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Natural Supplements To Increase Sperm Count

Male infertility is a frustrating problem for many couples. The most common form of male infertility is a low sperm count. While there are medical options, such as artificial insemination, that may overcome a low sperm count, there are things that couples can try before resorting to such an intervention. Among these measures includes the use of natural supplements.

There are several natural supplements that may assist with male infertility, including:

    - Maca. Maca is an herb native to the Andes mountains. In addition to helping with a low sperm count, Maca is also thought to be an aphrodisiac.

    - Carnitine and acetylcarnitine are nutrients that helps sperm motility.

    - It is also thought that fish oils could help increase sperm volume.

A variety of other herbs may assist with low sperm count, including:

    - Salabmisri (Orchis mascula)

    - Kokilaksha (Hygrophila auriculata Syn. Asteracantha longifolia)

    - Vanya Kahu (Lactuca scariola)

    - Kapikachchu (Mucuna pruriens)

    - Suvarnavang (Mosaic gold)

    - Extracts Vriddadaru (Argyreia speciosa)

    - Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) 64mg

    -Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata)

    - Shaileyam (Parmelia perlata) 32mg.

    - Salabmisri (Orchis mascula)

    - Kokilaksha (Hygrophila auriculata Syn. Asteracantha longifolia)

    - Vanya kahu (Lactuca scariola Syn. L.serriola)

    - Kapikachchhu (Mucuna pruriens)

    - Suvarnavang (Mosaic gold)

    - Extrs. Vriddadaru (Argyreia speciosa Syn. A.nervosa)

    - Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

    - Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata)

    - Shaileyam (Parmelia perlata) 32mg.

There are also varieties of vitamin supplements that may assist with low sperm count. They include:

    - Vitamin C

    - Vitamin E

    - Vitamin B12 Selenium

    - Zinc Arginine

    - Carnitine

There are several dietary measures that a man who has a low sperm count can take to attempt to increase his sperm count, including:

    - Eat a diet that includes whole, unprocessed foods. The best foods for health in general, and also for sperm count problems, are whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds.

    - Eliminate alcohol intake. In addition to the general nutritional benefits of avoiding alcohol, avoiding alcohol may also assist with sexual performance issues.

    - Identify and avoid food allergies.

    - Raw sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds have been shown to help with male fertility. It is recommended that a man with a low sperm count eat 1/4 cup of raw sunflower or pumpkin seeds each day.

    - Drink at least 48 ounces of water every day.

    - When possible, try to eat organic foods. Some studies suggest a connection between chemical fertilizers and pesticides with both male and female infertility.

Last modified: February 10, 2013

The information provided here should not be considered medical advice. It is based on the average experience of women trying to conceive and may not be what you may be experiencing. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice you may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your cycle or our ability to get pregnant, we advise you to contact your doctor.