When most people think infertility often thoughts drift to the woman ; However did you know that 20 perfcent of infertility is due to the man ?
Here is a few holistic remedies you can do, take and avoid to improve sperm count and sperm mobility . Obviously there are many choices here and you don’t need to take them all .Choose a few that resonate with you . There is a male fertility supplement ( you can buy on line ) that has a bunch of this stuff in it called – Procreation male fertility support by Nutraceuticals .
Remedies to help boost male fertility :
Vitamin E- Essential for reproduction . Good for sperm mobility and from sperm clumping together ( 400- 600 mg per day )
Selenium – 100 mg and best taken with vit E ) helps improve sperm formation great source is brazil nuts
Zinc – ( 50 mg of elemental zinc per day ) Improves fertility , increases sperm count , raises testosterone levels and helps with impotence. A few foods that are high in zinc – pumpkin seeds , oysters , split peas , egg yolks , oats , ginger , liver , lima beans , garlic, beans , steak and lamb , almond and walnuts .
Maca root – I have all my girls going through fertility on this and tell them to give it their man as well ! – ( Love this magical root ) for men Maca root increases sperm volume , mobility and count as well as increases the libido and sex drive.
Antioxidants – Eating foods that are a good source of antioxidants such as Beans, artichoke, pomegranates, goji berries, acai berries,cranberries, blackberries, blue berries and taking a Good vitamin C supplement can all help with sperm quality . I once knew of a guy who had the reversal vasectomy surgery afterwards his doctor prescribed high level antioxidant supplement and now has 2 children .
Panax Ginseng and Astragalus – Increases sex drive , sperm volume , mobility and count
The Amino Acid Arginine – Helps with sperm function , blood flow and helps with impotence.
Omega 3 fatty acids – Increase blood flow and enhance sperm mobility
Eat garlic and onions – Believe it or not they are powerful aphrodisiacs . An old remedies to ward off infertility was to cook meals that included using a red onion .
My top yoga fertility pose for both men and woman is to lay on the ground with your legs up the wall – This floods your reproductive organs with blood which increases fertility in both men and woman . 10 minutes a day morning and night . Great to practice deep belly breathing by placing your hands on your lower belly , breathing in a 4 count slow deep breath and exhaling a 4 count breath as you let every part of your body relax .
– Avoid Smoking ( including smoking pot), drugs and alcohol as they dramatically decrease sperm count and mobility
-Cut back on caffeine as it has been shown to cut your fertility in half.
– Avoid tight underware, wear boxers instead .
-No hot tubs or super hot baths
-Stay off or limit your time on the bike
-Avoid excessive stress – Go exercise , do yoga or meditate or find something to help manage your stress .
-Limit your exposure to environmental hazards such as pesticides ,heavy metals and mercury .