The first way a man can overcome infertility is by improving his sperm count. Don’t just sit back and expect everything to work. Even though the average sperm count is between 120-350million per cubic centimeter there are natural ways to boost a low sperm count. A low sperm count on the other hand is below 40million per cubic centimeter. Low sperm count can be as a result of poor sperm motility due to environmental toxins such as chemicals, radiation and drugs.
Here are natural ways to boost a low sperm count
-Stay away from excess alcohol use, street drug use and pollution, cigarette as well exposure to heave metal. Infertility brings about depression and as such, it’s better to stay away from these factors to avoid infertility at any point.
-Reduce Chemical Exposure: Another natural way of avoiding infertility is by reducing chemical exposure. It’s said that the semen of an average man today has half the sperm, and of poorer quality than 50 years ago. Plastic and industrial pollutants such as dioxin, DDT and PCBs affect the effects of estrogen. You can prevent the impact of xenoestrogens on your health by doing the following;
- Avoid plastic foods such as baked beans, sweet corn and corned beef.
- Also avoid chlorinated tap water
- Eat organic foods as much as possible to avoid pesticides and herbicides
- Avoid animal products high with fat content that contain hormones.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine
-Improve Your Diet: Stay away from those canned foods and eat legumes, whole grains and plenty fresh fruits. Avoid tobacco and refined carbonhydrates, coffee, tea and alcohol. Foods with artificial additives should be avoided as well. Watch your weight while eating as food deprivation in men leads to a loss of sex drive and structural changes to reproductive tissue leading to infertility.
-Exercise Regularly: Regular exercise for five times a week for 45minutes helps maintain the body shape, reduce anxiety and stress according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. However, excessive exercise such as marathons can be lead to infertility as it causes amenorrhea, which can cause absence of menstruation in women, and low sperm count in men. Just in case you are not sure about the kind of exercise that will be fine for you, get a personal trainer to help you develop a training program as this will help boost your low sperm count.
-Take nutritional supplement: the most important supplement to improve fertility is vitamin c and zinc in men. 2,000 to 6,000 milligrams a day helps in preventing sperm from sticking together, therefore, helps improve fertility. For Zinc, 100-200milligrams a day is said to increase testosterone levels, sperm count and motility. Zinc sources include; wheat germ, legumes, nuts, turkey, herring, and beef.
-You can also try herbal supplements: Herbal supplements are very effective when it comes to fertility. One thing you should note however is the fact that if you are getting herbs from a source that’s not accredited or licensed you need to be very careful. Ensure you purchase herbal products from sources that are approved by law as buying on the street can be dangerous; reason being that, you can barely know the dosage you’ll need for a product. Herbs listed below can be effective for improving erections, sexual desire, blood flow to the sexual organs and general sexual health with virtually no side effects. These herbs include;
- Ginkgo biloba extract: 250 mg, 1 to 3 capsules daily
- Rhodiola rosea: 500 mg, 1 to 3 capsules daily
- Nutmeg: 500 mg, 1 capsule daily
- Horny goat weed: 500 mg, 1 capsule daily
- Elk antler velvet: 500 mg, 1 to 3 capsules daily.
Please note that these suggestions do not in anyway substitute the place or efficacy of medical assistance. In addition to these suggestions, please speak with a fertility doctor if you suffer from low sperm count.