Why Ubiquinol Supports Male Fertility

Why Ubiquinol Supports Male Fertility

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Ubiquinol Health Benefits

Ubiquinol, the active form of coq10 (co-enzyme q10) has many health benefits. These health benefits include supporting cellular energy production, supporting heart health, and helping support male fertility[1].

How does Ubiquinol Support Healthy Male Fertility?

Two key factors in healthy sperm production are sperm motility and sperm morphology. Sperm motility refers how the sperm moves, whereas morphology refers to its structure[2].

Sperm Motility

Ubiquinol supports healthy sperm motility. For sperm to reach and fertilise an egg, sperm must be able to move correctly through a woman’s cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes2. A man is most likely to be fertile if at least 40% of his sperm have healthy movement[3].

Sperm Morphology

Ubiquinol also helps to support healthy sperm morphology[4]. Healthy, normal sperm may have oval heads and long tails, which help to propel them as they swim2. Therefore, healthy sperm morphology is important to male fertility because the more sperm you have with a regular structure, the more likely you may be able to conceive2.

Ubiquinol Is A Natural Antioxidant

Ubiquinol is a natural, fat-soluble antioxidant, which may help to relieve the affects of free radicals and oxidative stress1.

Oxidative stress may have a very negative impact on fertility. High levels of long-term oxidative stress may lead to disruption to sperm DNA, which in turn may lead to defective sperm function[5].

Ubiquinol Supports Cellular Energy Production

Ubiquinol helps support cellular energy production, including the energy production levels in sperm cells4. Ubiquinol, as the active form of coq10, supports the synthesis of ATP in the mitochondria of the cell[6]. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is one of the energy-carrying molecules found in the cells of all living things6. As healthy sperm cells require a lot of energy, Ubiquinol may help provide healthy sperm cells with the energy they require4.

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[1] Saini, R. (2011). Coenzyme Q10: The essential nutrient. J Pharm Bioallied Sci, 3(3), 466-467. < http://www.peirsoncenter.com/uploads/6/0/5/5/6055321/coenzyme_q10__the_essential_nutrient.pdf >

[2] Hauser, R., Yogev, L., Botchan, A., Lessing, J. B., Paz, G., & Yavetz, H. (2001). Intrauterine insemination in male factor subfertility: significance of sperm motility and morphology assessed by strict criteria. Andrologia33(1), 13-17. < https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1439-0272.2001.00404.x >

[3] Gao, Z., Ruden, D.M. and Lu, X., 2003. PKD2 cation channel is required for directional sperm movement and male fertility. Current Biology13(24), pp.2175-2178.

[4] Alahmar, A. T., Calogero, A. E., Sengupta, P., & Dutta, S. (2020). Coenzyme Q10 improves sperm parameters, oxidative stress markers and sperm DNA fragmentation in infertile patients with idiopathic oligoasthenozoospermia. The world journal of men’s health38. < https://wjmh.org/search.php?where=aview&id=10.5534/wjmh.190145&code=2074WJMH&vmode=FULL >

[5] Kuhn, M. A. (2003). Oxygen Free Radicals and Antioxidants: An overview of how antioxidants protect the body from disease. AJN The American Journal of Nursing103(4), 58-62. < https://journals.lww.com/ajnonline/Fulltext/2003/04000/Oxygen_Free_Radicals_and_Antioxidants__An_overview.22.aspx?casa_token=aYBBTz2DmDIAAAAA:f4AR0hnfc28rnQWmv39RXOyeSFMT8Oq_Hk4SpJN0oqazwqMCtWWoZLwcFHe_2Uv6KKlnOZBB0iqII_PZDFUiNkk >

[6] Mendelsohn, B. A., Bennett, N. K., Darch, M. A., Yu, K., Nguyen, M. K., Pucciarelli, D., … & Nakamura, K. (2018). A high-throughput screen of real-time ATP levels in individual cells reveals mechanisms of energy failure. PLoS biology16(8), e2004624. < https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2004624 >

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