Supporting Men’s Reproductive Health with Minerals

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Supporting Men’s Reproductive Health with Minerals

Men are at higher risk for mineral deficiencies than women, in part because our bodies use more minerals on a daily basis to maintain muscle mass and bone density. [*] As a result, more than 90% of American men have one mineral deficiency, and 70% of have two or more. [*]

Mineral deficiencies slow our bodies down in a lot of ways, but one of the biggest areas to take a hit is fertility. Male fertility, in particular, relies on plentiful access to minerals—for creating healthy sperm, producing and distributing testosterone, maintaining healthy blood flow, and more—and decreased fertility is one of the first signs that you may be mineral-depleted. 

The good news is that minerals are affordable and simple to replenish, which means once you’re aware of the problem, it’s an easy fix. Here’s a look at how mineral deficiencies affect male fertility, and what you can do to refill your mineral stores. 

Minerals and Testosterone Production

First and foremost: minerals are essential for testosterone production. Testosterone influences your sex drive, erection quality, sperm viability, and energy levels. Research shows that mineral deficiencies are of the most common hidden causes of low testosterone. [*][*

You need a variety of minerals for both the synthesis and distribution of testosterone. 

  • Zinc is an essential cofactor for testosterone production. Even slightly low zinc levels (toward the bottom of the “acceptable range” in standard zinc tests) cause a drop in testosterone in men, [*] while a zinc supplement significantly increases both testosterone production and free testosterone levels. [*][*]
  • Selenium works alongside zinc as a cofactor for testosterone biosynthesis. [*
  • Magnesium influences testosterone in two ways. It’s a key part of testosterone production, and it also increases your body’s ability to use existing free testosterone. [*] Recent research has found that low magnesium decreases testosterone levels, [*] which is hard news, because more than 60% of American men are deficient in magnesium. [*
  • Boron increases the bioavailability of existing testosterone. [*] In a 2011 study, healthy men were given a daily boron supplement. The men saw a nearly 40% increase in free testosterone levels after only a week. [*]

If you have (or suspect you have) low testosterone, taking a full-spectrum mineral supplement is one of the easiest ways to support your body’s natural production and get your numbers back up.


Minerals for Sperm Motility and Health

Minerals also play a fundamental role in sperm production and motility (how well sperm can swim to and fertilize an egg).  

  • Zinc deficiency is one of the biggest predictors of male infertility. Zinc drives the cell division required for semen production, [*] and research shows that zinc supplementation both increases daily sperm count and decreases your percentage of defective spermatozoa, improving overall fertility. [*] A 2023 study found that zinc supplementation was able to restore sperm viability in infertile men. [*]
  • Selenium is also essential for sperm synthesis and overall male fertility. [*] A 2023 study found that taking selenium daily for six months significantly increased sperm concentration and motility and decreased the number of defective sperm. [*] Selenium is also a powerful antioxidant, and research shows that it increases the antioxidant capacity of sperm, protecting them from stress and damage. [*]
  • Calcium is important for sperm guidance. Spermatozoa need to have been built with sufficient calcium in order to successfully orient themselves toward an egg. [*] Those without enough calcium will fail to find the egg, decreasing fertility. 
  • Mineral deficiency impairs sperm production and function, which can have a major impact on your fertility. Conversely, providing your body with plenty of minerals is a simple way to support optimal sperm. 

Minerals Support Fertility and Testosterone Production

Minerals are a fundamental (and often overlooked) part of male fertility, and mineral deficiency is one of the most common hidden causes of fertility issues for men. 

That’s why we’ve created the Men’s Complete Mineral Support Kit. It has everything you need to support optimal testosterone and sperm production, so you can both feel and perform your best. 

The Men’s Complete Mineral Support Kit includes:

Micro-BOOST™: an ionic liquid supplement with every essential mineral your body needs, in the right doses to support men’s fertility. We make it simple to replenish all your mineral stores at once. You just take a shot of Micro-BOOST™  every morning—no cabinet full of supplements required.
Electrolyze™: the other half of Micro-BOOST™. Electrolyze™ is a concentrated source of flavonoids, antioxidants that bind to the minerals in Micro-BOOST™, shuttling them into your cells to increase absorption and bioavailability. 

Electro-BOOST™: a capsule version of the above liquid supplements. It’s not quite as bioavailable, but it’s concentrated and portable, making it ideal if you’re traveling – so you make sure you have plenty of minerals. It’s also great to take before drinking, both to reduce hangovers and minimize damage to your cells.
Insta-Lytes™: a liquid mineral solution that you can spray on your skin, rapidly delivering electrolytes to your muscles. Insta-Lytes™ are great for spot-treating sore muscles, which makes them an invaluable addition to your gym bag. If a certain muscle group is particularly sore from yesterday’s workout (or you’re struggling with cramps), just spray Insta-Lytes™ and rub it in. Your muscle soreness will decrease within minutes. 

Most men don’t get enough minerals, and they have a bigger effect on our wellbeing than you might realize. If you want to support your fertility, testosterone production, energy, and more, give our Men’s Mineral Kit a try. It’s a great way to ensure that you’re getting the basic nutrients your body needs to thrive. 

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