Yes, you read right! This post is about how to increase semen volume and quality naturally. Semen volume and quality can be a key indicator of your internal health and “male biological clock”.
What is your “male biological clock” you ask?
Your biological clock refers to all innate timing mechanisms, it is often used when describing certain body functions that are subject to this rhythm, such as the loss of fertility with age.
Our external clocks don’t exactly match the biological ticking inside ourselves. Our biological clock is our real age.
Men’s biological clock is tied closely health status of four key physical factors which are Semen, Sperm, Testosterone, and Erections.
If these key factors are healthy you would be biologically young regardless of your age, although some degradation in the genetic quality of sperm is unavoidable.
Your sex drive is a key indicator of your biological clock
Okay now back to the gooey stuff.
The average amount (volume) of semen expelled by a healthy man in one ejaculation is about a teaspoon. And the semen should shoot out of the penis, not dribble. Many things, in addition to simple aging, can reduce the volume or impair the way the semen is expelled.
The “time” shown on a man’s particular biological clock is a function of how much semen he ejaculates and also how far he ejaculates.
Did you know semen contains 50 different compounds and some of those compounds include Vitamin C, Nitrogen, Lactic Acid, Uric Acid, Sodium, Potassium, and proteins that have an antimicrobial effect which explains why semen smells like chlorine. There are many ways to improve the quality and volume of your semen. Here is a rough guide to how you can do so.
Now if your crotch climate gets too consistently hot all the time things slow down especially sperm production and motility. For some guys, this can be an issue and it’s not an uncommon practice for men with fertility issues to have the Doc tell them to loosen their underwear ….or don’t wear any.
Not convinced? Check out our going commando post (link).
Consume more zinc
Zinc enables the male body to produce testosterone. Because of this, your levels of zinc may affect erectile dysfunction. For an adult male, 11 milligrams of zinc per day is considered the ideal amount to consume. Zinc supplementation has been shown to increase testosterone levels, sperm count, and sperm motility.
A 2009 study published in “Nutrition Research” hypothesized that due to zinc’s important antioxidant role, a deficiency would increase oxidative damage and promote lower quality sperm.
Need more zinc? Eat more of these foods:
- Kidney beans
- Flax Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
For more information about food choices check out this post (Top 5 Zinc-rich Foods That Will Boost Your Sex Life). Or if you are on the go try it in a supplement form (product link) . The maximum amount of daily zinc consumption recommended is 40 milligrams per day.
Having a large amount of zinc is an easy way to increase your load which can be entertaining in many ways “if you know what I mean”.
Avoid Excessive Plastic Use
How often do you drink water? A lot right, but more importantly what are you using to store your water in?
Bisphenol A, commonly referred to as BPA, is a chemical component found in most plastic food containers and cans and is associated with negative impacts on fertility in both men and women. A Slovenian study in the journal Fertility&Sterility found a statistically significant association between urinary BPA concentration in men and lower total sperm count, concentration and vitality.
It’s time to ditch those plastic bottles. If you don’t want to stress and be looking for a good source to drink from all the time you can always carry around one of these BPA free bottles (product link). To learn more about the dangerous chemicals that could be harming your hormonal health visit this post (How to avoid Xenoestrogens).
Eat these foods
Consuming these foods regularly will help boost semen production. For a full detailed list visit this post ( Foods That Increase Semen Volume )
These foods a largely rich in zinc and other nutrients that promote optimal hormonal health and healthy sperm production.
I don’t smoke at all so I cant give you my personal experience but there are studies that show that marijuana smokers have significantly less seminal fluid and a decreased sperm count. You often hear people that smoke always mention how it has minimal effects on sexual health…. But studies say otherwise.
Previous studies have shown that smokers are less fertile than non-smokers. We now have a better understanding to why thanks to research done by a team led by Mohamad Eid Hammadeh, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology a the University of the Saarland, Homburg/Saar, Germany. (Learn more about his research here).
Take a chill pill
Regular high-stress levels cause a rise in cortisol levels which plays havoc on our testosterone levels. When our cortisol levels rise our testosterone levels decrease. Healthy sperm is correlated with healthy high testosterone levels.
So if you want to boost your sperm count and quality get a handle on your stress patterns. For tips on how to decrease cortisol levels check out our reduce Cortisol section (here).
Avoid Hot Baths & Hot Tubs
I have never been a fan of hot tubs but if you’re somebody that takes them on the regular read on.
Findings from a three-year study support current advice that men should avoid ‘overheating’ their sperm. Sperm counts in 5 of 11 men with fertility problems soared by 491% after they stopped having baths or using the hot tub for a few months.
Yes, 491 %!
This is due to excess heat exposure they even say heat created from laptops can affect sperm motility and cause DNA damage.
Lose Weight & Stay Fit
We know how important it is to have a healthy weight, but if you are still finding it hard to find some motivation to lose some weight you should look into some studies that have proven that that being obese (having a BMI over 30) greatly decreases a mans chance of being fertile while also lowering his sperm count (study).
Not all fit people have healthy sperm but it is a start. A study shows that men exercising more than 7 hours a week had roughly 48% higher concentrations in sperm than men who exercised less than 1 hour per week (link).
Increase Testosterone Levels
Increasing sperm volume is equal to increasing testosterone production. Testosterone is commonly associated with masculinity and it is commonly referred to as the male hormone, even though women produce it in smaller amounts. This hormone is responsible for everything from the deeper voices that men have to the development of lean muscle mass and high libidos. Focus on increasing testosterone and your sperm production should follow.
Get off your bike
When I was younger I remember hearing that cycling is bad for downstairs. Tight fitting pants that suffocate your cock cant be wise to wear all the time and then on top of that sitting on your nut sack for hours on end can be healthy right?
Well, a Spanish study done in 2009 by the Andalusian Center of Sports Medicine and the University of Las Palmas found that a prolonged spell on your bike can severely affect the shape and quality of your spermatozoids. After monitoring 15 Spanish triathletes with an average age of 33 the study found that “those that systematically cycled 300 kilometers a week– had less than 4pc, which is considered a fertility problem”. If you are just a weekend warrior I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
Let’s wrap it up
If your testosterone, erection quality and sex drive are at a healthy level your semen quality should be fine. Or you can observe next time you ”blow a load” observe how far and how much you ejaculate. Remember distance and amount are both indicators of your Biological clock and your sexual health.
If you don’t mind taking supplements you should check out this post (Supplements that increase semen quantity and quality).
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Kind Regards, Antonio