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Man wanting a baby

Top sperm when planning to have a child

These tips will help you to ensure that your partner conceives as quickly as possible. After all, a pregnancy relies on the man and woman in equal measure.

If you begin straight away with a healthy diet, give up any cigarettes and drugs and limit your alcohol content, you will be equipped with top sperm within 2-3 months!

Tip 1: Healthy diet

To form sperm, the body requires a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals. You should therefore make sure your diet is varied and balanced, containing plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables!

By the way, folic acid and other B vitamins play a key role in sperm formation by regulating the level of homocysteine in the blood. This is important, as homocysteine is a harmful amino acid which can significantly impair the quality and quantity of sperm.

Tip 2: Lose excess weight

Scientific studies have shown that the fertility of overweight men is lower than those with normal weight. So, lose those extra pounds!

First of all, reduce your beer consumption, as beer is full of calories and is rightly referred to as “liquid bread”! As a snack, fast food, chips and sweets should be replaced by fruit, nuts and dairy products. It is thus not so much about giving up things as swapping them for healthier alternatives.

Tip 3: Alcohol in moderation

Having the occasional beer or glass of wine is not anything to worry about. However, the daily consumption of alcohol (even two drinks a day are too much!) leads to a reduction of the testosterone level and thus also to lower sperm volume.

Tip 4: Quit smoking

The best thing is to give up smoking altogether. The least you should do is to reduce your consumption. This is because smoking not only significantly reduces the quality and quantity of sperm as well as the agility thereof, it also considerably impairs the ability of the sperm to attach to the egg membrane.

And worse still, smoking can cause damage to sperm DNA, which then affects the embryo. The risk of a miscarriage thereby increases.

Tip 5: No (power to) drugs

Do not take drugs of any kind. Drugs affect brain waves which are responsible for the release of fertility hormones. This greatly compromises fertility and increases the risk of fertility disorders.

If fertilisation does succeed, development defects may be the sad result.

Tip 6: The correct temperature

The temperature in the scrotum should not exceed 36 °C, as sperm maturation is impaired at higher temperatures.

So it would be better to do without the comfortable seat heating during longer car journeys and to not spend too much time in a full bath with overly hot water.

If you are an avid sauna fan, you do not need to give up this pleasure. But do not overdo it with the heat and ensure that you cool down sufficiently after each sauna session.

Tip 7: Avoid clothes that are too tight

Trousers or underpants which are too tight also have a negative effect on sperm production. They hold the scrotum too close to the body, making it impossible to achieve a temperature balance and leading to the risk of the testicles overheating.

Tip 8: Do sport

Regular sport, particularly endurance sport, is healthy and increases fertility. However, you should not overdo it. Too much sport curbs sperm formation and reduces the testosterone level.

Tip 9: Cycling

Whether or not cycling affects sperm formation depends to a large extent on the intensity of the training.

Very tight sports clothes, an unfavourable position on the racing saddle, friction and overheating of the testicles can impair the quality and quantity of sperm.

A two-hour training session two to three times a week, however, increases physical fitness and thus fertility.

Tip 10: Sound lifestyle

Nights spent at the pub, long working days without sufficient breaks, or stress with those around you are all factors which are counterproductive to fertility. Even if it is difficult, you should try to ensure that you bring more calm into your life.

Tips for men

Tip 1: Healthy diet

To form sperm, the body requires a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals. You should therefore make sure your diet is varied and balanced, containing plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables!

By the way, folic acid and other B vitamins play a key role in sperm formation by regulating the level of homocysteine in the blood. This is important, as homocysteine is a harmful amino acid which can significantly impair the quality and quantity of sperm.

Tip 2: Lose excess weight

Scientific studies have shown that the fertility of overweight men is lower than those with normal weight. So, lose those extra pounds!

First of all, reduce your beer consumption, as beer is full of calories and is rightly referred to as “liquid bread”! As a snack, fast food, chips and sweets should be replaced by fruit, nuts and dairy products. It is thus not so much about giving up things as swapping them for healthier alternatives.

Tip 3: Alcohol in moderation

Having the occasional beer or glass of wine is not anything to worry about. However, the daily consumption of alcohol (even two drinks a day are too much!) leads to a reduction of the testosterone level and thus also to lower sperm volume.

Tip 4: Quit smoking

The best thing is to give up smoking altogether. The least you should do is to reduce your consumption. This is because smoking not only significantly reduces the quality and quantity of sperm as well as the agility thereof, it also considerably impairs the ability of the sperm to attach to the egg membrane.

And worse still, smoking can cause damage to sperm DNA, which then affects the embryo. The risk of a miscarriage thereby increases.

Tip 5: No (power to) drugs

Do not take drugs of any kind. Drugs affect brain waves which are responsible for the release of fertility hormones. This greatly compromises fertility and increases the risk of fertility disorders.

If fertilisation does succeed, development defects may be the sad result.

Tip 6: The correct temperature

The temperature in the scrotum should not exceed 36 °C, as sperm maturation is impaired at higher temperatures.

So it would be better to do without the comfortable seat heating during longer car journeys and to not spend too much time in a full bath with overly hot water.

If you are an avid sauna fan, you do not need to give up this pleasure. But do not overdo it with the heat and ensure that you cool down sufficiently after each sauna session.

Tip 7: Avoid clothes that are too tight

Trousers or underpants which are too tight also have a negative effect on sperm production. They hold the scrotum too close to the body, making it impossible to achieve a temperature balance and leading to the risk of the testicles overheating.

Tip 8: Do sport

Regular sport, particularly endurance sport, is healthy and increases fertility. However, you should not overdo it. Too much sport curbs sperm formation and reduces the testosterone level.

Tip 9: Cycling

Whether or not cycling affects sperm formation depends to a large extent on the intensity of the training.

Very tight sports clothes, an unfavourable position on the racing saddle, friction and overheating of the testicles can impair the quality and quantity of sperm.

A two-hour training session two to three times a week, however, increases physical fitness and thus fertility.

Tip 10: Sound lifestyle

Nights spent at the pub, long working days without sufficient breaks, or stress with those around you are all factors which are counterproductive to fertility. Even if it is difficult, you should try to ensure that you bring more calm into your life.