If you’re a man who is trying to conceive a child with a woman but your sperm count is low, there are some things you can do to help increase the health, motility and count of your sperm.


The testes hang from the body in order to stay cooler, so avoid wearing tight underwear or pants. Sleep naked if possible. Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. And sometimes less is more: the less times you ejaculate-- in a week, for instance--the more dense your semen will be.


Certain foods can help increase sperm production. You should eat more red meat, milk, grains, nuts, seeds and eggs in order to give your body the amino acids it needs to enhance your sperm. Amino acids such as L-carnitine, L-lysine (also known as folic acid), and L-arginine all affect your sperm in a good way.


Foods rich in L-carnitine include dried fruits, nuts and granola, and certain seeds, like pumpkin, sesame and sunflower.


Foods with L-lysine should be paired with foods high in zinc to maximize the benefits. For instance, peanuts and dark chocolate represent a good pairing of L-lysine and zinc. So there’s your excuse to eat Reese’s peanut butter cups!


Fish, poultry, red meat and dairy products contain L-arginine. Consuming these foods can lead to better sperm health and motility.


Some people who choose to increase their intake of certain amino acids will take nutritional supplements. One such supplement is “Arginine Infusion” from the Sante Global company. A single serving of Arginine Infusion contains 5 grams/5,000 mg grade L-arginine. Depending on your diet and the types of food you like (or dislike), taking a nutritional supplement like Arginine Infusion may be a good choice to help improve your sex life and get your woman pregnant.