Everything You Need To Know About Fertility (Part 2)


Male Fertility

Fertility does not depend only on the woman; it is very important to consider the man’s fertility when he is trying to get pregnant. When there are fertility problems in a couple, we usually blame the woman, but fertility problems are also common in men.

Infertility is not curable in most cases, but there are several ways to increase fertility, and this can be done through lifestyles such as diet, exercise and supplements.

We will discuss the different ways you can change your lifestyle to increase your chances of conceiving.

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What Is Male Fertility?

What Is Male Fertility?

The term “fertility” remains the same for women, men, animals and even plants; it refers to reproduction capacity.

Male infertility means that a man has little chance of impregnating his partner, which often depends on the quality of the sperm or sexual function.

Sexual Function:

  • Libido is also called sex drive and describes a person’s desire to have sex. Foods or supplements that are said to increase libido are called aphrodisiacs.
  • Erectile dysfunction is also called impotence when a man is unable to get or maintain an erection.

Sperm’s Quality:

  • An important aspect of sperm quality is the number or concentration of sperm in a given amount of semen which is the sperm count.
  • An essential function of healthy sperm is their ability to swim. Sperm motility is measured as the percentage of moving sperm in a semen sample.
  • Low levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, may be responsible for infertility in some men.

Other reasons may be linked to testosterone, such as genetics and diseases. We have gathered some tips which will allow you to boost sperms count in man.


It is scientifically proven that regular exercise will help to boost testosterone levels and have better semen quality. However, too much exercise can give the opposite result. So, it is important to be physically active.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is well known to boost the immune system, but did you know that it can also improve fertility. A research study on infertile men demonstrated that taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C twice a daily for a period of up to two months enhanced sperm mobility by 92% and sperm count by more than 100%.

Be Stress-Free

It’s no secret that it’s difficult to get in the mood for sex when you’re stressed. But it’s not just a feeling; it’s also the fact that it can worsen fertility. Cortisol is released during stress, and this hormone is known to directly affect testosterone levels. Men need to treat or control their anxiety as much as possible.

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris is a medicinal herb; it has different virtues and is known to boost libido and keep the urinary tract healthy. It does not improve the testosterone amount, but it does improve erectile function.

Fenugreek Supplements

Just as the Tribulus Terrestris, the fenugreek is also a medicinal herb but compared to Tribulus, it has proved to increase testosterone levels while boosting libido and enhancing sexual performance. It is recommended to take the supplements for at least three months to notice a significant improvement.

Maca Root

Maca is a root native to the high Andes of Peru. Photo by … | Flickr
Maca is a root native to the high Andes of Peru.

We have heard a lot about maca root lately. However, it was known for a long time in Peru. Used to boost libido, it has also proven to be effective in improving fertility. In males, maca root stimulates sexual performance and increases sperm count and mobility but has no impact on testosterone.


Zinc is found in animal products such as meat, eggs, shellfish and fish. Enough zinc is the foundation of male fertility. Low zinc level is equal to low testosterone level, and on top of that low zinc, the level can lead to a higher risk of male infertility.

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