When you are a male suffering from low sperm count, it can seem like you will do anything to get the count back up in order to get your partner pregnant. Disappointing your spouse month after month with the inability to help her conceive can really weigh on a man’s mind. There are many solutions that circulate on the web, giving you hope regarding increased sperm count. Some things are true, while others are just hype and do not really produce any results. Two very common things that often get brought up, sometimes alone and sometimes in conjunction with one another is the use of Menevit, as well as losing weight. These two practices have been shown to be productive in increasing a male’s sperm count in certain instances.
What is Menevit?
Menevit is a supplement made specifically for men that are actively trying to conceive. The superior blend of antioxidants in the supplement is thought to enhance the count and mobility of the sperm that a man produces. The ingredients in Menevit include: Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin E, Folic acid, Lycopene, Garlic oil and Selenium. Each of these ingredients are thought to support sperm in different ways, which then gives the sperm the ability to be abundant and perfectly mobile. Here is a look at how each ingredient may help:
- Vitamin C is known as the free radical fighter, keeping the sperm strong rather than it being weakened due to the environment it is surrounded by
- Zinc is essential for healthy development of the DNA in the sperm, ensuring a healthy embryo and ongoing pregnancy
- Vitamin E also fights against free radicals, but it also helps sperm to swim stronger and increases its chance of penetrating the egg , increasing the chance of conception
- Folic acid helps the sperm stay strong and supports general sperm production
- Lycopene can enhance the number of sperm produced as well as how well they swim and are formed
- Garlic oil helps to eliminate inflammation, which may interfere with sperm production
- Selenium is another antioxidant which helps to perfect the fight against free radicals and ensures proper development
Menevit is marketed towards men that are actively trying to conceive or thinking about trying to conceive. It is not a fertility procedure nor does it need to be determined that a man has a low sperm count or poor quality sperm in order to start taking Menevit, a lot of the benefits it confers are to the internal health of sperm which is often difficult to evaluate during a routine semen analysis. Many men start taking it in order to be proactive and help their sperm, much like someone would take Vitamin C to stay healthy during the winter. You can start taking it before you even start trying to conceive in order to provide your sperm with the most conducive environment to help you and your partner conceive.
Menevit is a tailored supplement for sperm health providing all the beneficial ingredients in one easy pill but the individual ingredients are also readily available at pharmacies or can often be found in a natural nutritional diet, for example cooked tomatoes are a good source of lycopene.
How Does Weight Loss Help Sperm?
Your ability to produce sperm can be directly related to your weight as well as your health. If you are overweight or obese, you could be interfering with your body’s testosterone levels, which can make it more difficult for you to produce sperm. There are various theories surrounding why overweight men, typically men with a body mass index higher than 30, have decreased sperm or sperm that is not mobile, but the two most common reasons are:
Sperm counts go down the more that a male weighs. This is thought to be due to the excessive estrogen levels that are produced by the extra weight. Excessively high estrogen levels deplete a male’s testosterone levels, which makes it more difficult for his body to produce sperm. A depleted sperm count can make it very difficult to get your spouse pregnant.
A male body that is overweight typically rests at a much higher temperature than a body that weighs less. This excessive temperature can cause damage to the sperm produced, even reduce the count, making it difficult for an overweight man to conceive.
The correlation between overweight men and low sperm counts is not concrete as of yet. There are still many studies going on to determine if it is in fact true for every overweight man, but for now, experts suggest losing weight as a great first step (for both partners if the female is also overweight) when a couple is facing infertility and the man is overweight with a low sperm count. The only thing you have to gain is better health and the possibility of a higher sperm count, so the non-invasive method to increase sperm count could be well worth it! Talk to your doctor about the best way for you to lose weight to see if it can help you and your partner conceive.
The Perfect Combination
If you are trying to enhance your ability to have a higher percentage of mobile sperm, your best bet is to combine the use of Menevit and getting healthy and/or losing weight. Even if you think you are not “obese,” losing weight can be very beneficial to the quality and quantity of the sperm that you have.
In addition, taking the antioxidants that Menevit contains helps to increase the quality of your health and the sperm. Of course, it is best to talk to your doctor about the best way to ensure proper sexual health, but doing what you can at home to enhance the health of your sperm can greatly increase your chances of getting your partner pregnant.
Don’t fall prey to the disappointment that a low sperm count can cause. Instead, take matters into your own hands and get healthy. The basic premise behind taking Menevit and getting to a healthy weight is that you are healthy overall. This ensures that once you do get your partner pregnant, that you will be in good health to take care of the new bundle of joy that you can call your own!
Before you take any supplements, it is always best to talk to your doctor about their safety for your health, so do not forget to consult with your doctor before taking off on your journey trying to conceive!
You may also want to consider a Semen Analysis Test to learn more about the quality of your sperm. We also offer a free consultation where we discuss your infertility issues, answer your questions and help you decide whether IVF treatment may be right for you. Schedule your consultation by phoning 1300 FERTILITY (1300 337 845) or schedule your consultation online.