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Improving Sperm Count Naturally
Having a baby is serious business and doing your part is the least that you can do since she’s the one who’s going to be pregnant for nine months. One of the things that you do when you first decide to have a baby is to improve your sperm count in natural ways. The better your sperm count is the faster and easier it’s going to be for you to get her pregnant. There are many natural ways that you can boost your sperm count and the quality of your sperm. The following are non-invasive, safe and effective tips for doing what you can to make sure your sperm are in optimum condition.
Focus on Your Diet for Better Sperm Count
Yes, it often does come down to what you eat. The healthier you are the healthier your sperm are going to be. Make sure that you’re eating a balanced daily diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Stay away from junk food and fast food. Take an honest look at your weight. Studies show that men who are significantly overweight will have a lower sperm count and may also have issues with impotence. On the other hand if you’re trying to lose weight, you are depriving your body of enough nutrition then you may have not only a lower sex drive, but you might also be causing damage to the DNA structure of your sperm. If you need to lose weight do it slowly and safely. As well as eating right and maintaining your ideal weight you’ll want to stop smoking and drinking. Even an occasional alcoholic drink can affect the quality and quantity of your sperm.
Exercise to Naturally Increase Sperm Count
Exercise is one way that you’re going to naturally boost your sperm count. Regular exercise at least five times a week is a great way to enhance your fertility. Not only will your sperm thank you, exercise will also help you maintain a normal body weight and reduce any stress and anxiety that you’re feeling. Make sure that you don’t exercise too much. Over exercising can lead to a lower sperm count.
Reduce Exposure to Toxins to Improve Sperm Count
Men today have lower quality sperm than men did just 50 years ago. One of the main reasons for this is our exposure to chemicals and other toxins. This exposure can lower your sperm count, and make it that much harder for you and your partner to get pregnant. The reason for this is that many chemicals mimic estrogen and this plays havoc with the hormone levels and balances in your body. Some of the more common toxins that you’ve most likely heard of include PCBs, dioxin, industrial pollutants, and plastics. While you can’t completely avoid being exposed to these toxins there are some things that you can do to reduce your contact with them. Stop using plastic food containers and drinking from plastic bottles whenever possible. Avoid drinking tap water that is chlorinated. Switch to deodorants that are non-synthetic. Eat organically as much as you can. Just reducing your exposure to toxins a bit, can have a positive impact on your sperm count.
Natural Supplements for Better Sperm Count
No doubt your partner is taking nutritional supplements to boost her fertility. There are natural supplements that you should be taking as well to improve your sperm count. The most important supplements are Vitamin C and zinc. Taking 2,000 to 6,000 mg daily of Vitamin C will not only increase your sperm count it’s also beneficial in preventing your sperm from grouping together and reducing their chances of fertilizing your partner’s egg. Zinc supplements will also help with improved sperm count. Taking 100 to 200 mg daily will enhance sperm count, mobility, and quality. Zinc will also increase your testosterone levels. Other supplements that you should consider taking each day include 200 mcg of selenium, 9 to 12 grams of essential fatty acids, 800 IU of Vitamin E, and 1,000 mcg of Vitamin B12.
Herbal Supplements and Your Sperm
Not only are vitamins and minerals essential for improving sperm count, so are herbal supplements. Keep in mind that once you start taking any herbal supplements that it can take up to three months for them to be effective. Some herbs that are ideal in improving both your sperm count and sperm quality, include ginkgo biloba, nutmeg, Korean ginseng, and saw palmetto berry. If you want to start using herbs make sure to talk to a qualified naturopath so that you know how much of each herb to take.
The Importance of Good Sperm Count
Sperm count, as well as the quality of your sperm, is an important factor when it comes to conception. If you have a low sperm count it’s going to take you that much longer to make a baby. When your partner’s window of fertility is already so small during each month you need to be sure that when she is fertile that your sperm are ready to go. Improving your sperm in natural ways will increase your chances of conceiving, and boost your fertility to its optimum.