The body uses copper in energy production and to support bone, skin, neurological, and cardiovascular health. Although copper deficiency is rare, copper deficiency can result from high levels of zinc intake as zinc decreases the body's ability to absorb copper from the diet. In this article we will explore the pathways that can lead to […]
Copper is an essential part of your mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell. Copper is a monovalent cation found in foods such as spinach, sesame seeds, chocolate, nuts, parmesan, and mushrooms. The recommended daily value is 1100mcg for women and 1400mcg for men (1). Why does the human body need copper? We know that copper […]
In 1944, scientists at Wayne University underwent experimentation with synthesized testosterone as a treatment for various health issues attributed to low testosterone in males. Today we know the treatment as Testosterone Replacement Therapy. TRT is used worldwide to treat a variety of low-testosterone symptoms. Symptoms of Low Testosterone There are several symptoms of low testosterone, but these are […]
A recent study of 120 Belgian men who recovered from COVID-19 infections suggests that SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) poses dangers to male fertility by affecting sperm motility and sperm count (1). The Short Answer. This study suggests that COVID infections negatively affect sperm health in men for at least 3 months after their initial infection (1). How did […]
A 2016 study from Harvard found that men who had at least 21 orgasms in a month were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer compared to men who only ejaculated 4 to 7 times per month (1). The Short Answer. This study suggests that ejaculation frequency has a strong inverse correlation with prostate […]
The term “blue balls” is used to describe the painful sensation in the testicles of a male who is sexually aroused but unable to experience the sexual release that comes with ejaculation. It is very real! (1) The Short Answer. Blue balls are not a myth (1). What causes blue balls and why does it hurt? […]
Inflammation is your body’s protective response to harmful insults like injuries, toxins, and pathogens. On the outside we see signs of inflammation like edema or swelling, redness, heat, pain and loss of function like stiffness. How does short term inflammation have a positive effect on injury recovery? Let’s explore what happens after an injury. 1. Localization […]
Sleep disorders are among the most common neurophysiological problems in the United States today. The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that roughly 70 million Americans (i.e. just under a third of the population) struggle with a chronic sleep disorder. There are many different types of sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless […]
Beta-Alanine, B-ALA, or β-Alanine, is an amino acid that supports skeletal muscle. Beta-alanine is an endogenous amino acid that is not essential, meaning the body can produce it on its own. Poultry and beef contain great amounts of this amino acid. Beta-Alanine, unlike most amino acids is not used as a building block for proteins. Instead, […]
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by your brain when it’s preparing for sleep. Darkness and relaxation can trigger the release of melatonin, causing you to feel sleepy. Aside from the naturally occurring melatonin, you can also use melatonin supplements, like melatonin gummies, to increase the amount of melatonin in your system. Melatonin is […]
Research on smoking has linked smoking tobacco to several fertility related disorders. In this article we will explore how smoking can affect sperm health and your sperm count, and how long it takes for sperm health to improve after quitting smoking. The Short Answer. It generally takes a minimum of 2 to 3 months for sperm […]
Zinc is the second most abundant mineral in your body after iron. It is mostly stored in muscles, bones, prostate, and the liver - but is found in almost all body tissues. Zinc aids in enzyme function to control DNA expression, vitamin A metabolism, cell membrane stability, and your senses of smell and taste, among […]
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