An oyster is any member of the family of clams and molluscs. Using oyster extracts in supplements to stimulate the libido has long been in practice in the country of Japan and in other communities living off of the sea. It has also been long used in traditional Chinese medicine for liver cleansing and better sexual health. However, only now are the medical and scientific fields realizing that oysters have more benefits to offer than simply improving fertility and virility.
Oysters are rich in glycogen, taurine, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, and important fish oils EPA and DHA. Taking fish oil even by itself has a lot of health benefits. Fish oil is anti-inflammatory, meaning it can reduce the signs of osteoarthritis, lessen joint pains, and improve burning of body fat, particularly abdominal fat. It also diminishes the signs of aging and boosts brain power and memory. Fish oil improves bone health by maintaining bone mineral density.
Moreover, fresh oysters are most famous for its high amount of zinc and the perfect composition of other co-factors like manganese, copper, and selenium. Zinc is an essential nutrient for the development and recovery of reproductive functions. A lack of zinc may result to various reproductive defects, maternal weight gain in pregnant women, and decreased sperm motility in men.
Furthermore, oysters change the antioxidant capacities of blood. Through this, oysters reduce the stress and damage in cells that lead to premature aging and weaker immune systems. Oysters promote skin tissue repair, preventing brittle nails, dull hair and split ends, and skin conditions like acne and eczema.
The side effects of consuming oysters are constipation and an upset stomach.