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How to improve sperm count - Foods to increase sperm count

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 11 Jul 2018 - Written by Dr. Bhavna Banga - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

How to increase sperm count is one of the most asked questions among men who want to boost male fertility. Foods to increase sperm count which contain vitamins and minerals includes Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, L-Arginine, and Zinc. You can increase sperm count naturally with consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Most men don't know that taking Vitamins and Minerals can increase the sperm count. If you take vitamin and mineral supplements can indeed help increase semen count, volume and sperm production, thus enhancing sexual pleasure when you have intercourse as well as chances of getting pregnant. However, like all supplements and Vitamins, exercise caution here as well. Make sure to consult a qualified medical practitioner before trying these supplements and vitamins, especially if you are under medications for any chronic disease. Many factors affect the fertility and may cause male infertility and to conceive in such medical conditions you have to go for the infertility treatment. 

1. Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is known to improve sperm count and quality by protecting sperm cells from damaging free radicals that might affect your conception. It has also been found and proved in studies that lack of vitamin C can cause the sperm cells to stick together, bound a clutter which prevents their free movement.

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Many factors affect the fertility and may cause male infertility and to conceive in such medical conditions you have to go for the infertility treatment

2. Vitamin E:

Vitamin E is a very useful antioxidant that protects your sperm cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. This simply means that the sperms that are already stored in your epididymis will be higher in number, thus ensuring the release of healthy sperm per milliliter of semen each time you ejaculate. Many factors affect the fertilityand may cause male infertility and to conceive in such medical conditions you have to go for the infertility treatment. 

3. Vitamin B12:

Vitamin B12 is considered to be a vital vitamin in providing you with more stamina and energy to indulge in your intercourse encounters, vitamin B12 also helps to increase your fertility. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 vitamin reduces sperm count and motility.

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Remember that vitamin B12 is also a key nutrient that is found in the semen of men. Many factors affect the fertility and may cause male infertility and to conceive in such medical conditions you have to go for the infertility treatment. Semen have essential fluid and nutrients so that sperm while having intercourse can be carried out of a man’s body and easily move into a woman’s body for fertilization of the eggs. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 nutrient can lead to low volumes of semen as well as a lack of energy and stamina for the sperm to travel. 

4. L-Arginine:

An amino acid, L-Arginine changes into nitric oxide that causes the blood vessels to relax. L-Arginine has been used for the treatment of medical conditions such as erectile dysfunctions in men and also enhance the process of spermatogenesis or the production of healthy sperm count in the testes.

5. Zinc:

Zinc is the most powerful of all minerals, as far as the sexual health is concerned. Lack of zinc mineral has been found to cause lower levels of the male sex hormone, testosterone. Zinc vitamins also increase semen volume and zinc is one of the vital minerals necessary for the good health of the prostate gland, which releases various nutrients into the semen of men when they reach an orgasm.

Dr. Bhavna Banga

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Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist
Noida

Dr. Bhavna Banga is one of the top gynecologists and obstetricians at Max Multi Specialty Centre, Panchsheel Park, Delhi. She has a significant experience in treating patients with different infertility and gynecological health issues which prevent the occurrence of successful pregnancies. Dr. Bhavna completed MBBS from Pune and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Mumbai. She is a crucial member of the department of gynecology at Max Multi Speciality Centre, Delhi. Dr. Bhavna specializes in the gynecological and fertility treatments including Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD), Gynecological Problems, Infertility Treatments, Donor Egg Process as well as Surrogacy Procedures. You can find more details regarding Dr. Bhavna Banga and her expertise at elawoman.com

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  • How to get pregnant with irregular periods? how to get pregnant with presence of pcod?  getting pregnant, Elawoman - 2017
  • Warning signs of male infertility as the cause of lack of pregnancy  male infertility, Elawoman - 2017
  • How to choose the best fertility centers  infertility treatment, Elawoman - 2017
  • 9 factors which affect sperm motility, count, and quality - how to deal with each?  sperm count, Elawoman - 2017

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Abhisekh Rathore

I avoid wearing tight clothes and focus on keeping my testicles cool. These habits can also increase your sperm count.

Oct. 11, 2018, 8:19 p.m. 5.0

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Nitin Keshav

I have azoospermia. Will opting vitamins and minerals improve my sperm count?

Oct. 8, 2018, 1:18 p.m. 4.5

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AH

Can you suggest the diet plan for low motility of sperms?

Jan. 16, 2018, 7:18 p.m. 4.5

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Aditi Singh

In this era of radiations and stress, knowledge of vitamins and minerals that helps fighting male infertility should come handy. Great job!

Oct. 31, 2017, 5:02 p.m. 5.0

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Surbhi Jaiswal

Avocados and walnuts must be included in daily diet plan to help increase the sperm count. They are natural boosters to treat infertility issues in male.

Oct. 31, 2017, 4:57 p.m. 4.5

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