Wednesday, November 2, 2016

10 Interesting facts about semen


Some amazing interesting facts about semen.


1. Sperm Responds to the Food a Man Eats
Several studies reveal that a man’s sperm responds and is impacted by what he eats. What a man eats daily plays a very important role in the health of their sperm. DHA found in Omega-3 essential fatty acid, found in foods like Alaskan wild salmon and cod liver oil, has been shown to play a critical role in proper formation of sperm.
A study published in The Journal of Biology and Reproduction, 2011, found that DHA can improve sperm morphology. A round-headed sperm can become a healthy, cone shaped head, full of important egg-opening enzymes once again, when DHA levels are increased. DHA also plays a role in sperm motility. An increase in DHA levels was shown to play a role in the fluidity for sperm tail bending and flexing required for forward movement of sperm. Another study showed that men who consumed 3 or more cups of coffee per day had reduced sperm concentration and total sperm count, as well as lower sperm quality. Vitamin C has been shown to improve sperm quality and protect sperm from DNA damage; helping to reduce the chance of miscarriage and chromosomal problems. Vitamin C also appears to keep sperm from clumping together, making them more motile. Another study, published by Fertility and Sterility, 11/10/2011, showed that men who ate more whole grain cereals (wheat, barley, oats) had high sperm concentration and motility. The same study showed that consumption of fresh fruit gave sperm a boost in speed and agility.

2. Sperm contains a lot of information.
A single sperm contains 37.5 MB of a male's DNA information.

3. Semen can cure depression.
Apparently semen contains chemicals that elevate mood, increase affection, and induce sleep, It also contains cortisol, which is known to increase feelings of affection in the brain.

4. Semen can be used as invisible ink.
During World War I, members of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) discovered you could use semen as invisible ink. They stopped using it after they realized how badly it smelled when it got old. A wise move, in our opinion.

5. Semen has a lot of natural ingredients.
Semen includes nitrogen, fructose, lactic acid, ascorbic acid, inositol, cholesterol, glutathione, creatine, pyruvic acid, citric acid, sorbitol, urea, uric acid and Vitamin B12, along with various salts and enzymes.

6. Sperm moves surprisingly fast.
When a man ejaculates, the initial spurt travels at 28 miles per hour. That's faster than the world record for the 100m sprint at 22.9 miles per hour.

7. Sperm in a count of “Rabbit”
There’s an average of 280 million sperm in every male ejaculation. It’s the exact same number for rabbits.

8. Sperm Live for Days
According to a study published in Biology of Reproduction (1984), sperm can live for up to 5 days inside of a woman, under the right conditions. More commonly though, sperm live about 2 days, so be realistic in timing if you are trying to conceive!

9. Men Need to Regularly Climax for Healthy Sperm
Infrequent ejaculation or sexual abstinence can lead to oxidative stress due to reduction in semen turn-over. This means that the sperm stay in the gonads longer and therefore are exposed to reactive oxygen species, leukocytes or other toxic substances which can damage them. One study showed that men who ejaculated 4 or more times per month, had better sperm morphology.

And Last but not the least

10. Sperm softens the skin
Sperm contains spermine, an anti-oxidant believed to help diminish wrinkles, smooth skin, and clear up acne. Proving that whenever there is money to be made, somebody somewhere will find a way to make it, Bioforskning, a Norwegian company, has begun synthesizing spermine and selling it as a facial cream to spas around the world. But it doesn’t come cheap. A spermine facial at one New York spa runs around $250.

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