My husband was recently tested and found to have low sperm count.
Q. Dear Terry, “My husband was recently tested and found to have low sperm count. Any recommendations on what he can do nutritionally?” — L.W., Chula Vista, CA
A. Dear L.W., I do have some options that I believe can make a difference. However, I strongly encourage your husband to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with his physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.
Your husband may want to consider adding maca, a root plant from the highlands of the Andes Mountains called maca, to his daily regimen. In one study, maca was shown to improve both sperm production and motility. In addition, maca can also have an impact on energy, mood and stamina, as well as enhance sexual performance. I suggest taking 2,250-4,500 mg of organic whole maca root extract daily.
When looking for maca, be wary – lots of companies are making claims about “special” forms of maca. However, I think maca is best when in the form used in the ancient Andes cultures–nothing altered or manipulated. I think this form far and away has the most powerful effects. Some other things to consider when purchasing maca: Is it whole root? Organic? Clinically studied? A “yes” answer to all these questions indicates a high quality product.
Diet can also play an important role – he would do better with more proteins and fats, and less carbohydrates and sugar in his diet. While I understand this takes a huge effort on his part, it can make a real difference. Click on my healthy diet plan for more information. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com.
Keep in mind that it may take up to 4-6 months to see changes – be patient!
Terry . . . Naturally