Sperm Abnormal

• DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids– Food such as salmon, anchovies, sardines, shrimp, chicken, and walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and DHA that are excellent in improving the blood flow all over the body– including in the genital areas. A smooth blood flow down there increases sexual functions.

• Green and leafy vegetables– Green veggies are rich in folic acid, which decreases the possibility of birth defects in babies. It has been found that men who have low level of folate in them produce sperm with chromosomal abnormalities, resulting to slow motility and weak babies.

• Zinc-rich food items-Eat eggs, seafoods, turkey, pumpkin seeds, and oysters. These food items are rich in zinc, an element that boosts high testosterone levels and increased sperm count. Zinc is also found in oatmeal, beef, corn, and yogurt.

• Vitamins C and A-These vitamins cannot only increase sperm motility but their viability as well. Food such as asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes, snow peas, sweet potatoes, and other yellow fruits and vegetables are rich in these vitamins. When you lack in them, you are likely to produce sluggish sperm, which are totally clueless of where to go.

Other Factors Causing Low Sperm Motility

Low motility of the sperm may be caused by other factors besides nutritional deficiencies. For instance, if you have variceole, your sperm may not move as how they are supposed to. This problem may be addressed by resorting to surgery.

Hormonal deficiency may also be another factor of low sperm motility. If this is your case, the procedure to adapt is using medications. These medications will focus on balancing the hormones. Once the hormonal levels are back to normal, the motility of your sperm may get better. However, this case is quite rare. And even if your hormones are back to normal, there is no 100% guarantee that sperm movement would improve. Discuss with your doctor and weigh the risks and benefits in going through this option.

Some studies suggest that the problem in sperm movements may be brought about by the lack of L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine. These are proteins that work as catalysts in making the sperm use the natural sugars surrounding them so they can be more energetic in swimming forward. An increase in these carnitine proteins may be an effective treatment to level up sperm motility.

Other Treatments

The problem in sperm motility is caused by different factors and treating them will also vary depending on their causes. When natural means as well as medications don’t seem to increase sperm motility as they are expected to, you may opt for other more aggressive treatments like In Vitro Fertilization or IVF.