Reproductive Health Benefits
Yamato Clam is a rich source of vitamins D and B12 as well as the minerals zinc, copper, selenium and iron. Zinc and vitamin D play crucial roles in the reproductive health of men and women as well as the health of babies developing in the womb.
Zinc is important for the cell division and the production of healthy sperm. In addition, it was shown to increase sex drive and male potency. Therefore, a zinc-deficient diet may lead to prostatic hyperplasia and reducing the reproductive function of the system and affect fertility. A study has also shown that zinc helps in protecting the structure of the genetic material or the DNA chromatin in the sperm nucleus. This structure is important for successful fertilization.
For women, zinc is also essential to reproductive health and to the health of infants developing in their wombs. The lack of zinc in pregnant women may lead to the decrease of fetal brain cells, affecting their mental development. Children’s lack of zinc will hinder their normal growth and reproductive development.
Vitamin D also improves both female and male reproduction. Researchers found that vitamin D supplementation might improve menstrual frequency and metabolic disturbances in those women. In men, vitamin D is positively associated with semen quality and androgen status.