COQ10’S ROLE AND SOURCES

Coenzyme 10 is naturally produced by the body and works as an antioxidant. Its active form is called ubiquinol and appears to be most abundant in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. It’s stored in the mitochondria (see previous posts for more information on mitochondria and their extremely important roles) that are involved in pretty…

COQ10 AND FERTILITY

We’ve talked before how our bodies start increasing oxidative stress as we age and how we can stop that by adhering to certain nutritional and lifestyle choices. The oxidative stress is known to damage the energy source in our body’s cells (aka mitochondria). When mitochondria is damaged – it provokes even a higher release of…

IMPROVE SPERM HEALTH, FERTILITY AND VIRILITY

It takes 2 to conceive a perfectly healthy, beautiful baby that will grow into an intelligent capable adult. Mothers are more pressured to have a good diet and lifestyle (no stress – no physical nor mental exhaustion) because they impact the child for a longer period of time while carrying the baby. Nonetheless, DNA and…

FERTILITY MICRONUTIENT TESTING

Having a functional test prior to conceiving might seem ‘’too much work’’ for many, but unless you had a very good diet growing up and as an adult (no smoke, no alcohol, no stress, no vegan/crush/restrictive dieting), then it might be a good start if you’re trying your best to actually not just conceive a…

IMPROVING SPERM/EGG QUALITY

Eat enough calories. Nutrients are key for genetic programming (conception, implantation, healthy development), hormonal balance (especially between oestrogen and progesterone, the latter supports the growth of a baby), detoxification. Quality eggs & sperm is what makes a healthy baby and give you higher chances at a healthy childbirth – remember it takes 3-4 months for…

MITOCHONDRIA AND EGG QUALITY

Egg quality is basically in constant change depending on what you feed your body and the nourishment you get and how well you absorb nutrients (even if you’re over 35, you can conceive healthily, or if you’re under 30 you might have it harder to support a pregnancy, age is not always the reason, but…