How To Improve Both Egg and Sperm Quality
Mar 16, 2023
Most couples who come to work with us at Fab Fertile are already on Coenzyme Q10, or “CoQ10” for short. This is a widely recommended supplement because it has been shown to dramatically help support both sperm and egg health! Also known as Ubiquinol, CoQ10 has been shown to inhibit DNA oxidation (damage from free radicals), thus protecting the genetic code.
Now if you are confused what this supplement even is, here is the science behind it. CoQ10 naturally occurs within the cells of our bodies and acts as a source of fuel for the mitochondria. CoQ10 is produced in the form of ‘ubiquinone’ and then our bodies naturally convert it to the form ‘Ubiquinol’. CoQ10 is also an antioxidant that helps protect every cell within our body from damage caused by free radicals. Science has documented that each cell within our body is attacked up to 10,000 times a day by free radicals. Crazy right? However, as we age, our CoQ10 levels decrease. We lose our ability to produce and metabolize ubiquinone to Ubiquinol. Our energy levels plummet and our bodies no longer have the front-line stores to combat cellular damage. Studies have shown that this becomes most noticeable around the age of 40, but can happen as young as the age of 20. This is just one of the reasons we highly recommend supplementing with CoQ10 when trying to conceive.
Without CoQ10 your cells have no energy and without energy there is no life. You need energy to create a baby, on both sides of the puzzle.
The bottom line – If you’re a couple who is trying to conceive, you want to consider the health of your ‘hoped-for,’ as well as yourself. You’ve invested all your energy up to this point – maybe it’s time to replenish those reserves! CoQ10 (specifically Ubiquinol for women over 40) may be the answer you’ve been seeking.
How Will CoQ10 Impact My Fertility?
Both men and women are recommended to take CoQ10. In women, it will help egg quality, allowing the egg to do a better job of maintaining chromosomal normalcy – protecting the healthy DNA of your future child. A study published in Fertility and Sterility showed that supplementation of 600 mg of CoQ10 daily by older women improved both egg quality and fertilization rates. CoQ10 provides the same cell protection in men as well as increased sperm count and improved motility. The concentration of CoQ10 in the blood has been shown to correlate with key semen parameters such as sperm concentration, motility, and morphology.
Which CoQ10 should I take?
The recommended amount is 200 mg 3x/day. It is important to note that unlike the other foundational supplements we share, in most cases use of CoQ10 is discontinued once conception has happened.
As with all supplements, we highly recommend that you purchase your supplements from someone you trust that is authorized to sell therapeutic grade supplements. The quality of your supplement matters!
Check out our Fab For Life Naturals - Fab CoQ10.
Our supplement contains 100 mg of Ubiquinol, which is the most active form of CoQ10. This active form is a crucial part of the process for creating cellular energy. In addition, we have also added 60 mg of trans-geranylgeraniol as GG-Gold® per serving to help enhance absorption rates.