The causes of low sperm count and male infertility are many, but a many of them we do have control over and you can reduce your exposure to them.
Here is a list of the top culprits which many have been shown through studies to be the cause of low sperm count and male infertility.
I already mentioned making sure you know the facts. If you have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year. BOTH of you should go and get tested. There are over the counter sperm tests available (and we have tried them) but they are hard to read. Go to the doctor and get a test done.
The results of a good test would be a sperm count of 20 million plus sperm.
Not so good would be less than 20 million sperm. But don’t worry this guide can help men with sperm count, morphology, and motility
You Are What You Eat
Diet has a big impact on sperm health. How could it not. What you are eating today is impacting the sperm that will be swimming 3 months from now.
Study findings show a range of 42 to 76 days from the time of sperm production to ejaculation in normal men.
So the changes that you make today are impacting the sperm you will be using two to three months from now. So that is the amount of time it will take for the herbs and supplements to have there effects.
Balance Your Hormones
Hormone imbalance is not just something that is reserved for women only. Men can also have imbalanced hormones.
Hormones play a large roll in semen production and men’s fertility. One of the main hormones being testosterone.
Due to our modern lifestyles and many of the culprits mentioned above, men’s hormones can become imbalanced.
There are pollutants that “mimic” estrogens (xenohormones) in the body which means less testosterone. Excess estrogen in men produces erectile dysfunction, low/lack libido, low sperm count, and lowered production of seminal fluid.
These xenohormones can come from:
-pesticides on food
-hormones added to dairy and meat
-pesticides on food
-hormones added to dairy and meat
Here are 5 easy steps to balancing your hormones:
1. Reduce your exposure to xenohormones
2. Eat only organic meats and dairy
3. Do not eat soy foods.
4. Cleanse the body of excess hormones and toxins. This can be done with a Male Fertility Cleanse
5. Eat lots of fiber and cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables contain a special element that helps the body to rid itself of excess estrogens. You can also take thesupplement DIM to have the same effects.
Take Supporting Herbs
These traditional herbal tonics have been shown through studies and hundreds of years of use to help men have healthier sperm and increased fertility.
Most of these herbs are adaptogen which help to nourish the endocrine system so all of the hormones are working properly. For best results use these herbs for at least 3 – 6 months.
Maca - Men who use Maca have been shown to have an increase in libido and healthy sperm.
Tribulus – Tribulus helps to increase testosterone in the body. It has been proventribulus terrestris can increase the amount of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) produced by the body’s pituitary gland. LH stimulates the testes to secret the male hormone testosterone.
Panax Ginseng – Studies have shown that ginseng helps to increase sperm counts, motility and quality of sperm.
All of these herbs can be found in the male herbal blend Male Performance.
Nutrients Necessary For Healthy Sperm
Another necessary component of an effective men’s fertility program is to get all the necessary nutrients needed for healthy sperm and balanced hormones.
Here are the nutrients specifically needed for men’s fertility health:
Zinc- Having a zinc deficiency can actually reduce testosterone levels. And for men with low testosterone zinc raised testosterone and increases fertility.
Folic acid – New research suggests that folic acid can boost sperm health. Men with low levels of folate had increased risks for sperm that contained too little or too many chromosomes. If an egg is fertilized with one of these abnormal sperm it could result in a birth defect such as downs syndrome, or an increase in miscarriage.
B12- Has been shown to increase sperm counts.
Vitamin c – Vitamin C protects sperm from oxidative damage. It will help to increase the quality of sperm in smokers and rescues sperm agglutination (when they clump together).
L-Carnitine – It is a necessary nutrient for sperm cells to function normally. In studies supplementing with L-carnitine helps to normalize sperm motility in men with low sperm quality.
Network Antioxidants – Antioxidants are one of the most important components to having healthy fertility that every man and women needs to focus on. Antioxidants help to protect the sperm from free radical damage. Free radicals are able to damage both sperm cell health and the cell’s DNA. The DNA of both partners is the future blueprint for a child. Damaged DNA is known to cause miscarriages or birth defects/developmental problems for the future child. Studies have also shown a connection between oxidative stress caused from free radicals and male infertility. Network Antioxidants was created by Dr. Lester Packer, the leading antioxidant expert in the United States. It contains all of the most important antioxidant nutrients in a capsule form which you can take one capsule, twice a day. This blend is great for both men and women and should be a part of everyone’s health program, especially for sperm health.