As you know “healthy body in a healthy mind”, so like this nutritional supplement are also compulsory for sperm production. Keep in mind that if you want spend good, healthy, happily and last lasting relationship with your partner than these nutritional supplement may surely help you.
They also improve you and your partner’s overall health. These supplements are very effective in re-balancing your hormones. Supplements are necessary because even the best diet in the world will not contain all the nutrients you need to give you the best chance of conceiving.
Folic Acid- It is now known that folic acid can prevent spina bifida in your baby. Folic acid is undoubtedly important, but it is just part of the very important B-complex family of vitamins that are necessary to produce the genetic materials DNA and RNA. Together with vitamin B12, folic acid works to ensure that your baby’s genetic codes are intact. Research has shown that giving B6 to women who have trouble conceiving increases fertility and vitamin B12 has been found to improve low sperm counts.
Zinc– Zinc is the most widely studied nutrient in terms of fertility for both men and women. Zinc is found in high concentrations in the sperm. Zinc is needed to make the outer layer and tail of the sperm and is, therefore, essential for the health of your partner’s sperm and, subsequently, your baby. Reducing zinc in a man’s diet will also reduce his sperm count. Zinc is necessary for your body to ‘attract and hold’ (utilize efficiently) the reproductive hormones, oestrogen and progesterone.
Improve Low Sperm Counts
Selenium- Selenium is an antioxidant that helps to protect your body from highly reactive chemical fragments called free radicals. For this reason, selenium can prevent chromosome breakage, which is known to be a cause of birth defects and miscarriages. Good levels of selenium are also essential to maximize sperm formation. Blood selenium levels have been found to be lower in men with low sperm counts.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) – For men essential fatty acid supplementation is crucial because the semen is rich in prostaglandins which are produced from these fats. Men with poor sperm quality, abnormal sperm, poor motility or low count, have inadequate levels of these beneficial prostaglandins.
Vitamin E– the antioxidant activity of vitamin E might make the sperm more fertile. Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant and has been shown to increase fertility when given to both men and women. Men going for IVF treatment with their partners have been given vitamin E, and fertilization rates have, as a result, increased from 19 to 29 percent.
Vitamin C- Vitamin C also appears to keep the sperm from clumping together, making them more motile. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, and studies show that vitamin C enhances sperm quality, protecting sperm and the DNA within it from damage. Some research has indicated that certain types of DNA damage in the sperm can make it difficult to conceive in the first place, or it can cause an increased risk of miscarriage if conception does take place. Taking vitamin C and the other antioxidants as a precautionary measure.
L-Arginine- This is an amino acid found in many foods and the head of the sperm contains an exceptional amount of this nutrient, which is essential for sperm production. Supplementing with L-arginine can help to increase both the sperm count and quality.
L-Carnitine- This amino acid is essential for normal functioning of sperm cells. According to research, it appears that the higher the levels of L-Carnitine in the sperm cells, the better the sperm count and motility.
Vitamin A- Vitamin A has important antioxidant properties, and the consequences of Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy can be devastating. For one thing, vitamin A is essential for healthy eyes. Animal’s studies show that vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy has produced new-born animals with no eyes, eye defects, undescended testes and diaphragmatic hernias.
Herbs – Herbal treatment is aimed at restoring hormone imbalances, and encouraging ovulation if it is not occurring. It will also give you the best possible chance of maintaining a pregnancy, should you conceive. In one study 48 women diagnosed with infertility took agnus castus daily for three months, 7 of them became pregnant during that time and 25 of them regained normal progesterone levels.