The Top Male Fertility Supplements: Boosting Reproductive Health Naturally

The Top Male Fertility Supplements: Boosting Reproductive Health Naturally

Since about one-third of all fertility issues are due to male concerns1,  when trying to conceive, it’s important for men to think about sperm health and quality. Daily male fertility supplements, including antioxidants, may help to improve male reproductive health.

The Connection Between Male Infertility and Sperm Health

While men produce sperm throughout their lives, they are susceptible to the same fertility concerns as women, with fertility rates beginning to fall at 35 years old. To improve your chances of conception, it’s crucial to have sufficient quantity and quality of both sperm and semen2. Healthy sperm parameters include:   

  • Volume ‚Äď The amount of¬† semen produced in a sample
  • Count ‚Äď The number of sperm in a sample
  • Concentration ‚Äď The closeness of sperm in the semen
  • Motility ‚Äď The ability of sperm to move within the female reproductive system
  • Morphology ‚Äď The percentage of sperm with a normal shape and size
  • DNA Fragmentation ‚Äď The percentage of sperm with breaks in DNA (a contributing factor in miscarriages)

Boost Male Fertility with Nutritional Supplements

Multiple nutrients may improve male reproductive health, and most are antioxidants, nutrients that may defend against unstable molecules, called reactive oxygen species (ROS)3 or free radicals. Excessive levels cause oxidative and cellular damage and increase inflammation, wreaking havoc with fertility. Among these supplements are: 

Vitamin C

The proposed male fertility benefits of Vitamin C include those for cellular health. Alone, vitamin C may improve sperm quality, count, and motility. Together with another antioxidant, vitamin E, it may stop sperm from clumping together and defend against DNA fragmentation4, lowering miscarriage and chromosomal risks. 

Vitamin D 

This powerful antioxidant, particularly Vitamin D3, may promote semen health and quality5 including motility, defense from DNA damage, and spermatogenesis (sperm development)6. Additionally, men with low sperm counts who take this nutrient may achieve more live births7. 

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

A naturally produced antioxidant, CoQ10 is essential for energy production, supporting conception by helping sperm to penetrate eggs. CoQ10 may also boost overall sperm health and quality8, including count, concentration, motility, morphology, and DNA protection. 

L-citrulline 

An amino acid, a molecule providing energy, L-citrulline may be one of the most important male fertility nutrients. By converting into another amino acid, l-arginine, it helps improve semen quality9, including quantity, total number, and motility. This change also contributes to the formation of nitric oxide (NO), a sex-enhancing neurotransmitter10 that removes free radicals and promotes blood flow to sex organs. L-citrulline may also help to maintain healthy levels of the male hormone, testosterone11.  

Omega-3 Fatty Acids 

Also called omega-3 fats, these anti-inflammatory antioxidants ‚Äď eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid¬† (ALA) ‚Äď may support cellular function and hormone production. Omega-3 fats may improve sperm quality, count, motility, and morphology, as well as infertility caused by a common condition, oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT) syndrome12. This family of fats may help defend the sperm‚Äôs acrosome13, the oval-shaped front part of the sperm‚Äôs head, which has enzymes that break down the egg cell‚Äôs outer membrane, permitting fertilization.¬†

Support Male Fertility with Supplements

NutraBloom¬ģ‚Äôs Male Fertility Formula is formulated with optimal levels of nutrients shown to promote sperm health and ideal male fertility outcomes. You can further ensure fertility support by taking this product with our Couple‚Äôs Preconception Kit or Couple‚Äôs Preconception + PCOS Kit. However, discuss any nutritional changes with your doctor or fertility specialist to determine any health concerns.

  1. https://www.urologyhealth.org/urology-a-z/m/male-infertility
  2. https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/semen-analysis/
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28822266/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7127905/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7076312/
  6. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0890623817300801
  7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29126319/
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8226917/
  9. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1751731117003147
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8699072/
  11. https://joe.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/joe/183/2/1830343.xml
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3720081/
  13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7025069/

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CoQ10, Male Fertility Supplements, Men's Fertility, Supplements, Vitamin C, Vitamin D

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