How To Increase Sperm Count and Sperm Health
How To Increase Sperm Count and Sperm Health
There are many reasons why men seek out methods of increasing sperm count and semen volume. For some, pregnancy is the goal, while others simply enjoy having a larger volume of ejaculate. There are several methods men can use to increase their semen quality, which include dietary choices, water consumption, lifestyle changes, and taking natural supplements. Depending on these things your sperm count can increase or decrease.
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The Short Answer.
Sperm takes time for your body to make. No solution is immediate.
- Increasing water intake alone may not be enough. Supplementation of Zinc, Pygeum, and other nutrients or vitamins can be extremely effective.
What Increases Sperm Count
Foods That Increase Sperm Count
How Long Does It Take To Get Pregnant After Sex
Supplements To Increase Sperm Count
If increasing sperm count is the goal there are multiple supplement strategies that can be used. Having a healthy prostate means you will make more sperm, and more healthy sperm. Supplements like Pygeum are used to prevent benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which could cause reduced semen volume and sperm count. Pygeum bark extract also supports existing prostate tissue, effectively improving its architecture and therefore function. This ultimately helps Pygeum produce more seminal fluid, ensuring forceful ejaculation of semen.
L-Arginine is an important amino acid for sperm production. Research shows that several months of L-arginine supplementation increases sperm count, quality, and fertility.
Some men are classified as having Hyperspermia, which is a condition where they produce much more semen through ejaculation than the average male. For these men, they may not want to increase their cum load any further.
Vitamins To Increase Sperm Count
Men who consume zinc experience increased testosterone concentrations in their blood and increased semen volume with higher sperm concentrations. This increase in volume is due to multiple factors, but most importantly an increase in spermatogenesis: the process of making sperm.
The sperm created by increased zinc supplementation also exhibit higher motility than zinc-depleted sperm. Moreover, zinc acts as an antioxidant in seminal fluid, promoting semen viability and fertility. This powerful element also functions as an antibacterial agent in the male genitourinary system, maintaining the delicate balance of the male microbiome.
There is some evidence that suggests Vitamin E may play a role in increasing sperm count, but there is more research needed to prove this more conclusively.
How To Make More Semen
Aside from sperm count, semen volume is another important factor in overall sexual health. Drinking water will always be helpful in making more seminal fluid, but there are supplements that can aid the process of semen production as well. Some proven nutrients for semen volume are Pygeum, Zinc, Lecitihin, Vitamin E, and L-Arginine. This combination of supplement stacks is often referred to a the holy grail of sex or the holy grail of semen volume.
Does Testosterone Increase Sperm Count
Testosterone injections, or TRT can have a negative impact on sperm count. Since exogenous testosterone injections signal to the body that it already has enough testosterone, the body signals to the testicles to produce less testosterone. This also means that the testicles are operating at a lower capacity, which causes them to produce less sperm, or halt sperm production altogether. From a 2018 study:
“Testosterone therapy is a contraceptive, albeit a poor one. Men of reproductive age with low testosterone should be counseled on the adverse effects of TRT on fertility. Obtaining a semen analysis and possible cryopreservation of sperm should be offered if TRT is prescribed to men interested in preserving fertility. Options such as clomiphene citrate and hCG along with a referral to a reproductive urologist should be considered to naturally increase testosterone levels in those men with low testosterone who want to avoid TRT (7).”
How Long Does hCG Take To Increase Sperm Count
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG works very quickly whe injected. Subjects of an hCG study showed increased sperm counts after 6 months of use.
According to American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists clinical guideline hCG alone can initiate sperm production and it should be initial therapy of choice for at least 6-12 months. Therapy with hCG is generally started at 1,000 to 2,000 IU intramuscularly 2–3 times a week.
“Our results demonstrated that administration of hCG therapy beside varicocelectomy can improve the fertility rate and better spermatogenesis with lower adverse effects in patients with varicocele and abnormal semen analysis. This can lead to improve the pregnancy rate. We proposed that treatment of male infertility in varicocele with hCG may prove cost effective and one can achieve pregnancy naturally without assisted reproductive techniques related complication. It is recommended to use this choice for similar patients; however, performing more research in large scale population and multi-centric studies are needed to provide more evidence of using this choice (8).”
Does Edging Increase Sperm Count
Edging is the practice of becoming sexually stimulated, but not orgasming. This can be to the point of near orgasm, and then stopping being ejaculation. While edging can cause a higher volume of semen to be ejaculated, it doesn’t increase the sperm count, per unit of volume, of the ejaculation.
How To Cum More Than Once
After orgasm men experience a refractory period. This period can last minutes to hours, and that time depends on many factors. A main factor is age. As men get older the refractory period gets longer. There are a few tricks to reducing the refractory period, or skipping it altogether. Reducing stimulation during orgasm can allow a man to continue sex more quickly afterward, even using the same erection. While it’s nearly impossible for men to have multiple ejaculatory orgasms with no refractory period, you can climax several times in a row if you don’t release any semen. The technique is known as non-ejaculatory multiple orgasm, or NEMO, and involves strengthening your pelvic floor.
Another option is to work with a partner to build up sexual stamina, allowing the man to more quickly return to sex (6). Breathing exercises, kegel exercises, and abdominal health can all help with improving sexual stamina.
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