Male Fertility Best Practices

Although some people still think of fertility as a “woman’s problem,” a third of all cases of infertilty involve problems solely with the male partner. Infertility in a man may be the sole reason that a couple can’t conceive, or it may simply add to the difficulties caused by infertility in his partner.

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Supplement Recommendation:

There are many supplements that can enhance male fertility.

  • Ashwagandha– This little known herb is powerful supplement to combat stress-related infertility, increases serum testosterone and other reproductively critical hormones.
  • Maca Root – benefits for infertility in men
  • L-Carnitine (for low sperm counts):L-Carnitine from foods – meat and dairy or L-Carnitine 2000-3000 mg/dayor N-Acetylcystine (NAC) 600 mg/day to improve volume and motility in men.
    • Reduces semen viscosity, making it easier for sperm to move forward and reach their goal of fertilizing egg cell.
    • Helps to raise serum testosterone levels, improve parameters of sperm quality and is known to help protect sperm DNA and the membrane from damaged caused by free radicals
  • L-Arginine (1000 ng x 2/day): This amino acid is found higher concentrations within sperm heads. Arginine can help to boost healthy sperm count and sperm motility
    • L-Arginine – Good food sources: chickpeas, meat, fish, nuts, seeds, oatmeal; supplement – I recommend thisAmino Acid Combo. comes w/ L-Glutamine, Ornthine, Lysine & Glycine
  • Tribulus and Adrenal Complex  The king of fertility herbs. I highly recommend these herbal tablets from Medi Herbs (manufactured in Sydney AU).
  • Selenium (200 mcg/day): I recommend this food based supplement. Antioxidant, involved in spermatogensis and testicular development, as well as assisting motility
    • Selenium – Some of the best food sources for selenium are Brazil nuts, fish, sunflower seeds, poultry, mushrooms, eggs, and onions.
  • Zinc (50 mg/day): Depletion of zinc reduces the volume of semen produced. Good food sources for zinc includes oysters, wheat germ, liver, pumpkin seeds, beef, lamb and peanut.
    • Increases sperm counts, mobility, fertilizing capacity, decreases levels of DNA damage, structural abnormalities in sperm, and levels of antibodies to sperm that can impair sperm quality
  • Glutathione (100mg/day) – This is one of the human body’s most powerful antioxidant. Oxidative stress is the key inhibitor of fertility. It has a very positive effect on sperm morphologyand motility.
    • Foods contain Glutathione are: fish, red meat, poultry, watermelon, walnuts, eggs, onion, garlic, avocados, peaches, spinach, tomatoes, peas, broccoli, rice bran and brussels sprouts
  • CoenzymeQ10 (Ubiquinol-QH) 100 mg/day:Improve sperm motility, sperm count, and sperm morphology. Ubiquinol-QH is the best form of CoEnzymeQ10 to take.
    • Good food sources: avocado, sesame seeds, spinach, chicken, beef, peanuts, oilive oil.
  • Omega-3 Fish Oil (1840 mg/day): DHA & EPA improve total sperm count and concentration. Omega3 rich Mediterranean style diet boost the chances of successful conception.
  • vitamin B-12(5000 mcg per day); I recommend Methylcobalamin sublingual or spray form than taking cynanocobalamin or hydroxocobalamin
  • pomegranate juice / extract – wonder fruit for male infertility