10 things you didn’t know about male fertility

By Louise Belle BHSc (Nut Med)

1. Diet

Eating an unhealthy diet can reduce the quality of sperm.

2. Vitamin C

Vitamin C improves sperm count and motility.

3. Stress

Stress can reduce sperm concentration during ejaculation.

4. Why?

In the majority of cases, the cause of male infertility is idiopathic, or unknown.

5. Quality

The quality of a male’s sperm could contribute to up to 50% of infertility in couples.

6. DNA

The head of the sperm contains the DNA.

7. Obesity

Obesity can affect a male’s fertility.

8. Selenium

Selenium is an antioxidant that can improve sperm quality.

9. Sperm Count

The average sperm count has reduced by nearly 60% in the last 40 years.

10. Smoking

Smoking or being exposed to cigarette smoke can impair sperm maturation and function.

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