 50.6
Brussels Sprouts: ½ cup, cooked contains 48.4 milligrams
Mango: 1 cup contains 45.7 milligrams
Tomatoes: 1 cup contains 18.9 milligrams
Spinach: 1 cup, cooked contains 17.6 milligrams
Vitamin C supplements come in the form of ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate and calcium
ascorbate. Ascorbic acid is the strongest vitamin C, however, it can be harsh on the stomach,
so a vitamin C supplements with a combination of all three forms can be easier to tolerate.
Some vitamin C supplements will include bioflavonoids. This is because vitamin C and
bioflavonoids work well together, this is how they are found in nature.
I always recommend you speak to a health care professional to ensure the supplements you
are taking are correct for you.
Caution: Vitamin C supplement is not recommended for people with haemochromatosis