Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fertility: Increasing Sperm Volume

The volume of semen released by a man during ejaculation is closely linked to the chances of conception. In order to fertilize an egg, a large amount of sperm is needed, often numbering to the hundreds of millions. For pregnancy to occur, one sperm cell must manage to survive long enough to reach, and therefore fertilize, the egg.

Under natural circumstances, producing hundreds of millions of sperm cells is not a problem for the average male. A man can produce can manufacture several hundred million sperm cells each day. However, problems occur when outside elements are introduced into the body, such as when a man begins to drink excessively or smoke on a regular basis.

When a man takes up drinking and smoking, his sperm count decreases, which reduces his possibility of fertilizing an egg. A poorly-balanced diet, drug use, and lack of exercise can also decrease the volume of sperm released at ejaculation. The same is true when a man experiences too many ejaculations in a short period of time, such as when he has multiple intercourse sessions within a day. Each ejaculation will reduce the amount of available sperm left within the body.

Men who are suffering infertility problems may try increasing the volume of their semen, and thus their sperm. As mentioned before, the amount of semen released by a man has a direct relationship with his partner’s pregnancy. To increase this amount, amino acids such as L-lysine, L-arginine, and L-alanine can be consumed. Other supplements worth looking into include ginseng and biloba leaf. These products increase both sperm count and improve sperm health, contributing to better fertility.

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