The size of a man’s balls is often figuratively referred to in relation to one’s masculinity. However, does this claim have any basis in the literal sense?
Well, it turns out that the size of one’s testicles is a significant indicator for a man’s health. Research has shown that reduced testicular volume show a strong correlation to decreased sperm DNA integrity, spermatozoa amount, totalsperm count, motile sperm levels, and testosterone serum concentration.
Take note that negative effects are seen in those who have less than 12 cubic centimeters of testicular volume.
Knowing this fact, you are probably thinking how you can ensure that your balls are the right size. There you go, here’s how you can increase testicle size.
Diet for a Better Package
What Vitamin A exactly does is it jumpstarts spermatogenesis, or sperm creation, in the testes. Without enough of it, the body experiences meiotic failure, which prevents the production of reproductive cells like the sperm cells.
Unfortunately, you have to make sure that you are getting the right kind of Vitamin A. The most common form, pro-vitamin A carotenoids, requires further processing to be used by the body.
Because of this, it is recommended to incorporate rich sources of retinoic compounds in your diet. This Vitamin A compound has greater bioavailability, which means it can be readily utilized, for the human body.
Rich sources of retinoic acid include beef liver, cod liver, whole and organic dairy products, and whole eggs. But, take ample care not to overload with retinoic acid as it lead to Hypervitaminosis A, which can be fatal.
Although it is not as bioavailable, pro-vitamin A carotenoids do not present the risk of hypervitaminosis. Rich sources of it include carrots, dark leafy vegetables, and sweet potatoes.
Give It Room
Some men do not realize that testicles are meant to hang low or high between our legs depending on certain situations. This phenomenon is called the cremasteric reflex.
The cresmateric reflex is the scrotal sack’s response when the testicles get too hot or too cold to produce semen. When it is too cold, it causes the testicles to get higher due to the need to get heat from the body. When it is too hot, it drops to get more air exposure to cool itself.
However, when you wear tight clothing, you are heating up your testicles and preventing it from responding accordingly. This results to decreased sperm quality and suppression of testosterone production in the testicles.
Disclaimer: Bigger Isn’t Always Better
Although having a good testicle size is an indicator of good testosterone production, it does not automatically mean bigger is better. Having healthy testosterone levels means maintaining the delicate balance of things – it’s not about keeping it at its highest possible level.
Therefore, when you find yourself having larger than normal testicle size, it is best to have yourself checked. Bigger testicles have been linked to abnormally high levels of testosterone, which could greater risk for heart problems, and to possibility of testicular cancer.