Written by Cliff Harvey, Nuzest Product Formulator, Registered Clinical Nutritionist, Researcher and Author (ND, Dip.Fit, PhD(c))
The 11 body systems are a collection of organ systems made up of parts that are able to work together to serve a common purpose – growth, reproduction and survival. Each part of a system depends on the other parts to perform tasks that can’t be achieved by single parts acting alone and help to improve our chances of survival by maintaining a stable internal body environment. This stable environment is known ashomeostasis. Our series, 11 Body Systems goes into depth about each body system and how it relates to the rest of the body.
Why are the reproductive systems important?
The reproductive system allows for sexual reproduction. In humans, the sex-based differences allow for binary reproduction which helps to contribute to genetic mixing which in turn aids genetic fitness of the offspring.
What are they made up of?
The organs of the reproductive system include the genitalia (penis and vulva) and other organs like the testes (male) and ovaries (female).
The health of the reproductive system is dependent on the health of the inter-related systems of the body, so, a diet that is rich in nutrients, and specific nutrients that support other organ systems will aid the health of the reproductive system. There are also some specific ingredients for which there is evidence that they directly support aspects of the human reproductive system.
Preliminary evidence suggests that grapeseed extracts might help us to balance hormones by acting as an aromatase inhibitor. (195)
There are many purported benefits to overall health from the traditional use of Cocoa and Cocoa-containing foods and drinks and these include benefits to the cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, and reproductive systems. (227, 228)
The active compounds in ashwagandha are thought to benefit immunity, offer cognitive and mood benefits, reduce anxiety and stress and it also shows promise for the improvement of fertility in both men and women. (256)(257)(258, 259)
The current scientific evidence suggests that ginger can help to reduce menstrual irregularities, (350, 351) as well as being an antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. (352, 353)
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