Ubiquinol form of coenzyme Q10 improves sperm quality
by Newsletter Editor
Can you say, “oligoasthenoteratozoospermia”? Neither can we, but it means infertility when all the health characteristics of sperm, including shape, ability to move (motility), and concentration per milliliter of semen, are sub-normal. In this study, 228 men with unexplained infertility took 200 mg of the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) per day, or a placebo, for six months, then stopped all treatment for another 12 weeks.
After six months, while the placebo group had not changed, sperm shape, motility, and concentration significantly improved in the ubiquinol group. In the following 12 week non-treatment phase, sperm began to gradually regress to the sub-normal characteristics at the start of the study, but sperm concentration and motility in the ubiquinol group remained significantly improved.
Reference: Journal of Urology; 2012 Aug; Vol. 188, No. 2, 526-31