Coffee and reproductive health
Ahh, that sweet morning cup of joy. An afternoon latte. An espresso after dinner. There’s no denying how satisfied you are with a good cup of coffee.
Of course, here at Intimina we focus on reproductive health and the many things that can affect yours.
So, let’s dive deep into coffee and caffeine and how they can interact with your reproductive health.
Coffee and periods
I hate being the one to tell you this, but your morning cup can make your periods more uncomfortable.
Habitual caffeine consumption increased those correlation with menstrual disorders, such as a long and heavy period or a long cycle.
Coffee was used as a diuretic shown deplete the body’s supply of vital minerals such as magnesium. magnesium is important for menstrual health, helps balance your mood, and reduces cramps and gas. Not to mention the dehydration coffee can cause, which can also make the cramps worse.
If you are someone who is prone to PMS, caffeine can increase Symptoms of it due to an increase in your heart rate. It can also contribute to premenstrual anxiety. While these coffee jitters can help you overcome your AM onset at work, they can also add to your pre-period problems. If this resonates with you, you can try minimizing the amount of coffee you consume in the week leading up to your period and see differences in your symptoms.
Some researchers suggest that caffeine affects how the body regulates hormones, such as: estrogen Levels that, in turn, can affect all aspects of reproductive health – including your periods.
Of course, your nightly dose of zzz is essential for a healthy mind and body. Avoiding caffeine can help improve sleep. Sleep is important for overall health and hormone regulation.
While many of these studies do not differentiate between coffee and other caffeinated beverages, researchers have found that drinking green tea can or significantly reduce painful periods Dysmenorrhea.
Coffee and conception
Of course, it doesn’t stop at certain times. Coffee can also affect fertility and conception.
Some researchers argue that the reason caffeine has a statistical impact on fertility is that coffee drinkers may not have as healthy habits as non-coffee drinkers. This is a common stroke assumption, but it can give researchers insight into other compound variables between coffee drinking and fertility.
Scientists aren’t entirely sure how caffeine affects uterine health, but they have shown that it does reduced Uterine blood flow. Decreased uterine blood supply can affect embryo implantation and even increase the risk of miscarriage.
Another study found that consuming coffee and caffeine can increase the risk of spontaneous abortion or miscarriage.
It’s not just the caffeine in coffee that can affect fertility. Even if your mocha is without coffee, coffee is sour. This acid affects Cervical mucus. If your cervical mucus is too acidic, it becomes hostile to incoming sperm, making conception difficult. For this reason, many fertility experts recommend avoiding coffee when conceiving.
Back to the idea that coffee affects hormone levels also comes into play when it comes to conception. If you’re having trouble conceiving, it will help you find ways to balance your hormones in order to get pregnant. Coffee may be a culprit here.
Unless you drink large amounts, coffee is unlikely to have any significant impact on your fertility. People everywhere drink caffeinated drinks and can still have healthy pregnancies. None of these studies are definitive, but hopefully they provide some insight into the relationship between fertility and coffee consumption.
That being said, if you are struggling with fertility and you are a coffee drinker, it is by no means your fault. Your caffeine intake may not be directly related to fertility.
This should by no means be taken as medical advice. While cutting out coffee can be helpful, if you are having trouble conceiving you should consult your doctor for more options and information.
You can do it!
If you want.
Giving up coffee is not an easy thing. You may be able to minimize some of the side effects like jitter and anxiety by waiting to drink it until you have had something to eat and drinking smaller amounts than you are used to.
You can also try replacing it with a milder caffeinated drink like green tea or matcha, black tea, or dandelion root tea, which is high in essential minerals.
There are many other mood and energy saving supplements you can try that do not contain caffeine. pussy, Lion’s Mane and Chaga can help you cut out coffee and provide you with energy.
Of course, we’re not here to tell you to stop drinking coffee. You know your body best. However, if you feel it could be damaging your reproductive health, stopping or at least reducing your intake may help. Everything in moderation!