- What's up with our sperm?
- What is cellphone radiation?
- What does EMF do to our sperm?
- Sperm and overall health?
Since the 1970s, the average sperm count has plunged more than 60% worldwide. Today’s men have half the sperm their grandfathers did; men are experiencing an infertility crisis. So what gives?
Research has found men to be contributors of up to 50% of overall infertility cases! Men’s health is the culmination of various factors but one factor that has been overlooked is cellphone radiation.
Cellphone radiation belongs to a larger umbrella category of radiation known as non-ionizing radiation. Non-ionizing radiation from cellphones is usually referred to as EMF: ElectroMagnetic Frequencies. This type of radiation has increased nearly 1 quintillion times (1030) over the past 100 years, exponentially disrupting our bodily functions and overall health, as well as our own energetic fields.
EMF creates free radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in the body, which are particularly reactive atoms or groups of atoms that have one or more unpaired electrons.
These free radicals and ROS are harmful to the body and contribute to cell oxidation, aging and death.
Free radicals come into contact with sperm and damage their head, tail, movement, and overall health. This greatly reduces a man’s overall fertility and reproductive health.
Sperm quality isn’t associated with just reproductive health and fertility. The Harvard Medical School claims that sperm count may be a good predictor of men’s overall health as well. A semen analysis on 50,000+ men found that men with higher sperm counts had a 43% reduction in mortality compared to the men with lower counts. In another study performed on 11,935 men, the Journal of Human Reproduction concluded that infertile men have 2.2 times higher risk of death compared to men with normal sperm.
We hope after reading this you have a better understanding of how non-ionizing radiation affects your sperm, and we hope to help you along your journey towards better health.
Just follow the evidence
There is evidence that non-ionizing radiation serves as a precursor towards the production of Reactive Oxidation Species (ROS). Non-ionizing radiation comes from the phone in your pocket and the laptop you’re using on the couch! ROS contribute to ‘oxidation’ of cells, also understood as a form of ‘damage’. While small amounts of ROS are required for normal sperm functioning, disproportionate levels can negatively impact the quality of sperm and impair their overall fertilizing capacity. There is overwhelming evidence in support of the notion that ROS can contribute to cell death, dysfunction, and damage.
How is ROS created in the human body? There are many causes, but one strong cause is RadioFrequencies (RF) and Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF). Countless studies have uncovered the creation of ROS from RF and EMF. The exact mechanism by which ROS is harming human health has been largely uncovered in recent years. RF and EMF open up Voltage Gated Calcium Channels in the body, which are the most abundant in our testes, brains, and heart! The opening of these channels allows an abnormal influx of calcium ions into the cell, which activates nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide. The activation of these two species reacts nearly instantaneously to form peroxynitrite.
Peroxynitrite then catalyzes massive oxidative stress by the creation of free radicals that are associated with an increased level of systemic inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction, and are thought to be a root cause for many of today’s chronic diseases!
Expectedly, studies show just this:
Spermatozoa morphology, count, motility, viability, and vitality parameters are all negatively affected by non-ionizing radiation from our cellphones:
One study to have showcased this was one conducted in 2007 on 361 men undergoing infertility treatment. The subjects were divided into four groups according to cell phone use: group A: no use; group B: <2 h/day; group C: 2–4 h/day; and group D: >4 h/day. The results:
“…mean sperm count, motility, viability, and normal morphology among four different cell phone user groups were statistically significant. Mean sperm motility, viability, and normal morphology were significantly different in cell phone user groups within two sperm count groups. The laboratory values of the above four sperm parameters decreased in all four cell phone user groups as the duration of daily exposure to cell phones increased.”
Furthermore, A study published in the Journal Of Andrology, concluded “that mobile phones alter sperm parameters… Sperm motility and morphology seem to be the 2 parameters more frequently affected. There is evidence that mobile phone radiation results in increased oxidative stress, with subsequent sperm membrane lipid and DNA damage. These abnormalities seem to be directly related to the duration of mobile phone use.”