The fertility spotlight is commonly on females, however, male infertility is now a growing issue, with males contributing to 40-50% of cases. Male Infertility can vary in severity from low sperm count to complete lack of sperm. Discovering you may not be able to father your own child is a devastating prospect, so how can you help to keep your little swimmers in tip top condition?
What Is Selenium?
Selenium is a mineral commonly found in soil, water and foods such as Brazil Nuts, Oysters and Tuna. It contributes to the formation of normal sperm and can improve their motility, meaning they’ll become stronger swimmers. As Selenium is an antioxidant, it protects the sperm from oxidative damage during their 3-month maturation stage, ensuring they’re protected against nasty toxins such as free radicals. Selenium also contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and nails and the function of the immune system.
How much should you take?
The recommended intake of Selenium is currently 55µg/day for men. The top food sources of Selenium include Brazil nuts, eggs, sunflower seeds, liver, tuna, chia seeds and chicken. The easiest way to ensure you get a sufficient intake of Selenium daily is through supplementation.
Where can I get the best form of supplementation?
Frtivits is a supplement containing your full recommended daily intake of 55ug of selenium and 200mg of co-enzyme Q10; the antioxidant needed for cell growth and repair.