Male Fertility: A guide to boosting those swimmers

Pregnancy 101
May 11, 2023

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Let's not forget about the other half of the equation - men and their contribution to fertility. Let's learn about some of the factors that affect male fertility and what can be done to enhance your conception journey. From drinking fertility tea for men to lowering stress and eating right, there are lots of things men can do to improve fertility. 

How can you naturally increase testosterone levels?

Testosterone is more than just a hormone that helps men do manly things like grow facial hair and smash watermelons with their bare hands. It is critical for male fertility. Low levels can lead to a reduction in sperm count and motility, while too much testosterone can negatively impact sperm production. So what's the optimal amount? 

The optimal range for testosterone levels in adult males is typically between 300 and 1000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) of blood. However, the appropriate level may vary depending on factors such as age, health status, and individual physiology, so before you play Dr Google - best you ask your doctor about your optimal range.

1. Resistance Training & High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - Hit the gym boys to rev up your testosterone engine. Regular exercise (including weight lighting) sparks testosterone production. 

2. Eat Right - Load up on the good stuff – protein, healthy fats, and a rainbow of veggies. These nutritional powerhouses help keep your hormones in check. And speaking of check, don't let the scale tip too far in either direction. Maintaining a healthy weight is a testosterone-friendly move.

3. Lower Stress - Stress is a real testosterone buzzkill. If you're constantly in fight-or-flight mode, your cortisol levels go through the roof, and that puts the brakes on testosterone production. Try a relaxing men fertility tea (like Sleeptime Glo) to help get some quality shut-eye.

4. Nutrients & Supplements - Zinc and vitamin D are your MVPs for testosterone production, so make sure they're in your daily diet lineup. And don't forget the herbal game-changers like ashwagandha and fenugreek; they help boost testosterone levels. You can find ashwagandha and fenugreek in the Fertility Tea for Him blend. 

Heat & Sperm affect on Male Fertility

Next, let's talk about heat and radiation exposure. Guys, you might want to think twice about that skinny jean look or those long hours of sitting on your butt. Elevated scrotal temperatures can impair sperm production and function. So, keep things loose down there and avoid prolonged sitting. And for the love of all things holy, no phones close to the balls! Exposure to radiation from sources like cell phones and laptops can damage sperm DNA.

Nutrition & Sperm affect on Male Fertility

Lastly, we can't forget about nutrition. Vitamin D and zinc are two nutrients that play a crucial role in male fertility. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to reduced sperm count and motility, while zinc is essential for sperm production and quality. 

The Fertility Tea for Him is made from herbs that have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to enhance male fertility- Horny goat weed, sencha, and ashwagandha root. Horny goat weed contains a compound called icariin, which has been shown to increase testosterone levels and improve erectile function. Sencha, a type of green tea, is rich in antioxidants and has been linked to improved sperm quality and motility. Ashwagandha root is an adaptogenic herb that has been shown to reduce stress and improve overall reproductive health in men. It can also increase testosterone levels and improve sperm count and motility.

To wrap it up, male fertility is just as important as female fertility when it comes to family planning. Low testosterone levels, heat and radiation exposure, and nutrient deficiencies can all negatively impact male fertility. But by taking some simple steps, like keeping things breezy down there, avoiding radiation, and getting the right nutrients (from food and fertility tea), guys can optimise their fertility and increase their chances of successful family planning.

him and her fertility tea for her

 

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