3 Tips for Healthy Sperm
Posted by Kelsey Shaw
Hi there, we’re your sperm. We heard you are wanting to start a family. We can’t wait to help you out! We swam it over and have decided to give you some of our pro tips.
Did you know sperm counts have declined by 53% since the 70’s?! (1) We know?! Think how we must feel! Thankfully, there are some things you can do to help us out:
1. Temperature For Healthy Sperm
We noticed you have really been enjoying those nightly soaks in the hot tub. We know it’s been cold out, but please stop cooking us!
Several studies support evidence that testes exposed to high temperatures reduce both sperm output and quality (2). Thankfully, this damage can be reversed, but it may take upwards of 3 to 6 months, since it takes 64 days to generate new sperm (3). So please, keep us in mind the next time you are tempted to go for a hot soak when trying to conceive.
2. Timing for Conception
Now that you know not to over-cook us, we are going to talk about timing. How frequently should you be ejaculating when trying to create a healthy pregnancy? You don’t need to save your pennies; in this case we want you to spend! Fresh is best, thus using us more regularly, specifically every other day around your partner’s fertile window is best (4).
Research shows the 6-day period ending on day of ovulation is best (4). So please use us, don’t store us up, we want the fresh sperm to have the highest chance for successful fertilization!
3. Nutrition for Sperm Health
Speaking of fresh, what can we say, we love our fresh nuts! Walnuts to be specific. Not only are they delicious, they are chalked full of omega-3’s, vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fat (5). They seem to give us more vitality (6) and who doesn’t want healthier and better moving sperm? So please feed our cravings, don’t be shy. Roughly 2 handfuls a day are recommended.
We hope you enjoyed our Tips for Healthy Sperm! If you have any fertility questions, we love hearing from you! Our experts at WFH are always here to support and answer questions.
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