This is one of the major medications used in the management of infertility. It’s an essential trace mineral, also known for its anti-oxidant properties.
Selenium is important for body process, cognitive function, healthy immune system and fertility in both men and women. It also contributes to D.N.A synthesis and protects against oxidative damages, infection, cancer, thyroid problems, cardiovascular, asthma and cognitive decline.
Selenium can also be seen in varieties of foods and fruits like the Brazil nuts, brown rice, eggs etc.
Selenium in its role as medication for infertility helps to promote healthy follicles in the ovaries, because of its anti-oxidant property, it helps to protect against birth defects and miscarriages caused by DNA damage for women trying to conceive. It also improves semen quality in men with deficient seminal fluid analysis.
It’s advisable for couples trying to conceive to use at 200mg selenium per day but should not exceed 400mg per day.