How to produce more sperm

Most men would be happy with a bigger dick, but their obsession with size doesn’t end there. According to a recent study, men who are unsatisfied with the volume of their ejaculate experience high levels of relationship distress, fear of failure, sexual dissatisfaction and anxiety regarding their sexual performance.

Thanks a bunch, unfettered access to limitless pornography.

But alas, the ordinary load is anything but big: The average volume of ejaculate is between three and five milliliters (or about a teaspoon), according to a World Health Organization study. Furthermore, the amount of semen a person ejaculates decreases as they age, with peak production occurring between the ages 30 and 35.

So for those that really worry about this stuff, what can be done to, uh, “pump up the volume?” Funnily enough, the people who study male reproductive health aren’t incredibly interested in the actual size of your load (being scientists, not bukkake auteurs). But they are interested in the overall health of your load, and according to urologist and infertility specialist Jamin Brahmbhatt — and stop us if you’ve heard this one before — living a healthy lifestyle is the best way to keep things running smoothly in your pants.

Here’s what he suggests:

Brahmbhatt also suggests avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption (which both reduce sperm quality andquantity), as well as lengthy soaks in the hot tub, since prolonged heat exposure damages the sperm.

Still, while doing all of this might help you produce somewhat larger loads, at the end of the day, there’s only one surefire way to significantly improve semen volume: Allowing your body enough time to recover between orgasms. That’s because repeated ejaculation over a short period of time results, naturally, in lower semen volume (as anyone who’s reached the end of a day alone to find they’re down to a puff of dust and a shrill, piercing whistle will know).

“The body can only recover so quickly — it wasn’t designed to have sex like a rabbit,” explains Jason Barritt, chief scientific officer and laboratory director at the Southern California Reproductive Center. “When we see gentlemen who are experiencing variation, we put them on a regimen: Every two to three days, ejaculate. Once you do that for a period of time, your body becomes used to the pattern — it knows you just ejaculated, and that it needs to produce more semen. It’s like training for basketball — if you go out and practice a lot, you’ll get very good at it. But you don’t want to practice for 20 hours in one day; you want to practice for one hour each day — you’ll be just as good, but not as tired.”

In other words, allowing yourself a one-or-two-day break between ejaculations can help maximize semen volume.

This might all sound like a lot of work (or not a lot of ejaculating), but still, you shouldn’t be tempted to try online semen supplements, as there’s no clinical research to suggest that products promising to increase semen volume actually work.

“There’s nothing currently on the market (that isn’t prescribed) that can increase semen volume,” Barritt explains. “There are a lot of folk remedies and supplements out there that people think increases semen volume, but oftentimes, these are just a placebo.”

There is one other option, though: As a last resort, if you’re not optimally producing (and you’re hoping to make babies), a fertility expert can prescribe steroids or stimulating hormones. “Sometimes men have hormone levels that are outside of the norm,” Barritt explains. “Therefore, a urologist or endocrinologist can potentially prescribe them medications that would allow them to return to mostly normal hormone levels.”

But if you’re simply seeking larger loads for your own gratification, your only option is to give your balls a break. And if that is you, let’s be honest, they’ve probably earned it.

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Tip One: Improve Your Diet!

One key reason for the historic trend of continually reduced male fertility is today’s poor diet. Too few vitamins and the toxins in many processed foods wreak havoc on fragile sperm cells.

You will produce more sperm if you focus your diet on whole, unprocessed foods.

Try to include the following: 

  • Meats (steak, fish in particular cod and salmon, and shellfish)
  • Fruit (citrus fruits, berries and bananas)
  • Vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, asparagus, spinach and kale)
  • Wholegrains and nuts (especially walnuts)

Make an effort to minimise your consumption of processed meats such as sausages, salamis, ready meals, but also soy (due to high contents of phytoestrogen – see toxins below) and cow’s milk.

Milk substitutes such as almond or hazelnut milk are less likely to be contaminated by hormones used to optimise industrial milk and meat production yields. Minimise exposure to heavy metals, for example from cheap fish. Furthermore, green tea increases energy levels and Ginko Biloba improves circulation in capillaries.

An excellent and detailed overview of many studies can be found in Steven Sinclair’s Male Infertility: Nutritional and Environmental Considerations.

ACTION: Eat lots of different, unprocessed foods, drink green tea and take a male fertility supplement!

Several micronutrients such as vitamins, vitaminoids, amino acids and trace elements have proven themselves effective in improving sperm quantity, mobility and shape. This directly translates into better overall sperm quality and therefore a higher chance of pregnancy.

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Human sperm’s 11-week lead time to maturity, however, makes it costly and time-consuming to source ingredients and prepare quality food on a daily basis. A food supplement is a much cheaper and convenient method to supply the male body with the sperm nutrients it needs on a daily basis.

Sperm Production Takes A Long Time

Spermatogenesis is the production process of healthy sperm cells called spermatozoa, commonly known as sperm.

understand sperm development and produce more sperm with these 10 tips and 3 videosDuring this process, male primordial stem cells called spermatogonia undergo cell division (meiosis) to produce spermatozoa. These are the primary male gametes (reproduction cells carrying the male half of the normal set of chromosomes) in many sexually reproducing organisms.

Driven by stem cell division, spermatogenesis starts at puberty and usually continues until death.

The maturation process takes a total of 64 days. Transportation and storage in the testicles takes another 2 weeks.

The first “higher overall quality” sperm will therefore be found in your seminal fluid only 10 weeks after you start any measures to improve them.

ACTION: Produce more sperm by implementing any diet change you make for a minimum of three months – ideally of course until successful conception!

Sperm cells take 11 weeks to mature in the testicles before they are ready for ejaculation. If you adjust your diet today it will thus take three months for the better sperm to be ready for fertilisation. You must therefore keep the diet or supplement on an ongoing basis – ideally until your partner is pregnant or you decide for a different treatment.

VIDEO: How Micronutrients Improve Sperm Quality

A healthy, balanced diet will require a little more planning and spending than a cheap, high-carb fast food diet. But the benefits to your spermatogenesis as well as your overall health and fitness will be vast.

Click the button to read the top 12 male fertility supplements comparison

Tip Two: Keep Them Cool!

cool your testicles and produce more sperm with these 10 tips and 3 videosYou will produce more sperm if your testicles are at the ideal temperature for sperm development. This is between 29 and 35 degrees Celcius. This is the reason that testicles are on the outside of the human body, which has a normal operating temperature of 37 degrees Celcius.

If the temperature inside the testicles rises to above 36 degress celcius, sperm production slows down significantly!

The overall process of spermiogenesis is highly sensitive to environmental factors such as hormones, temperature and resource availability. Suboptimal conditions will therefore inevitably result in a compromised final product. This will reduce the chance that a healthy, motile sperm will fertilise an egg. 

ACTION: Produce more sperm by minimising your scrotum’s exposure to excess heat! Avoid wearing tight jeans and placing hot laptop computers on your lap.

Always make sure your scrotum is well aired and cooled by choosing boxers over briefs and avoiding seat heating, long sauna and tanning bed sessions.

Tip Three: Maximise Your Male Sexual Hormone Levels!

Male sexual hormone production peaks during the REM dream phase. To maximise your production it is therefore important to get lots of high quality sleep, ideally seven hours or more. Clinical research has proven that high intensity exercise (HIIT) increases male sexual hormone production, particularly when large muscle groups are activated.

develop your muscles and produce more sperm with these 10 tips and 3 videosThe large leg muscles (glutes and quadriceps), pectoral (chest), latissimus and rhomboids (back) are best activated using compound exercises (involving multiple large muscle groups) such as squats, deadlifts, benchpresses and pullups. Performing these exercises regularly will increase your male sexual hormone levels and contribute to improving your quality of life including your physical health, appearance, confidence and your sex life.

Stay away from short cuts!

Hormones used in accelerate muscle growth will adversely affect sperm production. They cause hormone imbalances and testicular atrophy (shrinking). It is therefore strongly advised not to consume (by injection or orally) any additional hormones especially when attempting to conceive.

ACTION: Produce more sperm by lifting weights to naturally increase your sexual hormone production. The author recommends the 5×5 stronglifts programme. 

Tip Four: Masturbate Less!

happy couple - he produces more sperm with these 10 tips and 3 videosThe ejaculate of a healthy, physically mature adult male of reproductive age with no fertility-related problems typically contains between 300 million and 500 million spermatozoa.

It is interesting to note that only a few hundred sperm cells survive in the acidic environment of the vagina and become candidates for successful fertilization.

You therefore need to masturbate less to have more sperm available for your perfect shot.  

ACTION: Produce more sperm by masturbating less and having more sex! To maximise your sperm count refrain from sex and masturbation 2-5 days before you deliver your perfect shot!

Clinical research has shown that excessive masturbation affects virility by promoting both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation in the long term. Sperm samples obtained via sexual intercourse contain between 70% and 120% more sperm compared to sperm samples from masturbation. The reasons for this are not fully understood. The cause is thought to originate in the holistic stimulation of nerves across all sensory systems during sex.

A comprehensive semen analysis also includes the measurement of concentration of white blood cells, level of fructose (fuel for the sperm), overall volume of ejaculate, pH (needs to be alkaline as the vagina is acidic) and liquefaction time of the ejaculate.

Tip Five: Minimise Toxins!

stop smoking and produce more sperm with these 10 tips and 3 videosStudies have shown that sperm counts in Europe and the USA have declined dramatically and continue to do so at a rate of almost 2% annually.

In 2008, a report showed evidence of the effect of feminising chemicals on male development in all classes of vertebrae species as a world-wide phenomenon.

Oestrogen is a female hormone, but in high concentrations also a toxin. General health may therefore dramatically increase when oestrogen is minimised. One way to do this is to improve your diet with foods low in carbohydrates and high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Additionally you should minimise all use of recreational drugs including alcohol and nicotine. Some research suggests that smoking lowers the sex drive and overall blood circulation including to the penis.

ACTION: Produce more sperm by eating unprocessed foods. Do not smoke, minimise alcohol intake, other drugs and all other toxins!

Tip Six: Remember To Include This Important Amino Acid 

L-Arginine, or simply Arginine is critical for a many metabolic processes. Multiple studies have shown that it is particularly effective at boosting male fertility.

Arginine:

  • Regulates the relaxation of blood vessels.This promotes more effective blood circulation reducing the risk of strokes and heart attack. Importantly for male fertility, better blood flow mechanically improves the erection making intercourse more effective.

  • Is a natural remedy for the treatment of erectile disorders by supporting blood flow in the penis

  • Encourages healthy muscle growth (protein synthesis)

  • Lowers hypertension (high blood pressure) and improves the blood flow in capillaries (e.g. in cases of tinnitus or hair loss)

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Improves insulin resistance in cases of diabetes

  • Helps to maintain fats and cholesterols (LDL and HDL) at healthy levels

  • Is an accompanying treatment for arteriosclerosis (vascular calcification)

  • Facilitates memory and learning

  • Leads to better sperm. It increases the quantity of ejaculated semen, improves sperm count, and motility, . 

In 1998 Luis Ignarro, Robert Furchgott and Ferid Murad were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the benefits of Nitric Oxide (NO), which is directly and exclusively produced by Arginine.

ACTION: Produce more sperm and boost erectile function by consuming 3,000mg Arginine in combination with Pine Bark Extract per day. Examples of such products include aminoexpert’s VIGARIN, Prelox by PharmaNord and amitamin m forte.

Many male fertility supplements include Arginine. Click the button to read the top 12 male fertility supplements comparison

Tip Eight: Switch Off Your Bluetooth!

Although not yet conclusive, research by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology suggests that electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phones has an impact on the health of sperm. You should therefore keep your bluetooth switched off as much as possible. 

ACTION: Produce more sperm by switching off your bluetooth. If you need to have it on, do carry your mobile phone in your jacket pocket instead of your trouser pocket. When carried there, it will also tighten the fabric unnecessarily and increase the temperature around your scrotum.

Tip Nine: Try A Male Fertility Supplement

A healthy diet optimised to provide ideal conditions for healthy spermiogenesis will provide all the building blocks for the sperm cells themselves, the nutrients for storage and activation (swimming) when they need to as well as the antioxidants which will help repair any damage done to the DNA of your sperm.

ACTION: Produce more sperm by maximising your antioxidant intake such as vitamin B and C, D (exposure to sun), E and A, Folic Acid and Zinc. This is done most efficiently through eating powerfoods and supplements!

Vitamin D is a useful compound to include. Research has shown that vitamin D is important for male fertility and sperm development, but scientists are still uncovering the exact mechanisms. Folate also affects semen quality. Scientists have found a relationship between low folate levels and having a lower sperm count . It is best to take a fertility supplement which contains a combination of these important nutrients to maximise your chances of improving your fertility.

  • Relatively inexpensive

  • Effective after three to six months

  • Able to increase sperm motility by up to 23%, ejaculate volume by up to 33% and sperm count by up to 215% [2].

  • Without side effects

VIDEO: Easy & Effective Ways to Produce More Sperm

Here is a useful video with a summary of many of the points discussed above:

The building blocks for healthy sperm cells can most cost-effectively be supplied by purposely designed composite supplements such as fertilsan M, Profertil, Vitamen or Vigarin.

A considerable range of male fertility supplements are available on the UK market. The products differ widely in price and composition. Menfertility.org has compared 12 of them in terms of value for money and the nutrients they provide. Click the link below for more information. 

Click the button to read the side-by-side comparison of the top 12 natural male fertility supplements

Sperm cells take 11 weeks to mature in the testicles before they are ready for ejaculation. If you adjust your diet today it will thus take three months for the better sperm to be ready for fertilisation. You must therefore keep the diet or supplement on an ongoing basis – ideally until your partner is pregnant or you decide for a different treatment.

Tip Ten: Start Yoga!

learn yoga and produce more sperm with these 10 tips and 3 videosYou might be surprised to lean that yoga has been scientifically proven to benefit male fertility.

Specific yoga poses such as the Pigeon Pose, Dancers Pose, Twisting Triangle and Sun Salutations will benefit male fertility by

  • Stimulating blood flow around your pelvic area

  • Opening your hip joints

  • Reducing stress levels 

A meta-study of 77 clinical studies investigating the benefits of yoga on male fertility concluded:

“Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), yoga, triggers neurohormonal mechanisms that reduces stress and anxiety, improves autonomic functions and thus, improves reproductive health” .

ACTION: Read the menfertility.org article on male fertility yoga, read a good simple book about yoga (such as the KISS Guide To Yoga) and find a local beginners class. The author recommends Ashtanga Yoga and separate, regular Mindfulness meditation practise.   

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Conclusion

Every man, who intends to father a child can produce more sperm by implementing a multitude of lifestyle choices. 

Increasing sperm quantity (count) and quality (motility and morphology) therefore requires a holistic approach. The overall quality of the ejaculate and the health of the spermatozoa is a direct reflection of the health of the individual.

You can thus improve your hormone balance by eating better and more clean foods while avoiding processed ones.

Sleep and exercise more to increase sexual hormone production and communicate and plan more with your partner. This will reduce stress and improve hormone balance.

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