Swim Strong in the Fertility Race
Think virility is the bee all and end all of making a baby? Think again!
It’s fertility over virility that will help you win the race and the health and motility of the sperm is paramount, according to scientists.
Published in the Journal of Urology, the study involving 228 men with unexplained sperm problems contributing to infertility, including poor sperm numbers, low movement and abnormally shaped sperm were treated in a double blind, placebo controlled, randomised study using the supplement, Ubiquinoli.
Statistics reveal that about eight per cent of men seek help for infertilityii. One in six couples in Australia and New Zealand suffer infertilityiii and more than a third of men aged over 40 years report having one or more reproductive health problems, all being more common amongst older men.
Principal of Health Schools Australia, Nutritionist and Naturopath, Stephen Eddey said the 26-week trial proved that ubiquinol may help support healthy sperm.
“Ubiquinol is a powerful antioxidant and is present at high levels in sperm and protects sperm cells from damage and additionally plays a role in sperm cell energy production and motility” Eddey said.
Ubiquinol, the active and reduced form of Coenzyme Q10, has shown to be effective in improving the sperm quality of infertile men, according the studyiv.
“On average there are at least 20 million or more sperm per mL. Anything less can lower fertility rates. The study found that ubiquinol significantly improved sperm count in more than 62 per cent of men” says Eddey.
The men in the study had experienced infertility of more than two years and had abnormal sperm count and motility, according to World Health Organisation criteria.
Eddey states that “the number of mobile sperm also increased significantly in 57 per cent of participants.
“The percentage of normally shaped sperm also improved in 52 per cent of men who took ubiquinol as compared to placebo.
“The study demonstrates that ubiquinol supplementation helps support semen parameters in infertile men” says Eddey.
- Antioxidant formula to support healthy sperm DNA
- Specifically formulated to supply (key nutrients) to maintain the healthy fertility of men
- Assists in the maintenance of general well-being
Produced naturally within the body, Ubiquinol is CoQ10 that has been reduced or synthesized to make it more readily usable by the body. The body uses Ubiquinol to power our cells and as an antioxidant to mop up oxidative-stress and free radicals. Compared to standard CoQ10, Ubiquinol has a superior absorption ability which means you need a lower dose for the same response.
- More easily absorbed into the body compared to standard CoQ10
- Powers Your Cells – helps your body’s cells convert energy
- Strong antioxidant – helps soak up oxidative stress and free radicals
- Support the heart – helps maintain a healthy heart and vascular system
- Cholesterol Support – helps maintain healthy LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in healthy people.
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i Safarinejad, M et al, 2012, Journal of Urology, ‘Effects of the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) on semen parameters in men with idiopathic infertility: a double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized study’, 188(2):526-31 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22704112
ii Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vital and Health Statistics, Series 23, No. 26.