Key Sperm Health Parameters

Sperm motility

The level of sperm motility is an important factor for the efficient movement in the female reproductive tract. When sperm cells are not fast enough, they die off before they reach the egg.

Motility is divided into three categories:

  • Progressive motility (PR) – forward movement
  • Non-progressive motility (NP) – local motility (circular movement)
  • Immotile – no movement at all

Sperm concentration

Sperm concentration or sperm count provide prognostic and diagnostic information: It shows the amount of sperm released during sexual intercourse. This allows the determination of sperm production; sperm reserves in the epididymis as well as the patency of the sperm duct system.

Sectional view:

Spermatozoon-Diagram by Mariana Ruiz, License: Ppublic domain
Spermatozoon-Diagram by Mariana Ruiz, License: Public domain

Morphology (shape)

The appearance of the sperm is crucial for the assessment of fertility. Various criteria are used to assess human sperm morphology with different classification systems for head, mid-piece and tail defects identified under the microscope.

Vitality

Sperm vitality is the percentage of sperm in the ejaculate that are alive.

PROfertil® is a specifically developed proprietary formulation providing nutrients that support male fertility. Due to the specific characteristics of the nutritive compounds included in PROfertil®, with a regular intake according to the recommended dosage and administration, it is possible to provide improved nutritional support that will support all of these categories in healthy individuals.