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How to increase your sperm count

A sperm plays a vital role in creating a new life. The quality and quantity of sperms in the semen are the next important factors that have a bearing on conception. A low sperm count translates into difficulty in conception. Some of the common problems that men suffer are low sperm count, unhealthy sperm, quantity and quality of the sperm. For semen to be healthy it should either be white or grey colored, thick and more in quantity.


For semen to be healthy it should either be white or grey colored, thick and more in quantity. Studies have shown that for every ml of semen there must be 20 million sperms. The overall sperm count should be at least 40 million of which 75% should be alive and 30% should be of normal shape and form. In that, 25% should have a good swimming speed to move forward. This indicates the fertilizing capabilities of the sperm. Sperm count below the normal conditions is called as 'Oligospermia' and if there are no sperms in the semen it is called as 'Azoospermia.'

Some common causes for low sperm count

  • Infected semen
  • Heat minimizes sperm count. Some ways of loosing sperms due to heat are by wearing tight underpants, bathing in hot water, sitting in hot tub for long hours, being overweight.
  • Repeated ejaculation over a short duration of time.
  • Increased masturbation
  • Smoking
  • Increased alcohol consumption
  • Excessive physical or mental exertion
  • Zinc deficiency
  • Anabolic steroid use
  • Deformed genitals
  • Prostrate gland disorders
  • Harmful or toxic pollutants.



How to increase your sperm count

Ways to can Increase Your Sperm Count

  • Have sex & masturbate less often - the more times you ejaculate, the less dense your semen will be. Maintain a gap of 3 days between two consecutive ejaculations.
  • Refrain from habits like smoking, alcohol consumption etc. - Alcohol affects your liver function, which, in turn, causes a dramatic rise in estrogen levels. Even two drinks a day will have long-term effects on sperm production
  • Exercise regularly. Exercising your PC muscle can help you shoot further than ever before.
  • Eat Nutritious Food - Diet that's low in fat, and high in protein, vegetables, and whole grains is good for your health and for your sperm. Avoid bitter, astringent and spicy foods. Reduce caffeine intake
  • Avoid heating of testicles - Wear loose, cotton boxer shorts, Avoid hot baths and saunas
  • Lose any excess weight, which tends to cause testosterone/estrogen imbalances.
  • Reduce stress levels by learning relaxation techniques - Keep your mind and body healthy by regular practice of YOGA and MEDITATION.
  • Massage body with herbal oil, which improves blood circulation.
  • Try supplements - Certain natural supplements promise to increase sperm production. Checkout some Natural and Herbal, no side effects supplements at
  • Make love in the early morning or afternoon. Sperm levels are often highest in the mornings.
  • Try to maintain a three day gap between two consecutive ejaculations to remain fertile.
  • Oysters are rich in zinc and are known to increase sperm and testosterone production.