Top Fertility Supplements for Men: What Science Says

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Evidence suggests that men’s sperm fertility around the world is declining. Issues of low sperm count, low motility (where the sperm can’t swim properly) and high rates of malformed sperm (poor morphology) contribute to low fertility in men. In some cases, men's sperm analysis is normal, but additional testing shows damage to the DNA (DNA fragmentation), meaning that the sperm can’t fertilise the egg properly.

Therefore it is important to think about how supplements can improve sperm health, to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. Several supplements have been scientifically studied and found to have potential benefits for male fertility.

Here are some of the top fertility supplements for men, guided by scientific evidence:

1. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

  • Benefits: CoQ10 is an antioxidant that plays a crucial role in energy production within cells. It has been shown to improve sperm motility and overall sperm quality. To learn more about the impact of CoQ10 on sperm motility and morphology, read here. 

    2. Zinc

    • Benefits: Zinc is essential for normal sperm production and function. It also acts as an antioxidant and has been associated with higher testosterone levels in men.
    • Zita west offers Vitamen, a fertility supplement for men containing nutrients such as Zinc which research shows is vital for healthy spermatogenesis and sperm motility. 

    3. Folic Acid

    • Benefits: Folic acid, or folate, is vital for DNA synthesis and repair. It works synergistically with zinc to improve sperm count and quality. We recommend the bioavailable form folate. Learn about the differences here.

    4. Antioxidants 

    • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects sperm from oxidative stress and improves sperm count, motility, and morphology.
    • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is another antioxidant that helps protect sperm cells from oxidative damage, shown to increase sperm motility and increase the chances of successful fertilisation. 
    • Selenium: Selenium is crucial for the proper development and function of sperm. It has antioxidant properties and supports overall reproductive health.
    • To learn more about the impact of antioxidants on sperm health, read here

    5. L-Carnitine

    • Benefits: L-carnitine is important for energy metabolism in sperm cells and can improve sperm motility.

      6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

      • Benefits: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the fluidity of sperm cell membranes, which is crucial for proper function.

      7. D-Aspartic Acid

      • Benefits: D-Aspartic acid is an amino acid that plays a role in hormone production, increasing testosterone and sperm quality.

        Having the correct nutrient intake is vital in producing adequate, healthy sperm during preconception and for IVF. The Zita West Ultimate Male IVF Support Pack is a combination of products that does just that. It contains all of the supplements recommend for men going through IVF including essential multivitamins, minerals, essential fats, friendly bacteria, inositol, CoQ10 and vitamin D. 

        Additionally, If you're looking for something to incorporate into your diet, why not try Zita's antioxidant packed avocado smoothie recipe by clicking here? 


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