Let’s face it, fertility issues can happen to anyone, particularly as we age. However, there have been some tremendously promising results when people have looked into CoQ10 and fertility when trying to have a baby. Because this powerful enzyme is present in nearly every cell within the human body, it plays a key role on the cellular level in respect to production of energy.
The Human Body Uses a Vast Amount of Energy
Especially for the smooth running of certain large organs. Now, typically, this is the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart and brain – of course, CoQ10 has tremendous benefits for those organs. However, did you also know about CoQ10 and fertility? Because the reproductive organs also consume a large amount of the energy a body produces, on the very basic level, a person’s levels can definitely impact fertility.
What Is CoQ10?
It’s technically what’s known as a coenzyme. This means that it’s a big part in not only the cell’s energy production but it also plays a key role in the way that fatty acids and sugars are processed by ATP, or Adenosine-5-triphosphate. This isn’t a process that can be achieved without optimal levels of CoQ10.
Your Levels Change With Age
You may know that most humans achieve the height of their CoQ10 production right around the age of 21. Think back to how you looked and felt at that age, and it makes sense. You probably had more energy, more lust for life, more vigor and zeal during that time. However, as we age, levels of certain hormones and enzymes begin to diminish, and CoQ10 production is one of those things.
In recent times, there have been a number of studies indicating that this nutrient may have terrific health benefits. There are many different ways that this vital coenzyme can truly improve the health and well being of those from middle age to even seniors.
Increased Sperm Count
For men in particular, this nutrient may have a tremendous impact on sperm count and function. There is a certain level of cellular energy that needs to be used so that the body can produce the vast quantities of sperm that it does.
In a July 2009 issue of the Journal of Urology, a study was published via Shahid Beheshti University in Iran. In this group, there were 212 men who suffered fertility problems.
One of the groups was given a placebo, and the other, dosed with 200 mg of CoQ10 daily. The results of this study concluded that there was a significant connection with CoQ10 and fertility issues – a statistically significant improvement with most semen.
It’s Not Just For Men
Women, as well can benefit due to its cell-strengthening and energizing action. As you probably know, the ovum happens to be one of the largest cells in the human body. It stands to reason that anything that would have a positive or negative impact on the cellular level would effect it.
Certain studies have also concluded that when it comes to women, supplementation can result in increased mitochondrial function and increased number of ovum produced.
Energy and Protective Antioxidants
Getting the amount of antioxidants you need from your diet isn’t easy in today’s modern world of fast, frozen and processed food. I am guilty of stopping to get a quick meal somewhere so I can get on with my busy day.
So, to keep my levels of energy and protective antioxidants at high levels, I take Omega 3/QH Ultra. This way, I don’t have to worry if the food I ate that day didn’t include the right vegetables and fruits needed to adequately supply my body.
Another benefit to taking a supplement is that I would need to eat some organ meats like liver to get the CoQ10 my body needs. Sorry but eating liver is not going to happen in my house.
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