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Let’s Talk About CoQ10: Your New Best Friend for Fertility

CoQ10 and egg energy and boosting egg quality with CoQ10.
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Hey there! If you’re on a journey to parenthood, I’ve got some exciting news for you. Have you heard about CoQ10? It’s like a superhero for your fertility health, especially when it comes to the quality of eggs and sperm. Let’s dive into what makes CoQ10 so special and why it might just be the game-changer you need.

CoQ10 and Egg Quality: A Dynamic Duo

First things first, let’s chat about CoQ10 and egg quality. CoQ10 an antioxidant that’s all about giving your body’s cells the energy they need to thrive. And when it comes to eggs, energy is everything. As we age, our cellular powerhouse (our mitochondria) fatigue and their ability to make ATP (or cellular energy) lags. CoQ10 inserts itself here to help boost your ATP production, giving your cells the boost of energy it needs to make the process of egg development less vulnerable to abnormalities. It’s like a personal trainer for your eggs, helping them stay energized and boosting their quality. Pretty cool, right?

Sperm Quality: CoQ10 to the Rescue!

Now, let’s not forget about the guys! Sperm health is super important for making a baby, and guess what? CoQ10 is here to help with that too. It’s like a shield, protecting sperm from damage and giving them that extra “oomph” to swim faster and stronger. So, for all the hopeful dads out there, adding a bit of CoQ10 to your daily routine could really help your little swimmers be the best they can be.

Getting the Dose Right: CoQ10 and You

So, you’re probably wondering, “How much CoQ10 should I take?” Great question! Typically, we suggest 600 mg per day for both partners for at least three months in order to impact fertility outcomes. But hey, we’re all different, so it’s super important to chat with your doctor before starting any new supplement. They’ll help you figure out the perfect dose for your unique needs.

The other important thing to remember is that you want to choose CoQ10 in the form of Ubiquinol not Ubiquinone, as Ubiquinol is much easier for the body to absorb. So skip the Costco sized bottle of CoQ10 (Ubiquinone) and make sure to purchase a good quality brand with 600 mg of CoQ10 in the form of Ubiquinol (we like brands Jarrow and Pure Encapsulations).

To wrap it up, CoQ10 could be your secret weapon on the road to parenthood. Whether it’s giving your eggs a boost or supercharging sperm, this little antioxidant is big news in the fertility world. Remember to keep the conversation going with your healthcare provider and see if CoQ10 is right for you.

And did you know that acupuncture is another way that you can really help support your fertility by increasing egg and sperm quality? If you’re located in San Diego, we’d love to chat with you. Contact us here.

Here’s to your fertility journey – may it be happy, healthy, and full of hope!

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