Why you should support your sperm health – and how to do it

If you’re considering having a child, the health of your sperm is important. Here’s what you need to know.

Sperm health is probably a topic you haven’t really thought about much, if at all.

But, for those who are considering being a dad at some stage, there are good reasons to give it some serious consideration.

Here’s the lowdown on sperm health.

First, why is sperm health important?

Sperm might be small, but they pack a powerful punch when it comes to creating new life.

Having healthy sperm improves your chances of pregnancy and also your baby’s health.

What can impact sperm health?

The health of sperm can be affected by your age, whether you smoke or are overweight.

Heat can also play a role in sperm health, as can injuries to the testicles area.

What can you do to support your sperm health?

Adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, backing off the alcohol, exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, wholegrains, nuts and seeds (and is low in processed meat and junk food) can help support sperm health.

You can also protect sperm by avoiding sports injuries to your groin (try wearing protective gear), avoiding putting your computer or phone on your lap, choosing loose-fitting underwear and steering clear of hot baths.

These things may help too

Zinc is an essential mineral that is associated with1 sperm health in healthy males.

Selenium, another essential mineral, has been shown2 to support sperm health in healthy males when taken in supplement form.

And what about oysters, we hear you ask?

Well, they are a very rich source of zinc – so give them a go!

Getting these nutrients in one easy dose

GO Oyster Plus Zinc 1-A-Day combines oyster with nutrients such as zinc to support healthy reproductive hormones and contains selenium to support sperm health in healthy males.

It also supports reproductive system health, sperm motility, sperm production and preconception health in healthy males, and all in a convenient one-a-day dose.

This leaves you more time to do the fun things – like getting started on planning your family!

This post is brought to you by GO Oyster Plus Zinc 1-A-Day. Always read the label and follow the directions for use. Vitamins can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

1 Colagar et al, 2009, Nutrition Research, Volume 29, Issue 2, 82-88, retrieved April 2024 from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0271531708002601?via%3Dihub
2 Alahmar, 2023, Biol Trace Elem Res, 201(12), 5671-5676, retrieved April 2024 from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36959435/