Couples who are having difficulty conceiving may need to look into ways to improve the potency of the male’s sperm. Studies have shown that there are specific foods and substances males should avoid when trying to improve the potency and health of their sperm. Healthy and potent sperm plays a vital role in helping women conceive a child. If the sperm count is low, the sperm’s mobility is slow, or the health of the sperm is lacking conception can be difficult. Avoiding specific foods and substances can help improve potency and increase the chances of conception happening.
The first substance that should be avoided when trying to improve potency of sperm is marijuana or illegal street drugs. Both marijuana and illegal street drugs can have a direct impact on the part of the brain that produces a specific hormone that is important to sperm production. Marijuana and illegal street drugs can also lower testosterone levels which can also decrease sperm production. The effects of marijuana and illegal street drugs on sperm can be reversed. Stopping the use of marijuana and illegal street drugs can improve potency of sperm within three months.
Anabolic steroids are substance that should be avoided when trying to improve potency of sperm. Anabolic steroids have been medically shown to completely eliminate the presence of sperm in semen. The effects that anabolic steroids have on the potency of sperm can be reversed. Immediately stopping the use of anabolic steroids can improve potency of sperm within 10 to 20 months. However, prolong use of anabolic steroids can lead to a permanent presence of sperm in the semen that cannot be reversed, even after the anabolic steroids usage has stopped.
Cigarette smoking and tobacco should also be avoided when trying to improve potency of sperm. Regular exposure to both the smoke from cigarettes and tobacco can dramatically decrease the potency of the sperm. Smoking can decrease sperm count, slow the sperm’s mobility, and affect the morphology. Stopping the use of cigarettes and tobacco can improve potency of sperm. However, the time it takes to reverse the effects of tobacco and cigarettes has not been proven. Some men see improved sperm potency within two to three days, while others see results in two to three months. The length of time the male was exposed to cigarettes and tobacco can have a direct impact on how long it takes to improve potency of the sperm.