Sea Moss - The Sperm Superfood

Not all couples are lucky to conceive naturally - about 15% report infertility. In many cases, low sperm count is usually the culprit. A sperm count of less than 20 million/mL of ejaculate can affect a man’s ability to fertilize the egg. A few experts consider less than 15 M/mL as being the lower limit of normal. In case of mild abnormalities and sperm count, specific natural remedies such as seaweeds can help you produce more sperm.

Today, we will explore the benefits of sea moss on male sexual health, especially the sperm.

Sea Moss and Male Fertility

Caribbean men have long been using sea moss for sexual health. It boosts sexual performance by increasing testosterone levels and sperm count. Anecdotal evidence also suggests sea moss as a male aphrodisiac that increases sexual desire and function. But what is this sea moss, and what are its ingredients that induce men to produce more sperms? Do they help with male infertility? What does science say about this? 

Let’s dig!

What is Sea Moss?

Sea moss –scientifically called Chondrus crispus - is a seaweed or algae superfood found along the North Atlantic and the Caribbean coasts. It comes in several colors, like various green, yellow, purple, red, brown, and black.

Sea moss contains 92 of 102 essentials minerals required by the body. Some of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients present in sea moss include:

  • Dietary fiber
  • Vitamin K
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Riboflavin
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Iodine
  • Sulfur
  • Manganese.

Sperm Count and Zinc

Zinc in sea moss is essential for libido and sexual desire. Just 100 grams of sea moss contains more than 10% of your recommended daily intake of zinc. In men, zinc accumulates in the prostate gland where it:

  • Strength prostate muscles
  • Improves sperm quality and quantity, and the amount of semen 

This essential mineral also affects testosterone levels in the blood. Higher testosterone is often related to increased semen volume, sperm motility, and the percentage of normal sperm morphology.

Our body needs testosterone for sperm production, but testosterone is not the only hormone responsible for improving sexual desire or better sperm count. Other male hormones and conditions are equally involved. Further research is needed to investigate the effect of sea moss on testosterone levels. We know that zinc may help other conditions that cause decreased sperm count or infertility, such as obesity or metabolic syndrome.

Final Thoughts

Low sexual desire and sperm count can create problems for a couple trying to conceive. Although more research is needed, sea moss can improve sexual health and performance. Till then, there is no harm in trying sea moss and experiencing its magic. Try our products today to improve your sperm quality and quantity.

References

Sunder M, Leslie SW. Semen Analysis. [Updated 2020 Nov 1]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK564369/

Koirala, P, Jung, H, Choi, J. Recent advances in pharmacological research on Ecklonia species: a review. Arch Pharm Res. 2017; 40(9): 981–1005. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7090987/

 

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