Male infertility is usually reflected in the case when a man is not able to impregnate a woman during a year of unprotected sex. Both sexes may be responsible for the failure although chances of male infertility are slightly higher. The higher the sperm count, the more chances there are for the impregnation, but it is still largely unknown exactly how much sperm is required to impregnate a woman.
Infertility in men is mainly caused by anatomical defects or the formation of scar tissue during the recovery process of the reproductive tract. Reduced levels of the production of testosterone lead to a low sperm count and infertility. Motility of sperm reflected by its activity is a sign of healthy sperm and a very important factor of impregnation. Free radicals can cause much damage to sperm due to its fragility. Smoking, malnutrition, stress and alcohol can influence the levels of testosterone and free radicals. Side effects of various medications can also alter the sperm motility.
A surgery is the most common way of dealing with anatomical defects and scarring, while various supplements can take care of infertility in men because male infertility problems are not related to aging. Supplements give the best results when taken for at least several months and all of them are generally safe to use. Antioxidants in supplements are a potent protection from the damage caused by free radicals. Motility is greatly increased by vitamin C.
Zinc and flaxseed are highly beneficial for male infertility because they increase sperm count and the testosterone production. Copper supplements and essential fatty acid promote the general health of sperm. Arginine very efficiently deals with the problems concerning sperm count and sperm motility.
Panax ginseng herb is very helpful in the formation of sperm and it stimulates the production of testosterone. Siberian ginseng is an alternative which shares the same properties. Herbal remedies made from pygeum africanum are very efficient in helping with infertility and are very beneficial for various prostate problems.
Alcohol should be avoided at all costs, as well as smoking, since these both can be very harmful to sperm production. Yoga and meditation are very helpful in defeating various negative psychological factors and improving general health.
Siberian ginseng can be successfully alternated with Panax ginseng. Flaxseed oil should be consumed in the morning. Vitamin E can be ingested, but if one takes anticoagulant medications the doctor should be consulted first. Vitamin C can be taken three times per day, but it may cause diarrhea as well.
Zinc should be followed by copper after one month of consumption. Arginine is good too, but it is not recommended for those with genital herpes or kidney diseases.