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Boost Fertility Naturally

Vitamins to Increase Male Fertility

By: Sacha Tarkovsky

Male fertility rates have dropped dramatically over the last 100 years and one of the main factors has been changes in our diets and toxins in our environments.Here we will look at diet and lifestyle changes that can be made to increase male fertility, as well as 11 natural supplements for male reproductive health.

There is no single cause of increasing male infertility rates. Likely causes include a combination of the following: Diet, environmental and lifestyle changes. Male fertility does not exist on its own, its part of our overall body functions and what you put into your body affects how efficiently it operates. Here are three quick lifestyle changes to make immediately if you are trying to conceive.

  1. Avoid or cut alcohol consumption because medical evidence has linked alcohol consumption with defective sperm.
  2. Don’t smoke because medical evidence has shown there is a link between smoking and low sperm count.
  3. Recreational drugs. There is not enough room here to go into the effect of all the recreational drugs on sperm count and male fertility, but there is medical evidence linking a number of them with male infertility.

Nutrition
Not eating the right diet can impair hormone function, inhibit sperm production, and produce abnormal sperm. There is no question that our diets have undergone dramatic changes in the last 100 years and these have affected male fertility rates and seen a dramatic rise in male infertility. Before we look at our top supplements, here are some tips on a diet for increasing male fertility.

Eat “naturally from the earth” get plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts, brown rice and seeds. Avoid junk food, processed foot and foods high saturated fat. Drink plenty of water at least 8-10 large glasses a day to flush out any toxins in the body.

Pumpkin seeds are a great food for male fertility, as they contain high levels of zinc and essential fatty acids which are vital to healthy functioning of the male reproductive system.

Look for the following vitamins, minerals and amino acids in your fertility supplement because they can help increase sperm count and mobility. Don’t expect overnight results as they will take a few months to become effective.

1. Arginine
This non essential amino acid and is needed to produce healthy sperm. Natural production of arginine declines with age and a supplement here may help older patients

2. Coenzyme Q10
Helps increase sperm count and motility.

3. L-carnitine
Required for normal sperm function, Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid and men with healthy sperm in high numbers often have high carnitine levels.

4. Selenium
Selenium is believed to be good for sperm mobility.Nearly 50% of the selenium in a man is in the testes and seminal ducts; men lose selenium in their semen.

5. Zinc
Required for a healthy male reproductive system and sperm production. Zinc is required for the production of testosterone and zinc content in the prostate gland and sperm is higher than in any other body tissues. A deficiency of zinc is associated with numerous sexual problems, including sperm abnormalities and prostate disease. Zinc helps to maintain semen volume and adequate levels of testosterone; keeping sperm healthy.

6. Vitamin B-12
B-12 deficiency reduces sperm motility and sperm count and is one of the most frequent vitamin deficiencies so make sure your intake is adequate.

7. Vitamin E
Helps to improve the overall health of sperm. Sperm can be damaged by harmful molecules (free radicals). Vitamin E is an antioxidant which helps to reduce the number of free radicals, vitamin C also can be taken for its antioxidant qualities

8. Omega fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids (found in oily fish and flaxseed oils) and omega-6 fatty acids ( evening primrose and starflower oils) can help improve the sperm membrane fluidity and male fertility.

9. Astragalus
A Chinese herb which is now grown in popularity worldwide medical research indicates that Astragalus has a stimulating effect on the production of sperm and also helps to improve sperm motility.

10. Ginseng (Panax ginseng)
Used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and popular worldwide to help increase testosterone levels and sperm count and improve the quality of sperm

11. Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Saw Palmetto contains a variety of fatty acids, including capric, caprylic, caproic, lauric, palmitic and oleic acid, and their ethyl esters. Saw Palmetto oil is high in phytosterols (beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, cycloartenol, lupeol, lupenone and 24-methyl-cycloartenol), as well as other oils, resins, and tannin and is seen as an overall body tonic for men and is believed to help male fertility rates.

Male fertility rates are affected by a number of factors however having the right diet can and does help in the production of healthy sperm and should be a consideration for all men seeking a family.

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Discussion

31 Responses to “Vitamins to Increase Male Fertility”

  1. Such a shame that fertility has actually dropped. It seems that these days we ‘know’ more about whats healthy and whats not, but we don’t stick to it.

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    Posted by Hannah | July 9, 2009, 6:14 pm
  2. Another great article. Some people don’t consider that the male might be a reason for not getting pregnant but these tips can help rule the male factor out and improve odds.

    Posted by shanika | November 10, 2009, 11:46 am
  3. Deficiency in vitamin C has also been shown to contribute to low sperm count and reduced sperm motility. Like sperm agglutination, reduced motility prevents sperm from moving properly. Sperm may simply swim in circles instead of through the semen and cervical fluid to the waiting egg.

    Posted by Monica | November 18, 2009, 5:56 am
  4. Herbs such as maca, astralagus, ginseng, flaxseed oil and saw palmetto and pumpkin seeds are said to aid in raising the sperm count. Consult your doctor before taking any over-the-counter products that claim to enhance male fertility.

    Posted by Heintz | January 9, 2010, 6:50 am
  5. Admin, i hve sperm count of 18.4m instead of 20m, epithemial cels… Few, sperm volume… Aprox 2.0ml, after taking manix herbal capsule with milk for 40 days. Please help. Tanks!

    Posted by Bacy | April 22, 2010, 6:00 am
  6. Another great article. Some people don’t consider that the male might be a reason for not getting pregnant but these tips can help rule the male factor out and improve odds.

    Posted by Bruce | May 19, 2010, 8:05 am
  7. i didn’t know that pumpkin seeds are a great food for male fertility. i know that enviromental factors does play a big role in male fertility.. and even cause estrogen dominance. a healthy diet is always key. thanks for the informative blog

    Posted by vitamin stores | June 8, 2010, 5:21 pm
  8. Hi I have a quick question. Has anyone used the natural fertility herb FertilPlus and gotten pregnant from it?

    Posted by Dean | July 22, 2010, 12:52 pm
  9. what is the cause of a man not to produce sperm at all, and what is the cure

    Posted by obinna | October 1, 2010, 5:39 pm
  10. Dear sir/madam,
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    My name is mohan. My age is 27 & My wife age is 18.

    sir i have finished my marriage before 10 months. still now my wife didn’t conceive. before 5 months i went to hospital. the doctor first checked me. then he advised to me, about semen analysis. in first time that report showed below 1 million of sperms & motivity sperms – 30% .

    After 15 days i went to one of the Special hospital ( as per doctor advise). then every scan & blood checkup was finished. everything ok except sperm count. that report shows 3 million & motivity sperms – 0% . they gave some tablets.

    Ater 3 months i checked in nearest hospital sperm count 31 million & motivity sperms – 24% , they gave one more tablet for night. but still now my wife is not concived. I am expect ur reply very soon……….

    please reply for me. Thank u,

    Thanks,

    Mohan.

    Posted by Mohan | October 30, 2010, 6:15 am
  11. If I already take Omega 3 fish oil, is it necessary to also to eat salmon? I have wondered about this question for some time. Here is what I found at http://www.buy-fish-oil.com/fish-oil-vs-salmon.php :

    “[Simply] taking fish oil supplements is not as optimal as taking fish oil in addition to frequently eating [cold-water fish such as salmon]. Why should you eat fish even if you already take fish oil? Because it is the only animal protein that happens to be poor in omega-6 fatty acids. Eating fish further helps to undo the ravages of our excess consumption of omega-6 fats.”

    What’s your take on this? Do you happen to have any other information on this?

    Great post. Thanks
    Kendall

    Posted by what is the best fish oil to buy | March 22, 2011, 5:16 pm
  12. As with so many other health issues in life, the solution often comes down to improper nutrition. Fertility is no exception, and unfortunately many men mistake a simple nutritional deficiency for a lack of masculinity. Thank you for shedding such a comprehensive light on this subject.

    Best,
    Scott

    Posted by Scott | March 27, 2011, 4:46 pm
  13. These are some great blogs! Thanks for the compilation!

    Posted by increase male fertility | April 15, 2011, 9:54 pm
  14. A natural fertility supplement such as FertilAid for Men can help increase sperm quality and quantity. More people need to look into it.

    Posted by FertilAid for Men | May 30, 2011, 1:06 am
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    Posted by landrex | June 10, 2011, 1:36 am
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    Posted by akeju fadekemi | June 13, 2011, 9:26 pm
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    Posted by Russell Reed | June 15, 2011, 11:42 pm
  18. I work for a hospital pharmacy and I see the many drugs that hit the shelf on a daily basis. You see the infomercials that crowd the air and radio waves as well. Although I work with drugs, I totally am against most of them.

    People fail to realize that for every benefit a drug produces, it has side effects that can produce a greater negative effect. Natural supplements and vitamins work in congruence with your own body chemicals therefore reducing the chances of adverse effects.

    Going natural (vitamins and minerals) also costs less and is more accessible than all these over-priced medications that are constantly forced down our mouth by these billionaire drug companies.

    Posted by Raymond Grisby | August 6, 2011, 3:25 pm
  19. Nice article.That is really interesting and helpful.
    very well done.

    Posted by dulhemiyan matrimony | August 10, 2011, 4:22 am
  20. Diet and lifestyle are significant factors in both seniors and juniors health. The drop in fertlity is often accompanied by a general decline in drive and enthusiasm for any activity

    Posted by steve | August 18, 2011, 8:41 am
  21. Dear Sir/Mam,
    i am married before 3 years (38 age).medical reports is less mobility sperm.please guide me to increase.

    yours,
    Lenin
    leninpvtcr@gmail.com

    Posted by lenin | August 25, 2011, 10:17 am
  22. very usefull artical for men and women

    Posted by lenin | August 25, 2011, 10:18 am
  23. Diet and lifestyle are significant factors in both seniors and juniors health. The drop in fertlity is often accompanied by a general decline in drive and enthusiasm for any activity

    Posted by John Davies | August 31, 2011, 4:59 pm
  24. Surely the first thing you would want to look at is the overall lifestyle of a person? A well balanced diet without sugar and regular exercise would go a long way in helping.

    Posted by Guy | September 4, 2011, 10:47 pm
  25. Wow, I had no idea that fertility rates had dropped among men. Do you think that the fact that most couples are waiting until later in life to have children is a contributing factor? It is also interesting to know that diet plays such a role in fertility.

    Posted by jase | September 6, 2011, 10:41 am
  26. Lifestyle has always been a big factor in ones health regardless the gender, age, race or status in life. I think it’s about time to change our lifestyle and be healthy , this goes to both men and women.

    Posted by Alex | September 7, 2011, 6:08 am
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    Posted by Rajvir | May 12, 2012, 2:38 pm
  28. I am really impressed with your nice work. This when followed can go a long way in helping us.

    please, I have problem with early ejaculation.

    At the onset, I taught drugs will help but after using several drugs didnt see any improvement.

    Something happened to me when my wife COMPLAINED bitterly of my inability to make her happy and for that reason not ready to have any affair with me. I became demoralized and never had de courage to ask her for sex again till I gathered courage one evening and was able to stay ejaculated for not less than 35 minutes.

    she really enjoyed it and I was really happy.

    But started having the same early ejaculation subsequent ones. I assume of having psychological problem with sex. CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT. Am trying my best to overcome this but to no avail .

    Posted by Bongas | February 1, 2013, 12:00 am
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  30. The benefits of nutritional supplements depend on your diet in combination with the special needs your body has.

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