Coenzyme Q10 Boosts Fertility In Both Men And Women This entry was posted on July 19, 2015 by DrSarahBrewer


Coenzyme Q10 Boosts Fertility In Both Men And Women

This entry was posted on July 19, 2015 by DrSarahBrewer


Coenzyme Q10 supplements can boost fertility in both men and women. After reading about statins and coenzyme Q10, a reader commented that she knew of at least sixteen women in their 40s who successfully became pregnant while taking coenzyme Q10 supplements. Research is increasingly supporting the use of coenzyme Q10 supplements to increase fertility in older women, in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and in men with low sperm counts.

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  • Age, fertility and co-enzyme Q10
  • Co-enzyme Q10 energises eggs and sperm
  • Coenzyme Q10 levels fall with increasing age
  • Coenzyme Q10 and the developing egg
  • Coenzyme Q10 and polycystic ovaries
  • CoQ10 And Male Fertility
  • The best dose for coenzyme Q10

Age, fertility and co-enzyme Q10

Infertility is defined as a lack of conception after 12 months of regular, unprotected sex (at least twice a week) with the same partner. Worldwide, one in six couples has fertility problems. A better term than infertility is subfertility, however, as in most cases there still remains

a good change of conceiving – either naturally or with modern fertility techniques.

  • One-third of cases are linked with female factors such as lack of ovulation
  • One-third of cases are due to male factors such as low sperm count, or poor sperm motility
  • One-third of cases is associated with a combination of male and female issues.

Fertility does naturally fall with age – especially in women. Some of this age-related fall in fertility has been linked with the adverse, toxic and hormone-like effects of modern plastics. The presence of these chemicals in the sea, as marine pollutants, is why women and girls are now advised to restrict their intake of oily fish to no more than two servings per week, as well as limiting their intakes of tinned tuna, crab and some types of white fish. Omega-3 fish oil supplements are safer, as they are processed to ensure these toxins are removed.

The most common factor accounting for age-related reduced fertility, however, is the generation of unstable, electrically charged chemicals known as free radicals. These attack all body cells, including egg and sperm cells, to trigger a cascade of harmful, oxidation reactions. This oxidative stress is made worse by a lack of antioxidants, such as coenzyme Q10  which are needed to quench them.

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