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Nutrients For the Prospective Father

Nutrients For the Prospective Father     Zinc Zinc is one of the most commonly seen deficiencies in males of reproductive age. It is an essential mineral because it is needed for testosterone production. It is at the upmost importance that Zinc is supplemented for males with any fertility issues. Zinc also needs to be taken for as long as possible. Zinc is vital for viable sperm count, motility, quality and quantity. Recommended daily dose is 50 mg. Potassium Deficiency can reduce sperm motility. Avoid salt to keep potassium levels up. Sources include fresh fruit and vegetables. Magnesium Important for healthy sperm and nervous system. Sources include dark green leafy vegetables, seeds, legumes, tofu, almonds, pecans, Brazil nuts, brown rice, avocado, dried apricots. Manganese Severe deficiency can lead to a total lack of sperm. Sources include nuts and whole grains, seeds, legumes, leafy green vegetables. Beta Carotene: Important for sperm production, health of the testes, and conversion of cholesterol to testosterone. Vitamin C Vitamin C is necessary to prevent sperm clumping together, which inhibits the sperm motility. Vitamin C can be also particularly helpful for smokers fertility. Vitamin E Vitamin E protects the body against free radical damage. Deficiencies may compromise the formation of new sperm. It is also important for sperm count and especially if sperm stick together. The recommended daily dose is 400-800 IU. Selenium Selenium is needed for the production of testosterone. Again prevents free radical damage. Aids the sperm to attach to the ovum in IVF. Recommended daily dose is 200 mg daily, do not exceed daily dose. Coenzyme Q10 Coenzyme Q10 is an excellent...

Men’s health

How Acupuncture and TCM help men’s health   ” A man too busy to take care of his health, is like a mechanic too busy to care of his tools” ~ Spanish proverb   Part of being a man is caring for your health and well-being through all the stages of your life. While it can sometimes be difficult to talk with your doctor or practitioner about issues such as prostate conditions, erectile dysfunction, or infertility, it’s important to be open and honest. After all, these concerns can have a major impact on your overall health as well as your sex life, your relationship, and your emotional health.   Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer powerful tools to help you feel your best. They’ve been used for thousands of years to treat men’s health concerns and they can be safely used along with Western therapies.   How can Acupuncture and TCM help Men’s health?   Acupuncture is a complex system of care used to maintain health, relieve symptoms, and improve well-being. At the core of this ancient medicine is the concept of Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, which protects the body from illness, pain and disease. This energy flows through the body in pathways called Maridians that are connected to specific organs and glands. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. If it is out of balance or restricted, illness and symptoms – prostate problems or infertility, for example – can result.   Prostatitis   The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that sits beneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra (the...