Semen quality is known to vary widely in the same person for a variety of reasons. For instance, alcohol, smoking (particularly cigarettes and cannabis), caffeine, recreational drugs, prescribed medications including antibiotics, and bouts of illness have all been associated with poor sperm quality. Similarly, high stress levels and over exercise may contribute to decreased fertility potential. Sperm need to be stored at a cooler temperature than the rest of the body, which is why the testicles are outside of the body cavity. Long periods of sitting down, particularly when tight clothing is worn, increase the temperature and may adversely affect sperm.
We suggest that you reduce these potentially compromising life-style hazards and maintain a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Vitamin supplements we recommend are vitamins C and E, selenium and zinc, together with garlic capsules, which protect the sperm from oxidising reagents.
And remember – whatever you are doing now will affect your sperm quality 3 months down the line, as this is how long it takes the young immature sperm to develop to maturity.
Please contact us with any other questions you may have.