Over the past decades there has been a gradual decline in male fertility. Given that healthy fertility depends on a many different physiological variables, it’s difficult to determine what’s driving this rise in sub-fertility among men.
However, many studies do point to lifestyle factors and diet plays a key role. Making positive dietary changes can help to elevate certain amino acids and other nutrients that are important for fertility.
Within the human body there are 22 common amino acids. These are essential protein building blocks. Many amino acids have other roles within the body, including supporting fertility. While the body is able to produce some amino acids, there are others which must be obtained through diet.
In recent years there has been growing interest in the application of amino acids in the treatment of male infertility. Researchers are finding that certain amino acids can help to improve fertility in men. These nutrients can support higher sperm counts, increase motility, and healthy morphology.