Does zinc have any affect on the reproductive system?

1 Answer
Jan 8, 2016

In males, zinc assists in spermatogenesis and the development of the reproductive organs, while in females, zinc aids in all the reproductive phases, including the parturition and lactation stages.


When it comes to sperm, zinc acts in a number of ways. First of all, it acts as a sort of sedative for the sperm so they don’t expend unnecessary energy.

The zinc also protect the reproductive DNA inside the sperm from breaking down, so a correct transference of information is guaranteed.

Once the sperm enters the female reproductive tract, it quickly dissipates and the sperm have a sudden burst of energy, which propels them up the tube.

Finally, zinc is an essential part of the enzymes that allow sperm to penetrate the egg. (