Antioxidant Supplementation Is an Effective, Clinically Supported Way to Promote Sperm Health
The male factor has been shown to be the underlying cause of infertility in 45% of couples who have difficulty getting pregnant. When you know the whole story of sperm, it becomes fairly easy to spot the ways that the male factor can become an issue. Unlike a woman who is born with all the eggs she will ever have, a man must constantly produce new sperm. In a healthy male, sperm are produced continually at a rate of roughly 100 million sperm per day and each sperm takes about 42 to 76 days of temps 2 degrees cooler than the body (hence the testicles hanging outside) to mature into a streamlined profile of sperm cells. Sperm production numbers are big because they have to be – a single ejaculation may contain up to 150 million sperm but only roughly 15% of those will be perfectly normal sperm that can penetrate an egg. We can see how male fertility is, in part, a numbers game – the more sperm, the better the chances.
Shape and Motility of Your Sperm Matters Too
But there is more to the sperm story. Motility and morphology are also key factors besides count – that is, sperm have to swim straight and fast and be of the right shape in order to reach and penetrate the egg. From the time the sperm is ejaculated to when the egg is fertilized, sperm will first have to swim through the cervical mucus and cervix, and then swim up the fallopian tubes. Considering that the size of a sperm is roughly 0.002 inches long (not visible by the naked eye), this would be about the same as going from Hawaii to L.A. (or at least it feels that way to the sperm!). The fastest of the sperm will take about 45 minutes and the slowest need around 12 hours to reach the egg. Most sperm never make it. They either run out of energy, go in the wrong direction, or chase their tails in circles. Some sperm have been killed off by natural antibodies or hostile cervical fluids. In the end, it’s just a few, fine-figured sperm that find their way to the egg and hope to become the lucky one.
Sperm Must Transport Chromosomes Intact and Unharmed
The final piece of the sperm story is sometimes overlooked but perhaps the most important. The head of each sperm contains 23 chromosomes to merge with an egg’s 23 chromosomes and begin a new life. This set of chromosomes becomes the basis for your child’s health. Chromosomes participate in an array of essential tasks all throughout life starting with growth, development, and function of the body’s systems. Structural changes to chromosomes can occur during the formation of sperm cells. Pieces of DNA can be rearranged within one chromosome or transferred between two or more chromosomes. Some changes can cause medical problems for your baby and/or can impact brain development and IQ. Any trying-to-conceive couple should set their goal to not only achieve pregnancy but do so with the highest level of DNA integrity in the chromosomes as possible.
FH PRO for Men Is a Premium, Clinical-Grade, Antioxidant-Based Supplement for Male Fertility
**EXCITING NEW RESEARCH** Is there a role for oral antioxidants in the treatment of infertile men with high sperm DNA fragmentation? Researchers recently asked this question, and the answer is YES! In a prospective clinical trial conducted in Qatar, 101 infertile men were treated with FH PRO for Men for three months, which resulted in a significant reduction in sperm DNA fragmentation and seminal oxidative stress, and significant improvement in sperm count, progressive motility and morphology in infertile men.
Producing healthy sperm in the right amounts requires that the body have all the ‘raw materials’ it needs and as little as possible of the oxidative stress it doesn’t need. FH PRO for Men is a premium, clinical-grade fertility supplement designed to promote male fertility by increasing overall nutritional status, decreasing oxidative stress, and improving sperm function. Oxidative stress, a common cause of male infertility, leads to decreased sperm count and motility, plus causes damage to sperm DNA. The comprehensive antioxidant formula in FH PRO for Men reflects the latest research in this area, and is designed to reduce the negative effects of oxidative stress on male reproductive health. Comprised of a scientifically proven array of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants, this formula is designed to improve all major sperm parameters including count, concentration, motility, and morphology as well as DNA integrity. FH PRO for Men is often used as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) regimen, however, all men who are actively trying to conceive can benefit from the formula.
Take the Antioxidant Approach to Increase the Chances of Getting Pregnant
Oxidative stress is a leading cause of male infertility, as it leads to decreased sperm count and motility. FH PRO for Men provides effective dosages of key fertility-enhancing ingredients including:
- CoQ10–protects sperm cells and improves sperm motility.
- L-Carnitine, Arginine– improves sperm production, count, and motility.
- Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin E, and Lycopene–powerful general purpose antioxidants to neutralize the harm free radicals can have on sperm.
Start Your Baby With a Clean Set of Chromosomes
Sperm cells, and the DNA they carry, are uniquely sensitive to free radical damage. The cell membrane contains high amounts of fats that are easily damaged, and sperm do not have antioxidant mechanisms to keep free radicals at bay. Oxidative stress affects the health and integrity of the DNA that sperm brings to the egg. FH PRO provides the best antioxidants to fight free radicals including Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium, Grape Seed Extract, CoQ10, Lycopene, & N-Acetyl-Cysteine and more.
Sold in Fertility Clinics. FH PRO for Men can be found in fertility specialists’ offices, but due to popular demand, is also sold here. Clinics choose FH PRO for Men because it provides the nutrients most well-studied for male fertility, in therapeutic dosages. With FH PRO for Men, careful attention is given to providing the best forms of ingredients such Quatrafolic for folate and the citrate form of zinc among others. FH PRO for Men is used to support ART but is beneficial for all TTCers.
A 2-in-1 Formulation. FH PRO for Men is a 2-in-1 solution that includes ingredients to boost your sperm health PLUS a full preconception multivitamin. Both YOU and your partner need to optimize nutritional status when trying to conceive. FH PRO for Men brings together proven ingredients to help improve sperm count, concentration, shape, motility, and integrity. The multivitamin provides complete vitamin support; that means no dangerous redundancies or need to buy additional supplements.
Effective Doses. Doctor Recommended. FH PRO for Men includes the key ingredients for sperm health in the right amounts. Many of the nutrients have been shown in human studies to work synergistically to improve reproductive health:
- 200 mg of CoQ10-improves ART outcomes.
- 200 IU of Vitamin E-improves pregnancy rate and live birth rate in ART when taken with other antioxidants.
- 10 mg of Lycopene-improves pregnancy rate in couples using ART.
- 800 mcg of Methylfolate-improves sperm production and quality.
The Most Complete Male Fertility Supplement on the Market. FH PRO offers more than 25 ingredients including all of the B vitamins (not just B12 and folate). The B complex vitamins work together (and should be supplemented together) to support energy production and cell division, which in turn supports sperm production and function. More than 10 ingredients in FH PRO for Men are antioxidants used to prevent damage to sperm and baby.