CoQ10 and Fertility
on Feb 24, 2013
by Lindsey Zaldivar
While CoQ10 as a supplement was originally designed as a heart tonic, doctors are now wondering if it can be the new fertility super supplement.
Today we are going to be talking about a powerful antioxidant that is becoming a popular fertility supplement. It’s called Co-Enzyme Q10, and it is called CoQ10 for short. CoQ10 is a compound that is normally found in the body, but production of CoQ10 decreases with age, or with certain medical conditions. While CoQ10 as a supplement was originally designed as a heart tonic, doctors are now wondering if it can be the new fertility super supplement. Read on for more info. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
CoQ10 is formed by an amino acid called tyrosine and vitamin B6. However, it is also found in some foods. The foods that CoQ10 is found in include things like red meats, (organ meats especially), and also beans and nuts such as soybeans and other beans. While our bodies produce CoQ10 naturally, as we get older, that production begins to decrease, and that is where the need for supplements might come in. As we age, and our body’s own natural production of CoQ10 begins to decrease, we need a way to help boost it back up and keep us at our healthiest.
CoQ10 is beginning to be thought of as sort of a wonder drug for fertility. More and more fertility doctors are beginning to recommend it for patients that are undergoing fertility treatments. This is because doctors think that CoQ10 is great for improving egg health and egg quality, especially in older women. There is also some thought that this supplement can also improve sperm motility and sperm quality as well, but more research is needed on this. Doctors are also seeing CoQ10 helping as an antioxidant, and its ability to rid the body of dangerous free radicals is astounding. As you can see, the benefits of CoQ10 at this point look to be great, although we are not at the point where we need to be regarding research.
There is still a lot of research that needs to be done as far as CoQ10 is concerned. There are some women who swear by it as a fertility supplement, and some doctors who agree. There are also doctors that are not sure if there is truly a benefit to this supplement, since not much research has been done. There have been some promising studies done in animals, but not too many done in humans. Hopefully, more testing will be done in the near future and we will be able to know for sure just how helpful these supplements can be for both male and female fertility issues. The good news is that CoQ10 is a natural supplement, and there have been no negative side effects reported with its use. That means that if you are interested in trying CoQ10, you should be able to do so without any real problems.
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Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.