Fertility problems affect 9% of males and about 11% of females of reproductive age in the United States. You may have heard of the heart health benefits of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), but it can help people struggling with infertility.
Taking CoQ10 has shown to benefit sperm quality, egg quality and increases pregnancy rates.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that is produced naturally in the body and is present in every cell.
As we age, CoQ10 production slows down. CoQ10 is vital to sperm and egg quality because it is required for protection against oxidative damage and is responsible for energy production in the cell. For this reason, CoQ10 is especially helpful in females over 35 who are trying to conceive. It is also helpful in males with sperm morphology or DNA issues.
Egg quality declines with age.
A 2015 study exhibited that lower levels of CoQ10 can lead to poor egg quality and age-associated decline in infertility.
The good news is supplementation of CoQ10 can help improve egg quality and pregnancy rates even in younger people trying to conceive.
CoQ10 levels in the blood are also associated with semen parameters such as sperm count, motility, and morphology. This is most likely due to the strong antioxidant quality of CoQ10. A study from 2015 involving 60 males showed improvements in sperm count by 53% and sperm motility by 26% with CoQ10 supplementation.
CoQ10 and Fertility
Because CoQ10 has so many benefits when it comes to fertility, it is part of a comprehensive fertility treatment plan prescribed by your Naturopathic Doctor.
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