Seeing the Urologist can be a very sobering experience for aspiring fathers.
Especially, when they have to review their own spermiogram and realise that the quantity, mobility or morphology of their sperm cells is not sufficient.
Isolating a single cause for the reduced quality of sperm is very hard. So unless a holistic approach is taken when analysing the subject’s lifestyle and background, even specialists may not be able to provide a simple solution to this complex problem.
The common amino acid Arginine has such great health benefits to the human body that simply consuming it more will improve fertility.
- The benefits of L-arginine related to fertility
- Which foods are rich in Arginine
- About the appropriate daily dosage
- About the various other key benefits of L-arginine in the human body
The Fertility Benefits of Arginine
L-arginine is very important for many processes in the testicles and penis. It can therefore have a positive impact on the strength and mobility of sperm. Professor Frank Sommer
The effectiveness of Arginine in increasing the quality of male sperm is backed up by many animals studies. For example, it was shown that Arginine also activates the production of sperm in goats9.
A common reason for reduced sperm quality is often a lack of certain nutrients.
Male fertility supplements
Whilst a balanced diet is essential, supplements are able to deliver the required nutrients in the minimum quantities more cost-effectively and efficiently than any regular diet.
A supplement is recommended for two groups of men:
- Men already planning for a child and
- men, who have been diagnosed with suboptimal semen analysis readings.
Both groups will benefit from supplementing micronutrients to ensure they can deliver high-quality semen.
- without side effects
- able to increase sperm motility by up to 23%,
- able to increase ejaculate volume by up to 33%
- able to increase sperm count by up to 215%10
- relatively inexpensive
- effective after three to six months
The European market is saturated with many male fertility supplements, which differ significantly in terms of nutrients and price. Menfertility.org has diligently compared 12 of them in terms of value for money and nutrients provided.
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- “Imhof, Martin et al., “Improvement of sperm quality after micronutritient supplementation”, e-SPEN, the European e-Journal of Clinical nutrition and Metabolism, Epub published ahead of print” ↩