These tips on how to increase male fertility will help you keep your sperm healthy – because if you don’t have healthy swimmers, you won’t get her pregnant.
Not getting pregnant isn’t always because of a “female problem.”
“There are many exceptional options to naturally increase sperm count, quality and motility,” says acupuncturist and herbalist Kristen Burris. “My husband and I both have had considerable success treating male infertility, including poor sperm count, quality and motility. Many of our patients are considered ‘infertile’ by their reproductive endocrinologist when they first see us. After 3-6 months of treatment their counts, quality and motility are all in the fertile range.”
Acupuncture and herbal supplements can help increase male infertility – but it depends on what type of sperm “problems” you’re having.
Is your sperm healthy and virile? A Fertility Sperm Test can give you some clues.
And, here are several ways to make your sperm healthy and happy…
How to Increase Male Fertility and Keep Sperm Healthy
1. Remember that sperm doesn’t do well at temperatures over 96 degrees, which is why the testes hang below the rest of the body (to stay cooler). Wear boxer shorts to keep your temperature cool, and don’t wear briefs, tight fitting underwear or jeans. Avoid hot tubs, as well as rowing/ski machines, treadmills or jogging unless the testes can hang free.
2. Avoid environmental toxins. Some natural health experts say the semen of the average man today has half the sperm than men did 50 years ago. And, their sperm isn’t as healthy as it was before. Increased exposure to environmental toxins may be the cause, which means you should avoid void plastic containers for food storage, plastic bottles, wraps and utensils. Eat organic food as much as possible to avoid pesticides and herbicides, and eat lots of fruits and veggies to increase your antioxidant levels. Fruit and veggies high in antioxidants include green leafy vegetables, kale, carrots, citrus, broccoli, cauliflower and yams.
3. Live a healthy lifestyle. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, regular exercise (five times a week for at least 45 minutes) and a healthy diet can help you get pregnant faster. You need to keep your body weight at normal levels, relieve stress and anxiety, and stay as healthy as possible. To increase male fertility and improve sperm count, live a clean and healthy lifestyle. Also, avoid alcohol and tobacco.
4. Consider nutritional supplements for fertility, such as FertilAid. Vitamin C and zinc are the most important supplemental nutrients to enhance fertility. Vitamin C (2,000 to 6,000 milligrams daily) helps prevent sperm from clumping or sticking together, thus increasing male fertility and improving sperm count. Zinc supplements have been shown to increase testosterone, sperm count and sperm motility. High zinc sources include oysters, organ meats, lean beef, turkey, lamb, herring, wheat germ, legumes and nuts.
Supplements such as FertilAid for Men contain the right blend of vitamins and minerals for fertility.