5 Natural Ways to Make Your Sperm More Powerful!
Are you and your partner ready to expand your family? Do you wonder if your sperm are healthy enough to achieve a pregnancy? Many things can affect male fertility, and many things can help you make strong and healthy sperm. What Makes Your Sperm Healthy?
Sperm health depends on three primary factors: quantity, movement and structure. You are most fertile when the semen in your ejaculate contains 15 million sperm (or more) per milliliter. A low sperm count can make it hard for your partner to get pregnant because her egg has fewer candidates for fertilization.
To reach the egg and fertilize it, the sperm must wriggle and swim through the female genital tract. This movement is called motility. You are most fertile when at least 40 percent of your sperm is motile.
The structure, or morphology, of your sperm also matters but not as much as quantity and movement. Healthy sperm, with oval heads and long tails, have a structure that improves motility. Immature sperm migrate from the testes to the epididymis where they mature before traveling through the male genital tract with ejaculate.
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5 Ways to Boost Your Sperm Health
Many medical conditions contribute to male infertility including testicular disease and pituitary gland problems. Age is another factor; it takes longer for men in their 40s to achieve a pregnancy than their younger counterparts.
Fortunately, there are natural ways to increase your chance of making strong and healthy sperm. A few simple steps can improve your sperm health but overall health. Here are five examples:
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1. Maintain a healthy weight – According to research, high body mass index (BMI) can decrease your sperm count and motility. Lose the extra pounds and maintain your weight for healthier sperm.
2. Follow a healthy diet – Part of weight control depends on your diet. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants can improve your sperm health. Avoid excessive alcohol and cigarette smoke. Heavy drinking causes low sperm production, and even secondhand smoke can damage your sperm.
3. Hit the gym (or court or track) – You probably already work out to bulk up or strengthen your heart, but fitness also improves your sperm health. Studies show that exercise triggers testosterone production, which supports sperm health.
4. Manage your stress levels – Mental and emotional stress can decrease your fertility function and interfere with the hormones needed for sperm production. Find natural ways to deal with stress – such as exercise, music and relaxation – to help your love life and sperm count.
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5. Prevent sexually transmitted infections – Sexually transmitted infections (STI) can cause infertility. To protect yourself, use condoms or pursue a monogamous relationship with someone who isn’t infected.