The 11 Body Systems - The Reproductive System
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).
Reproductive supporting ingredients in Good Green Stuff
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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