Taking supplements is usually a safe way for people to get their recommended daily intake of most vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, the body does not always absorb them quickly.
The majority of studies show that eating foods with high levels of specific chemicals and compounds allows the body to use them more effectively.
The best way to naturally increase sperm count may be to eat more foods rich in sperm-friendly nutrients like vitamin C, antioxidants, and polyunsaturated fats.
Here are four factors that reduce sperm count in men:
1. Tobacco Use
Smoking exposes your body to substances that cause oxidative stress. This can lead to sperm DNA changes, which have been shown to reduce sperm quality and fertilization chances. Stop smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve the health of your body and sperm.
2. Abundant alcohol consumption
Excessive alcohol consumption reduces testosterone production while also affecting sperm concentration and morphology (shape). As a result, less healthy sperm may be produced.
3. Contaminants in the environment
Environmental factors such as air quality and exposure to hazardous chemicals are frequently linked to declining sperm health and count as pollution and traffic congestion increase.
A 2019 study, in particular, linked low sperm counts to living in heavily industrialized areas with poor air quality.
Reduced exposure to environmental pollutants also leads to improved overall health.
4. Excessive consumption of foods high in estrogen
Some foods, particularly soy products, contain plant estrogen. This may have an impact on sperm production and testosterone bonding.
Furthermore, many plastic and canned goods contain high levels of synthetic estrogens. According to a 2019 study, bisphenol A interacts with estrogen receptors in the body and may affect male fertility after exposure.