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REVIEW
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 145-150

Effects of dietary vitamin E on male reproductive system


Faculty of Veterinary Sciences University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad kashmir, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
Muhammad Zubair
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad kashmir
Pakistan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.12980/apjr.6.20170401

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Vitamin E is known as important antioxidant to protect the reproductive system. The free radicals are continuously produced in last few years due to metabolic and nutritional deficiencies. These free radicals are responsible for the production of oxidative stress in animal bodies. This production of extensive amount of oxidative stress caused the detrimental effects on the sperm and various other male parameters. This imbalance between the antioxidants and oxidative stress, leads to the condition of infertility in male. Antioxidants play an important role for eliminating of these free radicals. Vitamin E is one of the best antioxidants for the removal of oxidative stress in male reproductive system. Its use increases the reproductive functions and efficiency of male reproductive system. The deficiency of this vitamin leads to degeneration of germinal epithelium and Leydig cells in seminiferous tubules. The use of selenium and vitamin E has the synergistic effects on the male reproductive system. The objective of this review was to collect the beneficial roles of this vitamin along selenium on reproductive system of birds and different animals. This review will also collect the different doses along the beneficial roles on different parameters of male reproductive system.


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