L-carnitine fumarate, L-acetyl-carnitine and other components in male infertility: A pilot study of nutraceutics on sperm motility

F. Lombardo, C. Lupini, M. Fiducia, L. Marchetti, F. Pallotti, A. Koverech, L. Gandini, A. Lenzi

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate any possible effect a combination of L-carnitine, fumarate, acetyl-Lcarnitine, fructose, citric acid, selenium, coenzime Q10, vitamin C, zinc, folic acid and vitamin B12 (Proxeed®) on sperm motility in a group of patients with unexplained asthenozoospermia. Thirty two patients received 1 sachet/day of Proxeed® for three months. Sperm parameters were studied before, during and after this treatment. Motility was also studied by the means of a computerized analysis (CASA system). The results of this study indicate that Proxeed® is able to increase sperm motility, both in a quantitative and qualitative manner. We conclude that oral administration of Proxeed® may improve sperm quality, at least in patients with idiopathic asthenozoospermia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Andrological Sciences
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • L-carnitine
  • Male infertility
  • Sperm motility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Urology

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