New Research Demonstrates Beneficial Results of Increasing Intake of 8 Specific Nutrients For Helping Boost Sperm Quality; Also Enhancing The Probability Of Conception
An important new study from Austria using sub-fertile males showed that 3 months of daily supplementation with a combination of specific vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients resulted in significant improvements of sperm quality (up to 215%).
In addition, the combination of nutrients was associated with higher rates of conception, with 34 pregnancies reported during the 6 months that followed the study, compared with 11 in the control group, according to findings published in theEuropean e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
The Austria-based researchers used a daily combination of L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, Zinc, Vitamin E, Glutathione, Selenium, Coenzyme Q10 and Folic Acid.
The nutrients are each recognized to be required for optimal sperm cell metabolism, DNA synthesis during spermatogenesis, proliferation and protective anti-oxidative function.
The researchers stated “In consideration of their biochemical function, these ingredients are of great significance for male reproduction”
The Important Relationship Between Nutrient Intake and Fertility…
Sub-fertility in men is reported to account for between 25 and 30% of all infertility causes. It is considered as one of the key reasons that birth rates are falling in Western countries.
Nutrition has been identified as a potential way of increasing the quality of sperm.
The new study carefully assessed the potential of a non-prescription combination of the 8 nutrients on sperm quality in 132 sub-fertile males (mean age: 34) while 73 sub-fertile men (mean age: 38) participated as controls.
The results showed that men receiving the eight nutrients demonstrated a 33% improvement in ejaculatory volume; a 215% improvement in sperm cell density and a 23% improvement in total sperm motility. “These increments were significantly higher than those observed among controls. ” the researchers explained.
The European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
(Published online 3 December 2011)
“Improvement of Sperm Quality After Micro-Nutrient Supplementation”
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