Top 7 Fertility Nutrients for Men

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fertility foodDiet is one of the most important ingredients when trying to conceive for both women and men.

For your convenience, we have selected a list of the most beneficial nutrients for men who may be experiencing fertility issues.

Of course, just because it’s natural doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe. So always check with your healthcare provider before taking any nutritional or herbal supplement.

The 7 Top Fertility Nutrients for Men

Essential fatty acids

Reason  Male semen is rich in prostaglandins which are manufactured from EFA’s.

Sources Deep sea fish – mackerel, herring, salmon and tuna, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds and avocados.

Vitamin C

Reason  Improves sperm quality

Sources  Kiwi fruit, blueberries, strawberries, oranges and other citrus fruit.

Potassium

Reason Believed to increase male virility and important for sperm motility

Sources Bananas, apple cider vinegar, brown rice, avocados, pumpkin, squash, figs and apricots

Vitamin B12

Reason Required for sperm production and DNA synthesis

Sources Wholegrain cereals, milk, yoghurt, eggs and meat

Coenzyme Q10

Reason Coenzyme Q10 is vital for energy production and therefore great for sperm motility

Sources Beef, chicken, pork, fish, nuts, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries and oranges

Zinc

Reason Zinc is a required nutrient in sperm production. Low zinc levels often mean low sperm counts

Sources Oysters, eggs, wheat germ, brown rice, chicken, and peanuts

Selenium
Reason Required for sperm production and motility. Deficiency can result in deformed sperm and is one of the most common causes of male infertility

Sources Garalic, brazil nuts, broccoli, eggs, asparagus, fish, shellfish and kelp

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