CoQ10 May Help Infertile Men

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Pasadena, TX—In a recent study from Iran, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) increased the conception rate in males who were previously considered infertile.

The study was done on 212 infertile men, who took 300 mg of CoQ10 (Kaneka Q10, from Kaneka North America) or a placebo daily for six months. Their sperm density, motility and morphology were analyzed. All of the men improved in all areas studied while the placebo group did not improve.

A follow-up study on the participants showed pregnancy rate increased to 34.1%, which is a very large increase from the 6.4% that most waiting list participants were found to possess. There was an even higher rate of pregnancy for those who continued the CoQ10 treatment for longer than the six months of the study.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, August 2012