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Is CoQ10 good for fertility?

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Answer from: Xanthi Maragkoudaki, MSc, ANutr, PhD

Dietician / nutritionist, Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at University of Westminster
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This is not just for cocktails but it’s for all micronutrients, macronutrients they all act together so, it’s not that one is a magic pail and the other is not. They all can play a role and some of them are more important for fertility than some others, some others may act somehow differently in the body however, CoQ10 is one that has been shown to have some beneficial effects in terms of fertility because of its antioxidant properties as well. However, it’s not one pill treats everything so, if you take it you may see some positive effects but it has to go along with lifestyle changes and some general dietary changes, a healthy balanced diet – full of nutrients with different type of fruits and vegetables – is the one that actually we’re going to see more effects on and it’s something that you can maintain in the long term as well.

Answer from: Ro Huntriss, Fertility Dietician

Dietician / nutritionist, Director at Dietitian Ro Ltd
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Co-enzyme Q10 acts as an antioxidant and it can help to protect against oxidative stress which is something that can damage both our eggs and can affect sperm quality. There has been evidence to show that coenzyme Q10 can be useful in both female fertility and in male fertility and there are different mechanisms in terms of how it is thought to improve things, for example, improvement in general egg quality and some IVF outcomes.

 

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How CoQ10 may influence my chances to conceive?

Supplements thanks to “over the counter” accessibility are very tempting in terms of solving any medical problem. Some are promising us great outcomes but there are no studies done to support that. How about CoQ10? Is it really working?

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