The use of nutraceuticals to improve sperm parameters and male fertility is debatable, even if evidence suggests that selected infertile patients might benefit from their use. In particular, oxidative stress might play a role in idiopathic male infertility, leading to sperm membrane damage and high sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF). The aim of this study was to evaluate, in selected idiopathic infertile men with high SDF, the effect on sperm DNA damage and on standard semen parameters of a nutraceutical formulation containing myoinositol, alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, selenium, zinc and B vitamins.

Positive effect of nutraceuticals on sperm DNA damage in selected infertile patients with idiopathic high sperm DNA fragmentation

Facondo, Paolo;Cappelli, Carlo;Ferlin, Alberto
2020-01-01

Abstract

The use of nutraceuticals to improve sperm parameters and male fertility is debatable, even if evidence suggests that selected infertile patients might benefit from their use. In particular, oxidative stress might play a role in idiopathic male infertility, leading to sperm membrane damage and high sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF). The aim of this study was to evaluate, in selected idiopathic infertile men with high SDF, the effect on sperm DNA damage and on standard semen parameters of a nutraceutical formulation containing myoinositol, alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, selenium, zinc and B vitamins.
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