Factors that may compromise your fertility are heat and radiation. Exposing your testicles to high temperatures in the form of what is called wet heat, found in hot tubs or jacuzzis, for as little as 30 minutes each week can significantly impair the production and the motility of your sperm. The really scary part is that according to researchers in one study, even after a three to six months assertion period of wet heat, only 45 percent of participants in that study were able to regain healthy sperm counts. So if you are trying to conceive is probably a good idea to refrain from using a hot tub or Jacuzzi.
The second factor is the low-level radiation emitted from your cell phone. Now this is a little-known potential cause of male infertility. Studies in rodents and humans demonstrated that exposing the testicles to standard radio frequencies and electromagnetic fields, found in most cell phones, for just one hour a day over thirty day period resulted in significantly lowered sperm count and motility. So these results are currently just one-hour exposure every single day. Just imagine the potential fallout if you are carrying your cell phone around in the front pocket of your pants every single day with your cell phone right next to your testicles. If you do choose to carry your cell phone around the front part of your pants, just turn it off when you are not using it. If you need to have it on for business reasons, you’re better off putting in a backpack, so it is away from your testicles. Now if you still want to have it in the front pocket of your pants and you need to have it on, there are these radiation shields that you can buy, and you can put over your phone. Just make sure that you do your homework because not all of them are a hundred percent effective.
Now nutrition also plays a vital role in it comes to healthy sperm production in men and is a well-known association between high levels of oxidative stress in the body and lower sperm quality or lower sperm counts. So it is a good idea to adjust your diet, to include plenty of fruits and vegetables that are high in free radical fighting antioxidants and phytochemicals.
In particular lycopene, which is a carotenoid found in abundance in foods such as tomatoes and watermelons, has powerful antioxidant characteristics that can actually reverse some of the damage to sperm cells caused by oxidative stress. Lycopene can also be taken in supplement form. In fact, one study where some fertile men were giving two milligrams of supplemental lycopene twice daily resulted in 66% improvement in sperm concentration, of 53% improvement in sperm motility, and a 46% improvement in sperm morphology.
One of the essential nutrients that I would recommend for preventing or reversing male infertility is a mineral Zinc that can be found in foods such as oysters, pumpkin seeds, and beef.