Vitamins and Male Fertility

Vitamins and Male Fertility

There are three major factors that influence male fertility, all three related to the physical and chemical features of the sperm delivered and all tested with laboratory procedures in the case of suspected infertility. Sperm count refers to the number of sperm cells per milliliter. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Sperm quality tests analyze the appearance, the shape and the size of the sperm, to determine whether there are any morphological abnormalities that induce infertility; sperm motility tests evaluate the speed the sperm has when advancing in the female reproductive system, as well as the route of travel.

Both the quality and the quantity of the sperm can be improved with the help of vitamins. Male fertility chances rise considerably with the administration of these supplements. Some vitamins are able to induce an increase in sperm count; some improve motility, while others are able to improve test results in all the three categories.

In what follows, we will provide a list of the 3 most efficient vitamins when it comes to making your sperm perform better, thus increasing the chances of fertilizing the egg.

Vitamin B12

Considered an extraordinary aid for couples trying to conceive, this vitamin is able to improve motility, quality and sperm count alike, while also promoting the health of the DNA. This vitamin is responsible for creating new cells and for energizing the body by facilitating oxygenisation through the production of blood cells. However, this revitalization takes time: the rejuvenation of the reproductive cells takes about 3 months in men and 6 months in women.

Vitamin C

Like vitamin B12, this mighty antioxidant is also able to enhance the motility, concentration and quality of the sperm. When present in the body in the right quantity, vitamin C is able to prevent sperm agglutination – this is when cells stick together as the result of an infection or of certain antibodies in the sperm. The clumping of the sperm cells can occur due to problems of the immune system, successfully tackled by the immunostimulant capacities of vitamin C.

Vitamin E

This antioxidant improves the motility and the quality of the sperm. It counteracts the negative effects of the free radicals and is known to reduce the defects in sperm DNA. These defects can contribute to recurring miscarriages and they can be responsible for birth defects as well, so the proper vitamin E level in the body of the father-to-be is very important.

With these vitamins, male fertility can be improved significantly: complex vitamin supplements are able to prevent the harmful effects of external factors and promote general health.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)