Low Sperm Count – What Foods Boost Semen Production?
Have you noticed a low sperm count together with weak, poor quality ejaculations? If so, you may be interested in learning about these foods that boost semen production and volume.
For starters, your low sperm diet should include some high quality yogurt with live active cultures, especially if you eat a lot of junk food.
And the following info demonstrates why…
Recently, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology took two groups of mice…
They then split these groups in half and fed one group low quality grub meant to duplicate a human junk food diet. The second group were fed the standard rat chow diet which is typically given to mice in a laboratory settings.
Then, 50 percent of the members of each group were given a portion of vanilla flavored yogurt to supplement their food.
The MIT researchers were looking to see how the probiotics in yogurt would impact weight gain and obesity rates, but the data provided them with several unexpected surprises.
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Early on, the scientists noted that the yogurt fed mice had exceptional looking fur that had more luster and shine when compared to the rodents not fed yogurt.
Further investigation discovered that the yogurt group had 10 Times the active follicle density compared to the mice who were deprived of this food.
And the way I see it, this massive follicle density dispairity clearly demonstrates that these mice were getting something special out of this milk based side dish, that the other mice weren’t.
And the scientists agreed, so they took a closer look at the lucky creatures to see what other surprises they could find and two separate things stood out almost immediately, and they both had to do with the testicles.
Number 1: The testicles of the yogurt fed mice projected outwards, which is a blatant sign of increased fertility.
Number 2: The testicular weight in both groups of yogurt fed mice increased between five and fifteen percent.
According to lead researcher, Susan Erdman, these rodents had a unique “Mouse Swagger,” not found in the yogurt deprived mice.
But that wasn’t the end of this experiment, because as these mice matured, the researchers monitored their reproductive potential, which uncovered up even more surprising data.
For one, the yogurt fed male mice were impregnating females at a much higher rate and they were also producing more offspring than the controls not given yogurt.
Also, the females fed yogurt were giving birth to larger litters and more of their pups were surviving past infancy compared to the females not given the food.
Soon after the study was published, nutritional epidemiologist Jorge Chavarro from Harvard University caught wind of it and he began running tests to see if there was any link between semen quality in human males and yogurt consumption.
Quote: “So far our preliminary findings are consistent with what they see in the mice”.
So it looks like this link between yogurt consumption and higher semen volume together with elevated testicular function may translate to us humans as well.
The researchers believe that the probiotic microbes found in yogurt made the mice slimmer and healthier, which encouraged testicle growth and better sperm motility.
But I believe there’s more to this story…
Because the junk, and even the lab chow diet given to these mice was suboptimal in my opinion, so the yogurt filled in some nutritional gaps that were likely missing.
For example, the rodent lab chow that has been in use for 75+ years is basically a mixture of corn and soy meal, with some molasses, animal fat preserved with BHA, rancid prone fish meal, and a bunch of synthetic vitamins.
So this food certainly does a poor job of mimicking the diet of wild living mice who live on fruit, nuts, seeds, grubs, herbs and insects chock full of fat soluble vitamins and minerals.
And the research coming out of MIT backs this theory up, because the mice fed the junk food diet, which had the lowest nutritional value of the two, averaged a fifteen percent increase in testicular weight, compared to the lab chow mice, which only grew by 5 percent.
So I think it’s safe to say that this yogurt added some high quality, bioavailable nutrients that were missing in both diets, which increased the fertility, testicular size and the reproductive potential of the mice.
So here’s what we can take home from this….
If you’d like to reach the upper limits of your testicular potential, don’t rely on junk food or the typical human chow diet, which would include the packaged, processed and vitamin fortified chow sitting on the shelf in the middle aisles your grocery store.
Instead, shop the outer aisles where the meat, dairy and fresh produce can be found.
And when you walk through the dairy section, throw some high quality yogurt into your shopping cart because the probiotics it contains may do your body some good.
This will help to boost semen volume and sperm count within a week or 2.
That’s all there is to it.
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- Probiotic Microbes Sustain Youthful Serum Testosterone Levels and Testicular Size in Aging Mice
- Published: January 02, 2014DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084877
- Body Mass Index in Relation to Semen Quality and Reproductive Hormones among 1,558 Danish Men
- Fertility and Sterility – Volume 82, Issue 4, October 2004, Pages 863–870