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DROP: Tighty whiteys
The research: High scrotal temperatures have long been known to negatively impact the function of the testes. A large 2018 study found that men who most frequently wore boxers had significantly higher sperm concentrations and total sperm counts than men who wore tight briefs.
Best for: Increasing sperm count
The research: Supplementing with this little powerhouse has been shown to significantly improve both sperm numbers and how well the sperm moves. Aim for a dose between 200-300mg per day.
Best for: Boosting sperm count and sperm motility.
The research: Exposure to tobacco has been shown to decrease sperm numbers, movement and shape. There is a linear relationship, meaning that heavier smokers have poorer sperm health, so even decreasing the habit is a good place to start
Best for: Improving sperm count, sperm motility and sperm morphology.
The research: Studies indicate acupuncture treatments have a positive effect on sperm motility, with new research supporting electro-acupuncture as a particularly viable treatment option for both the motility and restoring the process of sperm production. Although some studies suggest acupuncture may support sperm count, better quality research found this was most marked when low counts were due to inflammation of the genital tract.
Best for: Improving sperm motility and increasing low sperm counts associated with genital tract inflammation.
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