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Caffeine: Does it affect your fertility?

It’s possible. Caffeine consumption has been linked to a woman’s capacity to conceive in certain studies, but not in others. The majority of specialists agree that there isn’t enough information to draw any firm conclusions about caffeine and fertility.

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Although no definite link has been established between moderate caffeine consumption and fertility issues, it is generally accepted that consuming 200 to 300 milligrammes (mg) of caffeine daily while attempting to conceive is safe. For a weak brew, that’s up to two 8-ounce cups of coffee. If you get more than that, you should probably cut back.

Which foods and beverages contain caffeine?

Of course, there’s coffee. The quantity of caffeine in a cup of coffee depends on the type of bean, how it’s roasted, and how it’s brewed – and, of course, the size of the coffee cup. (Espresso, for example, has more caffeine per ounce but is delivered in a little cup.) As a result, a full cup of brewed coffee has more caffeine.)

You’ll need to be mindful of additional sources of caffeine, such as tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, chocolate, and coffee ice cream, to regulate your caffeine intake. Caffeine can also be found in herbal items and over-the-counter medications, such as headache, cold, and allergy medications. Pay attention to the labels.

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Amount of caffeine in common foods and beverages

CoffeeAmountCaffeine
coffee, generic brewed8 oz95-200 mg
coffee, Starbucks brewed16 oz330 mg
coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts brewed16 oz211 mg
caffé latte, misto, or cappuccino, Starbucks16 oz150 mg
caffé latte, misto, or cappuccino, Starbucks12 oz75 mg
espresso, Starbucks1 oz (1 shot )75 mg
espresso, generic1 oz (1 shot)64 mg
coffee, generic instant1 tsp granules31 mg
coffee, generic decaffeinated8 oz2 mg
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TeaAmountCaffeine
black tea, brewed8 oz47 mg
green tea, brewed8 oz25 mg
black tea, decaffeinated8 oz2 mg
Starbucks Tazo Chai Tea latte16 oz95 mg
instant tea, unsweetened1 tsp powder26 mg
Snapple16 oz42 mg
Lipton Brisk iced tea12 oz5 mg
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Soft DrinksAmountCaffeine
Coke12 oz35 mg
Diet Coke12 oz47 mg
Pepsi12 oz38 mg
Diet Pepsi12 oz36 mg
Jolt Cola12 oz72 mg
Mountain Dew12 oz54 mg
7-Up12 oz0 mg
Sierra Mist12 oz0 mg
Sprite12 oz0 mg
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Energy DrinksAmountCaffeine
Red Bull8.3 oz77 mg
SoBe Essential Energy, berry or orange8 oz48 mg
5-Hour Energy2 oz138 mg
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How can I cut back on caffeine?

If you want to cut back on coffee, do so gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms like lethargy and headaches.

Switching to a drink that’s half regular brew and half decaf is a good place to start. Alternatively, lessen the caffeine content of homemade hot beverages by diluting them or brewing them for a shorter period of time. If you enjoy a cup of English Breakfast tea to start your day, steeping your tea bag for one minute instead of five cuts the caffeine content by up to half.

After you’ve gotten used to living without caffeine, you might discover that warmed milk with a shot of flavoured syrup makes a good coffee alternative – plus the calcium will help you stay healthy.

FAQ

  1. Can caffeine cause infertility in males?

    Caffeine has an effect on both men and women.
    While a few cups of coffee, tea, or cola per day aren’t known to affect the father’s fertility, caffeine in large doses, such as those found in 4-6 cups of coffee per day (400 mg) or more, has been shown to reduce sperm counts.

  2. Is coffee good for male infertility?

    Conclusions: Evidence suggests that caffeine consumption may have a negative impact on male reproductive function, possibly due to sperm DNA damage. Epidemiological evidence on sperm parameters and fertility, on the other hand, is inconsistent and inconclusive.

  3. Should men reduce caffeine when trying to conceive?

    Caffeine intake during pregnancy has been linked to miscarriage and low birth weight in babies. Men who consume too much caffeine while trying to conceive may increase their chances of miscarriage, according to some medical evidence. This appears to be true for both men and women, according to the evidence.

  4. Is coffee good for sperm count?

    Excessive coffee consumption
    Caitlin Dunne, a fertility doctor at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Vancouver, says that moderate caffeine consumption has no negative impact on sperm count or quality. A reasonable dose is 300 milligrammes, or about two cups of coffee.

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