The old idea is that pregnancy preparation is only a female’s one-sided matter. I don’t know whether it is possible to conceive a smart and healthy baby. It requires the joint efforts of both husband and wife. The quality of eggs and sperm also affects the outcome of pregnancy.
A study by the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom found that medical or nutritional supplements, such as coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine, can enhance male sperm quality. Nutritional and herbal supplements, such as carnitine and N-acetylcysteine, can improve male infertility by reducing the adverse effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on sperm.
The minerals zinc and selenium play an important role in maintaining testicular function, sperm function and oxygen consumption, and can regulate testosterone levels. Some vitamins can also inhibit the damage of free radicals to cell membranes and reduce active oxygen in semen. Studies have found that Coenzyme Q10 is essential for sperm development, and it affects the number and shape of sperm. Coenzyme Q10 can enhance the energy transport of mitochondria, which is essential for sperm maturation.
L-carnitine can reduce muscle soreness and the risk of injury, increase blood flow, and accelerate the recovery of body functions after exercise. L-carnitine can increase sperm count and sperm quality, and has little effect on sperm size and shape. Antioxidants can improve male spermatogenesis and the integrity of sperm DNA. Therefore, reducing oxidative stress through nutritional supplements can help improve sperm parameters and pregnancy probability.
Female reproductive status can also affect the effects of drugs or supplements on male reproductive ability. No matter how good sperm is combined with good egg cells, healthy offspring can be raised in a healthy uterus. Therefore, the joint efforts of both husband and wife can bred a healthy and smart baby!