Normal sperm densities range from 15 million to greater than 200 million sperm per milliliter of semen. You are considered to have a low sperm count if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter or less than 39 million sperm total per ejaculate.
Here is how to conduct a sperm count test at home with 3 easy steps:
HOME SEMEN/SPERM TEST
Easy way to test your semen quality at home is this:
pour water in a cup
Release your semen to it
Wait for three to four mins,
1. if it sinks to the bottom the semen is ok
2. If it get to the middle and wait it’s moderate
3. If it floats on top you need to work on it
If it floats your reports are suggestive of a low sperm count.
Specific gravity of semen is more than water so it will sink to the bottom.
How To Increase Sperm Count
1. Reduce your toxic load by minimizing your exposure to:
a. Radiation: keep your mobile phone and laptop away from your groin
b.Chemicals: including those found in glues, cleaning products, dry cleaned clothing, paint, paint strippers, photo copy machine toners, silicones, chemical dusts and pesticides, and recreational and pharmaceutical drugs.
c.Quit smoking as smokers are 60% more likely to be infertile than non-smokers.
d.Limit alcohol consumption as even a moderate intake of 1-5 drinks per week increases the risk of infertility.
2. Eat well by making sure you get enough of the following nutrients:
Good fats, specifically Omega 3 found in cold water oil fish like salmon and mackerel. And steer clear of trans fats like those found in margarine and fast food.
Incorporate whole grains, nuts and dark, leafy green veggies into your diet and rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants and fertility nutrients such as Zinc, selenium and magnesium.
a. Vitamin C: broccoli, citrus fruits, aloe vera juice, raw cabbage.
b. Vitamin E: almonds, apricot oil, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds.
c. Beta-Carotene: carrots, yellow and greenish yellow vegetables and spinach.
d. Folate: beans, green leafy veg, lentils sprouts.