How to Optimize Fertility in Males & Females by Scicomm Media

How to Optimize Fertility in Males & Females

from Huberman Lab

by Scicomm Media

Published: Mon Jan 23 2023

Show Notes

In this episode, I discuss the mechanisms by which human eggs and sperm are generated, the ovulatory/menstrual cycle, the conception process and overall fertility in males and females. I also explain how, regardless of whether you seek to conceive children, optimizing egg and sperm health is directly related to vitality and longevity. I cover the nutrition-based, behavioral, supplement-based and prescription approaches to optimizing egg and sperm health, the ovulatory/menstrual cycle and fertility. In addition, I explain lifestyle choices that greatly assist or harm fertility—several of which are very surprising. I provide science-based protocols for those trying to conceive children. The tools and principles I discuss can also improve overall vitality and longevity in all people, regardless of age.

For the full show notes, visit hubermanlab.com.

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()Eggs & Sperm, Genes, Fertilization

()Puberty: Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH), Melatonin & Leptin

()Onset Trends of Puberty, Odors Effects

()Female Puberty, Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

()AG1 (Athletic Greens)

()Ovulatory & Menstrual Cycle

()Follicular Phase: Egg Maturation & Ovulation, FSH & Estrogen

()Luteal Phase: Progesterone & Estrogen, Menstruation

()Ovulation & Libido; Luteal Phase & Malaise; Individual Variability


()Sex Chromosomes, Sperm

()Tool: Testicular Temperature & Fertility

()Sperm Production, Seminal Fluid, Vasectomy

()Sperm Cells, Mitochondria & Motility, Intercourse Frequency & Fertilization

()Sperm Production, GnRH, FSH, LH & Testosterone

()Ejaculate Quality, Sperm Counts, Fertilization, Ectopic Pregnancy

()Tool: Sexual Intercourse Frequency & Fertilization

()Tools: Tracking Ovulation, Libido, Lubricants

()Fecundability: Egg Quality & Woman’s Age, Cumulative Pregnancy Rate

()Miscarriages, Chromosomal Abnormalities

()Female Fertility: Age, Follicle Testing & Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Testing

()Male Fertility: Sperm Analysis, Age

()Fertility & Hormone Analysis, Age

()Fertility Effects of Sleep, Cortisol/Stress, Cannabis/Nicotine & Alcohol

()Fertility, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Viral Infection & Cystic Fibrosis

()Tool: Testicular Temperature & Fertility

()Tool: Phones & Sperm Quality

()Deliberate Cold Exposure & Fertility, Testicular Temperature, Cortisol/Stress

()Fertility, Exercise & Mitochondrial Health; Intermittent Fasting

()Testosterone Replacement Therapy & Sperm Production; Supplements

()Sex Determination in Offspring, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Sperm Fractions

()Postcoital Female Position & Fertilization, Sperm Quality

()Cannabis & Sperm Motility, Libido, Pregnancy

()Acupuncture, Fertility & Pregnancy

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Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac