Does palm wine increase sperm count? Palm wine and male fertility Palm wine is known to be a popular alcoholic drink in many African countries including Nigeria.
This alcohol beverage is believed or indicated to influence male reproductive function or to increase sperm count.
An experiment was conducted to determine the connection between palm wine and fertility with the use of experimental animals, namely, adult rats which were allocated into two groups.
The duration of the experiment was 3 weeks. The group A was given a rat chow and water. Group B animals were subjected to an oral treatment of palm wine for 21 days.
The doses were calculated on the base of the body weight of the animal. After the experiment was finished, the histological analysis was made. The rats’ tissue samples passed through examination.
The results of the experiment on the influence of palm wine on reproduction and fertility showed that there was a significant change in the tissues.
When the samples from the two groups were compared, the sort of gradual distortion was observed in the group B. In the control group A, there were no changes in the tissue samples.
While the cells normally follow an orderly pattern of arrangement, in the samples of the group B these cells were distorted which caused changes in the tissue structure.
These changes may cause a dysfunction of the seminiferous tubules which are the major building blocks of the primary male organs. These results might explain a significant decrease in testosterone level in male rats.
However, In West African tradition such as Nigeria, palm wine is credited for increasing sperm count in men.
The Niacin content of palm wine helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body.
According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a daily dose of niacin, also known as vitamin B3, improves erectile function in men with high cholesterol, and also promotes sperm production in men.
How can I increase my sperm count?
To increase sperm count, these new findings are partly in line with what doctors already recommend to guys trying to conceive: don’t go overboard on the ALCOHOL.
Eating a diet full of fruits and vegetables, exercising, and avoiding hot tubs can keep your little swimmers healthy, too.
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