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Ayurveda a boon - Overcoming low sperm count

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low sperm count

 

Attributed to factors like poor health, genetics, lifestyle, etc. low sperm count is a hindrance for fertility. But the good thing is that ayurveda might have a cure for the same. Since ancient times, these ayurvedic treatments are known to provide solutions for fertility issues in both men and women. There are many secrets from the ayurveda kitchen that are known to boost your sperm count and ensure that you have a better chance at starting a family. The normal sperm count is usually 20 million per millilitre of sperm. If this count gets lower than 15 million, you have risks of infertility - often referred to as low sperm count.

Maca Root

maca root

 

Maca root of the black plant variety is known for boosting your sperm production along with motility. It is a herb that is known for balancing your hormones. Have about 1-2 spoons of this root powder everyday, twice a day. This should taken with a glass of water, juice or even with your milk.


Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng

indian ginsent


According to a recent study by the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine association it was seen that the root of Ashwagandha and its extract were known to boost sperm count drastically. In fact, in some people who were given the doses thrice a day of about 200 grams per dose, there was a visible difference in the sperm count in less than 90 days. You have to take about 1/2 teaspoon of the ashwagandha powder with warm milk twice a day. Do this at least for 3-4 months. Another alternative here is to have the root extract after consulting and ayurveda specialist.

Panax Ginseng

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Panax ginseng is often referred to as Korean ginseng and though it is a traditional Chinese medicine, it is also available in India easily. Known to increase testosterone levels along with sperm count, this herb is known for benefiting your erectile functions as well. You can have the 500 mg capsules 1-2 times a day for about 3 months.

Garlic

garlic

 

In the world of ayurveda, garlic is known as a secret ingredient for many different kinds of health issues. It works as a natural aphrodisiac(nutrient which increases sexual desire) giving sperm production a boost. Garlic is high on allicin that also helps to increase endurance of the sperm. While improving coruscation of blood and boosting your immunity, garlic is a great solution for this problem. You can swallow 1-2 cloves every morning or just have more of crushed, raw garlic in your diet.

Tribulus or gokshura

gokshura

 

Tribulus terrestris or gokshura is another ayurvedic remedy that is known for increasing your hormonal production, thus improving your overall sperm count. According to research, it is also known for its aphrodisiac properties. Have 1-2 capsules of 500 mg of this herb twice a day to see visible results.

Asphaltum or Shilajit

shilajit


Shilajit is another popular ayurvedic herb that is known for increasing the male libido along with boosting the sperm count. In ancient ayurveda, this herb had been used on men for improving stamina, endurance and vigor too. Since it benefits both the mind and body, it is known to restrain the problem of faster ejaculation, erect dysfunction and also also low sperm count. You can get this herb from ayruvedic stores and have it in a powdered form. About 1 small teaspoon a day or even a capsule of 500 mg.

Though these are ayurvedic remedies, without side effects - you should consult a physician before commencing on the same.

 

Image sources 

Low sperm count - Alwaysayurveda

Maca root - vegkitchenofindia

Ashwagandha - organicfacts

Panax ginseng - anabolicmen

Garlic - garlic

Gokshura - ayurveda24

Shilajit - Iamshaman

posted Mar 11, 2016 by William

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low sperm motility


Male sperm motility rate is a contributing factor when it comes to conception issues. Motility is associated with the overall health of the male sperm. In this case, low motility means that the chances of the sperms attaching to the egg is very low. Motility is also called the ability of the sperm to swim. The lower it is, the reduced chances of conception are. Thankfully, there are many medicines available in ayurveda that can assist in the process.

Increase Spice Intake

spices

In the world of ayurveda, there are a lot of spices that are known to help in cleansing the genitourinary tract. These include turmeric, ajwain or carom seeds and cumin powder or jeera. Increasing the amount of these spices in your diet is known to help with the problem of treating this issue. You can also mix up these three spices and have a spoon of them once in the morning and once at night.

American Ginseng Root (Panax quinquefolius)

american ginseng

The root of the American Ginseng is regarded as a sexual tonic for not only boosting the motility rates of the individual but it is also known to fight what issues related to erectile dysfunctions, nervous system and boosting your overall sperm production. It has HPA that is known for strengthening the overall sexual performance along with balancing the levels of hormones. It also reduces your stress and anxiety levels, which have a significant contribution in managing sperm motility.

Yohimbe Bark (Pausinystalia yohimbe)

yohimbe bark

This is a herb that is highly suggested for improving overall circulation, especially in the erectile tissues. It is known to benefit with both physiological and emotional benefits to heal the problem of impotence and poor motility rates. There is an active component in the herb that is known to dilate the blood vessels and lower blood pressure. On the whole, this is known for benefiting the sexual organs by enlarging them, thus increasing the reflex excitability for lower spinal cord. It not only helps with better motility but helps in improving blood flow for overall improvement in erectile functions.

Saw Palmetto berry (Serenoa repens)

saw palmetto berries

Saw Palmetto is an ayurvedic remedy that is known for helping your complete endocrine system, which is known to assist the overall reproductive function in men. Some of the causes of poor motility include high stress levels poor immune function and poor dietary habits. Having this herb on a regular basis is known to combat these issues. Plus, this herb also has adaptogenic, antiandrogenic and anti-inflammatory properties and doubles as an urinary antiseptic. So combining everything together it helps to consistently spruces up your motility levels.

Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii)

maca root

Maca root is perhaps best known for stimulating and nourishing the hypothalamus. Known as the tonic for your pituitary gland, which also doubles as a tonic for the hormone system, Maca Root helps in balancing your hormonal levels. As long as your pituitary gland is functioning fine, hormone output of the 3 other glands work fine too. A study revealed that having about 1,500 – 3,000 mg a day helped to boost sperm motility along with sperm count and it also increased your adrenal androgens.

Ashwagandha

ashwagandha

An ancient ayurvedic remedy, this is known for boosting your sperm motility like known other. Based on a 90 day test it was revealed that there was a drastic rise in sperm motility when Ashwagandha root was consumed on a  daily basis. You can either have the capsule of the same or consume its powder - about 1-2 spoons daily.

Maca root- Vikingrx.com

Saw Palmetto berry- bigbencentral.co.uk

American ginseng- Herbslist

Spice intake- Conceiveeasy

Yohimbe bark- Gomoa.net

Ashwagandha- Ashwagandha

Low sperm motility (main image) - advancedfertility.com

 

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male infertility

Along with the hectic and fast-paced lives that most men lead these days – stress, anxiety and lack of a balanced and nutritious diet does affect your food count. But what a lot of people don’t really know is that some foods are more prone to lower your sperm count as compared to others. Based on research and studies over the years, it shows how certain foods are blamed for reducing the sperm count and quality – in spite of having immense heath benefits otherwise-

 

1. Soy Products

soy products

Yes soy has its share of high proteins and is ideal for women who are suffering from menopausal issues and boosts their fertility. But on the contrary, for men it is a bane. Having too much of soy-based products, be it milk, cheese, etc. can result in hormonal imbalances, which in turn could also have an affect on your sperm count. You can eat the same in moderate amounts but don’t go overboard on exclusive soy diets.

 

2. Aerated Drinks

aerated drinks

In simple terms, the excessive amounts of sugar content in all of these soft drinks or so called aerated drinks leads to infertility. Basically too much of sugar leads to insulin resistance and this in turn is known to lower fertility rates. Also, there’s a powerful pesticide used in corn fields known as Atrazine, which is used in corn syrups that flavor these drinks. So consuming too much eventually leads to lower sperm count.

 

3. Too Much Processed Foods

processed foods

There’s nothing more than the convenience of having canned food. After all, for a bachelor pad, these foods are a boon to avoid cooking and are basically no-fuss. But the BPA found in canned foods, which is a chemical is highly detrimental to your fertility health. BPA is known for lowering the quality of the sperms along with reducing their numbers. Unless the FDA does not certify a product, avoid eating it. And on the whole, opt for fresher food forms instead of canned options that are also high on the sugar content.

 

4. Fatty Foods

fatty foods

There’s something about men and beer and red meat. Apart from a potbelly, this is a disastrous combination for your fertility levels. The high levels of fatty acids in the red meat is known to create health issues for men along with affecting their sperm quality too. On this note, even trans fatty acids are known to hinder with spermatogenesis. High levels of TFA in men are known to reduce your sperm quality drastically.

 

5. Caffeine

caffine

An energy booster that is known to help your perk up on days when you are down sadly is a known contributor to reduce your sperm count too. Basically too much of the caffeine from your coffee or tea can make the sperms go a little jumpy. Moderate amount of the same will not have any adverse effect though. So try to stick to not more than 2-3 cups a day.

 

6. GMO foods

GMO is basically genetically modified organisms that are used in high amounts for all kinds of vegetables, fruits, cereal, etc. production. But it is also a highly contributory factor to reduce your sperm count. Too much of GMO based foods reduce sperm count drastically. So try to eat more of organic food variations where possible.

 

7. Alcohol

alcohol

Again, be it beer, whisky, wine or any other kind of alcohol, all of them come with their share of some pros and cons. And here the con is that everyday alcohol consumption is known to lower the production of testosterone in the body. Again, moderation is the key here so ensure that you don’t overdo the drinking, especially in combination with fatty foods.

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A low sperm count or poor quality count is attributed to many factors like age, lifestyle, food habits, etc. The term infertility is used in situations where a couple is unable to conceive post one year of regular intercourse. Poor quality of sperm or low sperm count is one of the causes of the same. 40% of men suffer from fertility issues because of stress, anxiety and other related problems. However, there are clinical and natural solutions to boost fertility and increase your sperm count and quality.

Detoxification

Environmental toxins are an underlying factor of low sperm count. It can be due to excessive smoking, working in toxic environments, a high-fat or processed food diet, etc. Try to detox by having a high-fibre diet, warm honey with lemon and water or fresh juices. You can also try a specialised detox diet from a nutritionist. Quit smoking as the nicotine accumulating in your lungs will have a negative impact on fertility.

Yoga and Exercise

A natural method to boost sperm count is via yoga. Poses like the bow asana, Halasana, Agnisaar Kriya and bridge pose are known to have improved sperm count with regular practice. Do these yoga postures at least 5-6 days a week. Regular exercises - at least, 20-30 minutes a day, 5 days a week is known to boost sperm count.

Diet Changes

High-fat meats are a major cause of infertility. Opt for leaner meats and switch over to fish, which is rich in cod-liver oil. It helps in enhancing sperm quality and is a count-booster too.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/exercise-and-fish-may-boost-sperm-count-bacon-bad/

Supplements

Vitamin C and Zinc are supplements that improve fertility. 2,000 to 6,000 mg of vitamin C prevents sperm from clustering together and prevents clumping - a major contributing factor towards infertility. 100-200 mg of Zinc increases testosterone levels.

Reduce Stress

Stress and hectic lifestyles have led to a drastic decline in sperm quality. Stress-busters like listening to music, going on holidays, taking a break or even meditating, can help boost your sperm count the natural.

Remember that 10-20 out of 100 men suffer from low sperm count, while only 1-2 are completely infertile. But in most cases, this problem is treated with a healthy blend of natural and pharmaceutical solutions.

 

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PCOS

 

PCOS is one of the major causes of infertility in women, which is accompanied by other issues like obesity, menstrual irregularity, etc. As the name suggests, cysts are found in the ovaries of women suffering from this syndrome. Some of the evident symptoms of the same include loss of hair, pan around the neck, irregular periods, hormonal abnormalities, etc. There are various strong medications available for creating this issue. However, due to fluctuations like high amounts of male hormone testosterone i.e. Hyperandrogenism; LH- Luteinizing hormone imbalance and other fluctuations make medical treatments rather complicated.

Ayurvedic procedures:

Ayurvedic treatment PCOS

 

In this reference, ayurvedic procedures are not only safe but effective in the long run. The process usually involves-

Basti - In this process, a medicated oil or decoction is provided through the rectum. It aids in releasing the vitiated Vata and helps to improve ovulation functions.

Uttarbasti - This ayurvedic process is known to treat multiple gynecological issues along with purifying the ovaries. It has helped treat the issue of PCOD by injecting purifying oils into the uterus and ovaries.

Virechan - Through this process, detoxification of the pitta takes place by using ayurvedic alternatives that cleanse the ovaries, intestine and also help in faster explosion of these cysts.

Vaman - This is a cleansing procedure that is focussed on the excretion of vitiated ‘Kapha’. It is a painless procedure where a drug is induced via emetic modes to purify the internal toxins. Doing so also balances the  hormonal system and stimulates pancreas for reducing symptoms of PCOD/ PCOS.

Mentioned below are some ayurveda medicines and herbs that aid in the above procedures-

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shavatri

This herb is known to regulate normal functions of the ovaries, helps your menstrual cycle get back on track and is also known to combat high insulin levels in the body, which is caused because of hyperinsulinemia. It contains phytoestrogen that has natural hormones to help in the same.

Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia)

guduchi

 

Guduchi known as an excellent anti- inflammatory ayurvedic herb. It helps in restoring the insulin imbalance in the body, which in turn helps the ovaries to revitalise while reducing insulin resistance.

Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare)

fennel

 

The common household name of this ayruvedic remedy is fennel seeds that are called shatapushpa in Sanskrit. They are a good source of phytoestrogens that again bring down the levels of insulin resistance in the body and restore the cellular imbalance that is a major cause of PCOS.

Triphala

triphala

 

Basically Triphala is the mixture of three fruits that are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) all blended together. Being a rich vitamin C source, it contains natural anti-oxidants along with inflammation reducing properties. It is also known to fight free radicals and detoxify the body. As a result, it helps in restoring harmony in the body.

Aloe Vera- Kumari (Aloe barbadensis)

aloe vera

 

Aloe Vera is a boon of ayurveda for women who suffer from different kinds of menstrual issues along with PCOS. It is known to regulate your menstrual cycle, restore hormonal imbalances and also cleanses and purifies. Just 2 spoons of the same on an empty stomach is known to aid in the purification.

 

Image sources:

PCOS - Wholefamilyhealth

Ayurvedic procedures -Ayurtimes

Shatavari - medicineindia

Guduchi - Boloji

Shatapushpa - Bestfennel

Triphala - kaivalya-ayurveda

Aloe-vera - Stylecraze

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