Want to create better sperm?
Supplements, superfoods and foods can improve male fertility
My articles often spring from questions my clients ask me, and this was a good one:
“What supplements can my man take to boost his fertility?”
When we’re talking about fertility, we often focus on the woman, forgetting that fertility actually involves both partners’ ability to conceive!
This article is for men who want to make sure that their health is at its optimum condition prior to conception, by using a combination of supplements, superfoods and everyday foods commonly found in the supermarket.
I am a believer in whole food nutrition, especially in this day and age when about 95% of supplements on the market are made with synthetic chemicals that the body can not even absorb – so what is the point taking them when you will only overload your body with more toxins!?
For this reason I have listed the foods herbs that make up the supplements for you to add significant amounts to your diet.
Supplements for helping male fertility
We’ll start with the supplements. Here are some of the best supplements for would-be dads, which are available through Awakening Fertility (please contact me for details), or I can advise you about reputable suppliers.
A real tonic for the sperm
- Shukra Shakti is an Ayurvedic herbal supplement that boosts motility and has been used to improve sperm count (quality and quantity)
- Increases sexual desire (libido)
- Makes sperm thicker
- Increases vigour and vitality
- Helps prevent premature ejaculation
- Improves the strength of erections
Ingredients – Why it works
Chandan Sweta (Santalum Album “Indian sandalwood”) – The active ingredient sandal improves sperm count and libido.
Elaichi (Elettaria Cardamomum) – A common Indian spice added to various Indian cuisine. Elaichi improves the digestive system and relieves constipation. It is helpful in increasing sperm count.
Kaunch Beej (Mucana Pruriens) – More commonly known as kapikachu, this Ayurvedic herb is best known for strengthening the nervous system. It is helpful in maintaining the proper testosterone levels in the body, enhances libido and erections. It is also helpful in reducing the sensitivity on the penis enabling the man to perform longer.
Mishri (Saccharum Officinarium) – This is a source of glucose in the body that nourishes the mind by providing ‘brain food.’ It is helpful in improves blood flow to the penis and is beneficial in making it very strong firm and big. It is also linked to improving the quality of sperm.
Salam Mishri (Eulophia Campestris) – Of all these ingredients, this is the most famous herb for its ability to increase sperm count: quality and quantity. It also increases vitality and stamina.
Sweta Musli (Asparagus Adscendes: “Asparagus”) – An aphrodisiac that improves the sperm’s strength and quality.
Talmakhana (Asteracantha Longifolia) – A rare herb renowned as one of the strongest aphrodisiacs. Helps with low energy, erectile dysfunction (ED), impotence and premature ejaculation.
Various suppliers online, check there are no fillers or binders or toxic lubricants. Before buying contact the supplier and check there is no added:
- Magnesium stearate
- Anti-caking agents
L-Arginine + L-Ornithine + L-Lysine for Fertility
This combination of amino acids (which are the building blocks for protein in the body) improves sexual function in both men (and women).
What are the best sources?
L-Arginine in its natural form, (from real food, not chemically made in a laboratory) is best. This is why I recommend Arkworld’s delicious pink drink. It helps to boost energy and create nitric oxide for the cells. This improves cell function and leads to improved nutrient absorption.
L-Lysine helps form collagen and absorb calcium. When taking L-Argnine supplementation your body will require L-Lysine to keep your body balanced on a cellular level. (If not, you may be prone to a herpes outbreak).
The highest source of Lysine comes from red meat, then white meat, seafood, followed by seeds (best seeds for men are pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and tahini: crushed sesame seeds), nuts, eggs then pulses.
L-Ornithine helps with your body’s ability to excrete waste from your body and boost energy levels.
Foods Combining Sources of Arginine, Ornithine and Lysine
If you want to get the benefits of all three amino acids in your diet then please consume organic grass-fed ground beef, wild salmon, goat milk and goat cheddar cheese. Organic peanuts, free-range organic eggs and organic chickpeas.
N-acetyl Cysteine for Fertility
An all-rounder, this comes from the amino acid L-cysteine and is an anti-oxidant. Good for boosting general health, which is essential for fertility.
Biotin + Copper
For normal energy release and for supporting the nervous system. These supplements will also help with greying, thinning hair.
Biotin is part of the B vitamin complex, also known as vitamin H. Found in egg yolks, liver and yeast.
Be careful not to consume too much copper or it can prevent the absorption of other nutrients. If you eat organic food grown in mineral rich soil you should get enough copper in your diet.
Superfoods to boost male health
Nature’s larder is a great source for fertility-boosting superfoods. Here is a selection of some great foods to try. They may not all promise to directly improve fertility; however they are all great for general male health, which is essential for starting a family.
There are a lot of great, healthy foods out there. Here are some of the real heroes, which can (mostly) be easily obtained.
Great for the immune system, stamina, libido, and fertility (and great for the skin too!), these little fruits have been used in Chinese medicine for 6,000 years. Add to lemon and ginger for a delicious tea. (Lemon will help detox the liver which will enhance fertility).
Black Thai Ginger
This can improve sex drive, as it’s such an energy booster. It’s also an excellent anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.
Bought in powder form, mucuna pruriens is great for fertility, boosting both libido and sperm.
Rich in calcium, protein, potassium and vitamin C, Waitrose sell this all-round superfood in juice form! Great for general health.
Another great fruit for general health (usually found in supplement form), camu camu balances mood – which is definitely needed for fertility health.
A store-cupboard staple, this spice is great for digestion and a great antioxidant. Always buy organic for double the amount of phytonutrients. When consumed with freshly cracked pepper it gives the body a huge boost of benefits vital for energy, fertility and keeping cancer at bay!
These protein-rich mushrooms have so much goodness in them, including potassium, niacin and B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. They are used nutritionally to fight viruses, lower cholesterol, and regulate blood pressure.
Dabur Shilajit Gold
Shilajit is a Himalayan herb sold as a black resin which increases sexual stamina, helps with erectile dysfunction, and is a great aphrodisiac.
How to take Shilajit
Dissolve a pea sized about in your favourite herbal tea (non-caffinated and non-dairy).
Purchase Shilajit through Awakening Fertility, just £28.99 with free postage and packaging
Shilajit also helps improve digestive disorders
Did you know digestion issues impact your fertility?
Here is a Fertility Yoga Video to help massage your digestive system and help relieve symptoms of digestive disorders:
General health and wellbeing is so important for fertility!
Nutrition helps to feed the body with essential nutrients required for healthy DNA. Your diet will take three months to effect your sperm… But did you know your mind and emotions play their part too?
Conclusion: there are lots of ways to improve your sperm health!
Overall health is so important for both partners’ fertility journey. As well as looking at supplements that focus on libido and boosting sperm, look into those that support general good health.
Preparing for parenthood can be a tremendous amount of hard work for both men and women, as can pregnancy and early parenthood. Focusing on maintaining your energy, immune system, and healthiness is vital.
Never forget the role that a healthy fertile lifestyle will have on your wellbeing and improving your sperm health as well as your DNA. This includes a combination of a whole food diet with superfoods and a positive mind-set.
I can help you find the right supplements to support both your fertility and your health. Please anonymously leave a question or comment below to find out more about your sperm health through nutrition and through “Mind Mastery” because when you master your mind you master your body and your life.
Other Topics Worth Reading:
- Food to Create Super Sperm – Read here
- Think Yourself Fertile –Powerful Ways That Actually Work – Read here
- Keeping on the Positive Path – Keeping The Belief You Will Fall Pregnant Despite Setbacks – Read here
- What Keeps Cancer Away Are The Same Things That Boost Fertility – The Anti-Cancer Lifestyle is Pro-Fertility – Read here
About the author:
Fiona Boulton is a Fertility Specialist
(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in Fertility Mind Mastery, Fertility Meditation, Fertility Yoga and Fertility Coaching –
helping people take back control of their fertility, faster.
Fiona is the founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street (Harley Street Fertility Clinic), London; Concept Fertility Putney; Chichester, West Sussex and Perth, Australia
- Huffington Post Fertility Writer
- Fertility Coach
- Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
- Nutrition Counsellor
- Public Speaker
- QiYoga® Founder
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
- Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
- Fertility Support Group Facilitator
- Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through Fiona’s “transformation guaranteed” Fertile Lifestyle courses, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind and body to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile’; to change the map your mind has of your body and therefore change your physiology by clearing mental and emotional blockages to having your baby. Fiona’s work focuses on you taking back control by changing the internal and external environment of your cells so you can improve chances of fertility success.
Book your fertility consultation from the comfort of your home or come to the Harley Street Fertility Clinic for a transformative session with Awakening Fertility founder Fiona Boulton, here.