The emerging fertility benefits of Monkey kola (Cola lepidota) emanated from its rich nutrient composition. A Study reveals that Monkey kola has a substantial amount of iron, zinc, Calcium, phosphorus and sodium, potassium, and copper as minerals, including B vitamins and vitamin C.
Another similar study also reveals the presence of flavonoids -a free radical scavenging antioxidant that can improve sperm quality in human males.
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Fertility benefits of Monkey kola
The fertility benefits of Cola lepidota aka Monkey kola are many and as discussed below
1. Lowers the impact of lead acetate in the body
Monkey cola (fruits) is rich in flavonoids – an antioxidant that fights free radicals and lowers the impact of lead acetate in the body.
In a related post I made earlier, I pointed out that the chief inducer of oxidative stress is lead acetate which we can acquire by merely exposing ourselves to pollution.
Flavonoids can regulate the activity of human cells, and scavenge free radicals caused by oxidative stress which lowers the sperm quality in males.
Stress and toxins are two factors that may lower fertility in both male and female humans, while flavonoids – a class of naturally occurring phenolic compounds may efficiently protect our body from lead-induced toxins and stressors.
2. May Improve sperm in males
Research has shown the presence of Vitamin C and Zinc in Monkey kola, the two important fertility-boosting compounds.
The zinc minerals found in monkey kola contribute to quality sperm production while the C Vitamins ensure healthy sperm and boost the body’s immune system.
Both compounds are vital in the body and can boost fertility.
3. May enhance male performance
This fruit called Monkey kola contains a good amount of Iron minerals which help in blood formation and circulation.
The male organ functions properly only when there is proper blood circulation, with blood-forming properties of Iron aiding blood formation, and this can be achieved.
4. May lower the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy.
Another benefit of eating monkey kola during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester is that it may help lower the chances of miscarriage and the baby’s risk of developing birth defects due to the presence of vitamin B.
A study indicates that B-vitamin is beneficial in early pregnancy for a baby’s development, and may also curb excessive nausea.
5. Help lactating mothers in breast milk production.
Zinc, Iron, and vitamins B and C which are found in monkey cola may help induce breastmilk production for lactating women.
A study supporting this reveals that Zinc mineral is the most helpful for breastfeeding mothers.
In the same study, an analysis of breastmilk composition was made and vitamins were.
6. May slows down aging
Monkey kola also has B-carotene which may slow down premature aging and boost cellular regeneration.
Premature aging may result from the impact of oxidative stress and this contributes greatly to premature aging and weak immunity.
The fertility benefits of eating monkey cola stemmed from its rich flavonoids – an antioxidant that fights free radicals and lowers the impact of lead acetate which may lower sperm quality in males regulates the activity of human cells and scavenges free radicals caused by oxidative stress.
Monkey cola also contains Vitamin C and Zinc which are fertility-boosting compounds, that may equally help induce breastmilk production for lactating women.
JC is passionate about finding the impact of foods (feeding habits) on human fertility and reproductive health and a way to improve fertility.