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Does vitamin B12 affect fertility?

Does Vitamin B12 Affect Fertility?

Fertility problems are common in both men and women. Deficiency of vitaminB12 will effect in a small manner

If a person body has Vitamin B12 deficiency this will leads to problems like weakness, infertility.

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that helps in the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. It’s the largest vitamin B and is vital for metabolizing the body cells. Besides, it plays a major role in producing the genetic components DNA and RNA of the egg as well as the sperm.

Can Vitamin B12 Deficiency Cause Infertility?

In men.

Vitamin B12 helps to increase the sperm count, enhancing sperm motility, and reducing sperm DNA damages. This may be due to the increased functionality of reproductive organs,

Vitamin B12. A deficiency of this vitamin may negatively affect the sperm count or lead to the following issues

  • Low sperm count
  • DNA damage in sperm cells
  • low motility of sperm
  • loss of libido
  • Premature ejaculation.


In women, Vitamin B12 helps to boost your ability to get pregnant

Vitamin B12 deficiency leads to problems before and after pregnancy

  • Impaired development of the egg
  • Abnormal ovulation
  • Difficulty in implantation the fertilized ovum in the uttering lining
  • Disruption in normal cell division

Foods rich in Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 Can be found in:

  • Curd
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Liver
  • Chicken
  • Fortified breakfast cereals
  • Salmon
  • clams, oysters & mussels
  • Tuna

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Written By

Dr. Aishwarya V. Mathikatti

Dr. Aishwarya V. Mathikatti

MS (OBG), Diploma in Reproductive Medicine (Germany), Diploma in Ultrasonography, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology Infertility

Dr. Aishwarya has an experience of over 7 years. She is very passionate about artificial reproductive techniques and she constantly updates herself with the latest techniques.

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