Think of sperm production as an engine that loves to run hard all the time. And run hard it does, as the normal healthy testicle produces over 600 sperm/heartbeat. So, in general, the best way to improve male fertility is to help the engine run as hard as it can and to not slow it down. Following the guidelines below could be all you need to increase your fertility and help you conceive. Not only that, taking this advice may also help you may live longer.
Boost Male Fertility
Practically speaking, the best approach to increase male fertility is to “treat your body like a temple” and do all things in moderation. Your chances of conceiving decrease with stress. Stress can arise from frequent travelling, major life changes, a long sickness or starting a business that requires a gazillion hours of your time weekly. If the body is under stress, either emotional, physical or financial, it assumes a primitive “fight or flight” response that does not help male fertility. Not sure how to get rid of stress? One great way is to force your body to relax with exercise, yoga, massage or acupuncture on a regular basis. Also, get the most from your body by eating well, sleeping well, and by staying healthy. Quit smoking anything, drink fewer than two glasses of alcohol or coffee daily, lose the extra pounds to achieve a healthy weight and avoid hot tubs and hot baths (showers are fine) to keep that engine running hard and fast. View also our video “Increasing Your Chances of Conceiving”.
Male Fertility Supplements
What supplements can you take to improve male fertility? As a society, we love “nutriceutical” supplements. But the evidence shows that vitamin supplements may not as beneficial as previously thought. Several major studies have shown that they do little to prevent cancer and heart disease, and even less to improve male fertility. The truth is that because male fertility is so thoroughly intertwined with overall men’s health, I emphasize a whole-body approach to male fertility. The best solution is a well-balanced diet low in fat and sugar, emphasizing whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. If you feel that you must take a supplement to compensate for poor eating habits, I suggest whole food supplements that contain a larger and more complex spectrum of nutrients than that found in multivitamin pills. In all honesty however, I firmly believe in the standard “paleolithic diet,” rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts, is optimal for men’s reproductive health.