Our sperm and male fertility support regimen factors in dietary guidance, supplementary support, and pharmacological advances to support healthy sperm count, motility, and overall function.
Food As Medicine
Male Fertility Diet
Fat is where it's at
While we recommend men take supplementary fish oil because most are not getting enough fat in their diet . . . you really don’t need it if you’re eating a “ketogenic,” diet.
Male Fertility Diet
It is our belief developed through decades of clinical experience that the food we eat impacts our fertility perhaps more than anything. We recommend that all men (and women) eat a high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrate diet (aka the ketogenic diet). That means lots of fatty meat like ribeyes, pork belly, chicken wings, lamb shoulder, etc along with butter, heavy cream, coconut oil, and other high-quality fats.
The Ketogenic diet improves male fertility in via two primary mechanisms:
Reduces Inflammation: A high fat, low carb diet reduces inflammation by decreasing the inflammatory plant molecules (phytochemicals + associated bacterial load) consumed in a standard American diet (SAD), eliminating the chronical hyperglycemic state associated with the SAD (which causes inflammatory advanced glycation end products and impaired hormone functioning), and providing the body with large doses of anti-inflammatory fats. Inflammation not only reduces the ability to deliver nutrients to important tissue including the male reproductive organs but it also significantly impairs the body to repair and regenerate. Because sperm is always being produced, restrictions in blood flow and the ability to repair damaged tissue can reduce the quantity and quality of sperm.
Improves hormone functioning: Many critical fertility hormones are made from cholesterol, but because cholesterol is also imperative for brain function and repair (aka survival) it’s almost impossible to maintain a healthy hormone balance if you’re not eating enough.
Food is the foundation of a healthy male reproductive system, but dietary supplements can help fill in nutrient gaps and provide other nutrients that support the normal sperm count, motility, structure, and function. Below you will find a list of our recommended and CNY-developed fertility supplements to support healthy sperm structure and function.
A more affordable alternative to the Preconception+, the Male Preconception delivers male preconception essentials with the addition of Carnitine to support the structure, count, motility, and function of sperm.
There are many instances where prescription medications can help male fertility. Below are some common male fertility medications that can be discussed with your doctor.
Low Dose Naltrexone
LDN acts as an immunomodulator and increases the body’s ability to heal itself.Through unknown mechanisms can improve sperm and male fertility.
Clomid for men is used when a low sperm count is caused by low testosterone levels. Clomid increases the production of FSH (increasing sperm production) and LH (testosterone production) leading to better sperm production and function.
Human growth hormone plays an important physiological role exerting autocrine and paracrine control over spermatogenesis In other words, it can help improve sperm production and function.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is used in men to increase the production of testosterone and increase sperm production.Men with low sperm counts and low motility may benefit from daily HCG injections.
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