Having a baby is a special and exciting time, but for some couples getting pregnant can be a frustrating time too. There are many reasons why a couple may have a difficult time getting pregnant.
One reason may be that the man may have impaired sperm parameters. Researchers looked into whether or not co-enzyme Q10 would improve these. Infertile men were given either 200mg of CoQ10 or a placebo for ninety days. Before and after the treatment period they had their semen analyzed along with diet and physical activity.
The researchers found a correlation between CoQ10 levels and normal sperm morphology. They also found that supplementing CoQ10 increased activity of two enzymes which reduce oxidative stress.
The authors concluded, “Three-month supplementation with CoQ10 in OAT infertile men can attenuate oxidative stress in seminal plasma and improve semen parameters and antioxidant enzymes activity.”
Andrologia. 2013 Jan
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