On July 26th 2017 an article was published in Sydney Morning Herald showing male sperm has declined by 60% over the last 40 years! Due to poor lifestyle, diet, mobile phones and the high stress and pollution that comes with modern day life. This reflects the decline of men's overall health. The quality, quantity and morphology (shape) can be improved with lifestyle and dietary changes, regular acupuncture and the support of Chinese herbs and supplements.
Sperm take about 3.5 months to renew.
Improve your sperm's health by:
Avoiding excessive heat and compression of testicles
No smoking, recreational drugs or alcohol (Think of it like a mid-life detox; if you improve your health you also improve the health of your sperm)
Do not use laptops on your lap or keep mobile phones in your pocket
'Clean the pipes' regularly every 2-4 days
Wear loose fitting cotton underwear (boxers)
Eat a balanced diet full of nutrient dense
Get adequate sleep (disturbed sleep decreases sperm production)
Take a fertility male multivitamin. I recommend Mygen (which we stock in the clinic)
Regular acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs can improve sperm quality
Fun sperm facts!
About 300 million sperm mature every day
Sperm cells are the smallest cell in the body and egg cells are the largest
Sperm is ejaculated at 45kms per hour!
They can swim 20cm per hour and live for 2-3 days in the women
Male fertility smoothie
Cacao nibs/ powder- contains l'arginine which increases blood flow to reproductive organs and boosts libido. Can be used to improve the quality of sperm, increasing the the chance of achieving a fertilised egg
Walnuts- omega 3 help fertility by regulating hormones in the body and increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Goji berries- high in anti-oxidants
Maca root powder- (1 teaspoon) regulates hormones, boosts libido
Banana- Vit B and magnesium
Almond milk or coconut water