CountBoost for Men is a non-prescription dietary supplement designed specifically for men who have been diagnosed with a low sperm count - the leading cause of male infertility. CountBoost is not a standalone product, but rather it is designed to be taken along with FertilAid for Men.
Who Should Take CountBoost?
CountBoost is designed specifically for men who have been determined to have a low sperm count. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a "low sperm count" is defined as a count of less than 20 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate.
I'm Already Taking FertilAid for Men. Do I Also Need to Take CountBoost?
FertilAid for Men is a comprehensive male fertility enhancing supplement, designed to help increase sperm count and improve sperm motility and morphology. We recommend FertilAid to all trying-to-conceive men to help ensure that the "raw materials" for healthy sperm production are available to the body, and specific antioxidants are present to help prevent oxidative stress.
If, however, you believe that sperm count is a primary issue, or if you have had a semen analysis (SA) which indicates a low sperm count, you may consider taking CountBoost in conjunction with FertilAid for Men.
What are the Ingredients of Countboost?
Countboost contains a variety of vitamins, antioxidants, and herbal ingredients that have been scientifically demonstrated to improve sperm count. Click here to view the supplement facts chart for Countboost for Men.
Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10): CoQ10 is an antioxidant found in seminal fluid and seminal plasma. Multiple studies have confirmed that CoQ10 levels correlate closely with sperm count. Most important, research indicates that CoQ10 supplementation results in improved sperm density and motility, and increases the percentage of sperm with normal morphology.
Reduced Glutathione: In addition to protecting sperm from free radical damage and improving sperm motility, reduced glutathione is important to ensuring a healthy sperm count. Research has demonstrated that treating infertile men with reduced glutathione resulted in improvement to overall sperm count (as well as cell membrane characteristics).
Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin: Multiple studies performed on men with low sperm count (oligospermia), and even men with no measurable sperm count (azoospermia), indicate that supplementation with methylcobalamin may result in significant increases to sperm concentration.
Vitamin C: Research indicates that increased vitamin C intake is associated with higher mean sperm count. In one study, vitamin C was supplemented to infertile men between 25 and 35 years of age with decreased sperm count. The men received 1000 mg of vitamin C twice daily for up to two months. The results of the study showed that sperm count (and motility) increased significantly with vitamin C supplementation.
Mucuna pruriens: Research indicates that Mucuna pruriens can improve several parameters of sperm quality. Animal models indicate that Mucuna pruriens improves sperm count, sperm viability and motility, and reduces morphological damage and the number of sperm with cytoplasmic remnants. This herb may also help to reduce reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation, DNA damage, loss of chromosomal integrity, and mitochondrial membrane permeability.
Withania somnifera: Withania somnifera has been demonstrated in studies to increase both sperm count and motility. It may also reduce oxidative stress as demonstrated by improvement in seminal plasma levels of antioxidant enzymes, and vitamins A, C, and E.
Maca: Maca is a traditional herb that has been used medicinally for years to enhance fertility and libido. Numerous studies have shown that supplementation with maca improves sperm count, as well as sperm motility, semen volume, and overall sperm quality.
Panax ginseng: Studies on Panax Ginseng, a traditional Chinese botanical, indicate that it induces spermatogenesis, and significantly increases sperm count and motility.
Ribose: Ribose is a five-carbon sugar that provides the necessary substrate for synthesis of nucleotides RNA and DNA, as well as major cellular components such as ATP. Adequate ribose is essential for energy production, and the availability of ribose determines the rate at which these nucleotides can be made by the cells. Poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) is a DNA repair enzyme which also plays a role in apoptosis. PARP is present in male germ cells, specifically during stage VII of spermatogenesis. PARP expression is higher in spermatozoa and in proven fertile men. PARP is activated by DNA strand breaks due to oxidative stress, chromatin remodeling, or cell death. High PARP expression has been reported in mature spermatozoa and in proven fertile men.
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