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Studies on the effect of zinc and selenium on female and male fertility.

The role of zinc in male fertility and reproduction has also been confirmed by the European food safety authority. Groups with fertile men were reported to have higher zinc levels compared to infertile men. Numerous studies have shown that zinc levels and sperm quality are strongly correlated1. Low zinc levels or deficiency can negatively affect male fertility by affecting testosterone levels and sperm quality 2,3,4.

A meta-analysis of 17 studies investigating the relationship between zinc in seminal plasma and male fertility was conducted. The results showed that zinc supplementation had a significant effect on sperm volume, spermatozoa and sperm morphology 1,4.

Many studies also highlight the importance of zinc in women 36 for normal fertility and healthy pregnancy outcomes.

In a study involving more than 600 men, selenium in combination with vitamin E supplementation significantly improved several sperm parameters. 52.6% of participants improved sperm motility, morphology, or both, and 10.8% achieved spontaneous pregnancy5. Several other studies have shown similar results and support the use of selenium to improve fertility 6,7 .

The use of selenium in women supports a healthy full-term pregnancy along with the development of the nervous and immune systems of the growing fetus 8,37.

The European Food Safety Authority has also officially confirmed the role of zinc 1,2 and selenium 3,4 in male fertility and reproduction. Both are also key ingredients in the nutritional supplement FertilUp for men.

Fertility experts have proven that vitamin B12 plays an important role in sperm development. A study found that vitamin B12 supplementation can improve sperm vitality, motility and DNA integrity9.

Vitamin B is also very important for female fertility. The study showed that women with a higher concentration of B vitamins (including folic acid) in their blood also have fewer problems conceiving 10,39.

When investigating CoQ10 levels, a study from 2019 involving 65 men showed that CoQ10 supplementation improves sperm count and motility 11. Numerous other studies have also confirmed the impact of CoQ10 on sperm concentration and morphology 12.

A study coducted in 2018 found that women who took 600 mg of CoQ10 for 3 months had a higher chance of conception (67% vs. 45%) and a live birth rate of 29% vs. 16% 13. Also, the study on women's reproductive health showed that coenzyme Q10 supplementation can improve the quantity and quality of egg cells in older women14.

Numerous studies38 have proven that our way of life (how we eat and how we live) affects the health of the entire organism and also our fertility. Choose FertilUp - All the important ingredients in just 2 capsules per day.

Check out the effect of vitamin D3 on fertility.

Vitamin D is considered the sunshine vitamin, but as much as 40% of the world's population has too low levels of vitamin D. Deficiency can have a negative impact on women's fertility and pregnancy rate15. A study analyzing 188 women found that the pregnancy rate was 4x higher in women who had adequate levels of vitamin D compared to those who had lower levels16,17.

In men, low vitamin D levels are associated with poorer sperm quality (reduced sperm count and motility) 18, 19, 20. A study from 2018 found that couples in which men received vitamin D had nearly twice the pregnancy success rate; 35.6% vs. 18.3% 20.

Evidence gathered in studies over the last decade advises the use of Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamins B, D3 and C for increased fertility and a healthy pregnancy.

Studies demonstrate the impact of Omega-3 fatty acids on overall health and fertility.

In women who regularly consumed Omega-3 fatty acids, higher levels were found to be associated with slower ovarian aging, better egg quality and improved fertility21. A 2018 study further supported this idea by showing that the probability of clinical pregnancy increased by 8% for every 1% increase in blood Omega-3 levels22.

A study examining the relationship between Omega-3 concentration in blood and key sperm parameters demonstrated that higher levels of Omega-3 are associated with higher sperm count and better motility and morphology23. Many other studies have also proven that Omega-3 fatty acids affect male fertility and sperm 24,25.

Vitamins E and C, folate and L-carnitine are also a very important part of FertilUp for a reason.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that many studies have linked to improved female fertility and healthy pregnancy31. In terms of male fertility, recent studies have shown that the consumption of vitamin E affects sperm motility and improves semen quality30.

Folate is well known for supporting maternal health and fetal development during pregnancy. Studies have shown that folate can improve egg cell development and embryo quality26.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and studies show that consuming vitamin C can increase blood antioxidant levels by up to 30% and it also works anti-inflammatory28,29. A study where men took 2,000 mg of vitamin C per day for two months showed an increase in sperm count and motility, and after two months of vitamin C supplementation, sperm count more than doubled. In the same study, the % of motile sperm almost doubled from 31.2% motility to 60.1%. Notable improvements were also detected in shape/morphology27.

In female fertility, the addition of antioxidants (vitamins C and E) to the diet has been shown to be very effective in combating oxidative stress, which can damage the egg cells, thus stimulating female reproductive functions.

L-carnitine is found in high concentrations in the male reproductive tract and plays an important role in sperm maturation and motility. Research has shown that L-carnitine may help support sperm motility and other aspects of male reproductive health32, 33, 34.

What we eat and how we live affect the health of the entire organism, the reproductive system and fertility.

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2. Urszula Marzec-Wróblewska, Piotr Kamiński, Paweł Lakota, Marek Szymański, Karolina Wasilow, Grzegorz Ludwikowski, Magdalena Kuligowska-Prusińska, Grażyna Odrowąż Sypniewska, Tomasz Stuczyński, Jacek Michałkiewicz: Zinc and iron concentration and SOD activity in human semen and seminal plasma, Biol Trace Elem Res. 2011 Oct;143(1):167-77.

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4. Enrique F. Schisterman, PhD1; Lindsey A. Sjaarda, PhD1; Traci Clemons, PhD2; et al Douglas T. Carrell, PhD3; Neil J. Perkins, PhD1; Erica Johnstone, MD4; Denise Lamb, BSN4; Kayla Chaney, BA2; Bradley J. Van Voorhis, MD5; Ginny Ryan, MD5; Karen Summers, MPH5; Jim Hotaling, MD6; Jared Robins, MD7; James L. Mills, MD1; Pauline Mendola, PhD1; Zhen Chen, PhD8; Elizabeth A. DeVilbiss, PhD1; C. Matthew Peterson, MD4; Sunni L. Mumford, PhD1: Effect of Folic Acid and Zinc Supplementation in Men on Semen Quality and Live Birth Among Couples Undergoing Infertility Treatment. JAMA. 2020;323(1):35-48.

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13. Assaf Ben-Meir, Eliezer Burstein, Aluet Borrego-Alvarez, Jasmine Chong, Ellen Wong,Tetyana Yavorska, Taline Naranian, Maggie Chi, Ying Wang, Yaakov Bentov, Jennifer Alexis, James Meriano, Hoon-Ki Sung, David L Gasser, Kelle H Moley, Siegfried Hekimi, Robert F Casper and Andrea Jurisicova: Coenzyme Q10 restores oocyte mitochondrial function and fertility during reproductive aging, Aging Cell. 2015 Oct; 14(5): 887–895.

14. Yangying Xu,Victoria Nisenblat,Cuiling Lu,Rong Li, Jie Qiao,Xiumei Zhen, and Shuyu Wang: Pretreatment with coenzyme Q10 improves ovarian response and embryo quality in low-prognosis young women with decreased ovarian reserve: a randomized controlled trial. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2018; 16: 29.

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18. Martin Blomberg Jensen 1 , Poul J Bjerrum, Torben E Jessen, John E Nielsen, Ulla N Joensen, Inge A Olesen, Jørgen H Petersen, Anders Juul, Steen Dissing, Niels Jørgensen: Vitamin D is positively associated with sperm motility and increases intracellular calcium in human spermatozoa, Hum Reprod. 2011 Jun;26(6):1307-17.

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20. Martin Blomberg Jensen, Jacob Gerner Lawaetz, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Anders Juul, Niels Jørgensen: Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Semen Quality, Reproductive Hormones, and Live Birth Rate: A Randomized Clinical Trial, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 103, Issue 3, March 2018, Pages 870–881,

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34. Andrea Lenzi, Paolo Sgrò, Pietro Salacone, Donatella Paoli, Barbara Gilio, Francesco Lombardo, Maria Santulli, Ashok Agarwal, Loredana Gandini: A placebo-controlled double-blind randomized trial of the use of combined l-carnitine and l-acetyl-carnitine treatment in men with asthenozoospermia. Fertil Steril. 2004 Jun;81(6):1578-84. 

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