Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that’s an indispensable factor in the production of many substances that are essential to the human body. In the aqueous body structures, it is the most important free-radical inhibitor, helping to protect tissue structures, cell membranes, cell components, and genetic information from oxidative damage. Healthy semen typically contains high levels of vitamin C.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) is the most important fat antioxidant with a highly-protective effect on the fatty components of cell membranes and on blood lipids. In this regard, it is especially important for the brain, the immune system and the reproductive system.
The different water-soluble substances that are part of the vitamin B-complex act as co-enzymes to fulfill protective functions related to cognitive abilities, nervous system functioning, the production of energy, and the processes of regeneration and detoxification. B-vitamins play key roles in balancing the endocrine system, especially before and during procreation. Vitamin B6 is necessary for the production of the mood hormone serotonin and other neurotransmitters. Vitamin B6 is most effective when taken in the morning. Inositol (B8) contributes to the maturation of sperm.
Vitamin K is necessary for the formation of several clotting factors in the liver, and possibly protects against insulin resistance, while also promoting healthy bones.
Vitamin D-levels are positively related to increased sperm motility and a healthy sperm cell structure. As recently as 2006, a special docking point for this vitamin was discovered on the surface of the sperm cell. A Vitamin D deficiency is regarded as a serious contributing factor to sperm degradation. In animal experiments, the fertility of male rats who were deficient in vitamin D was reduced by 45 percent. In the laboratory, vitamin D supplementation enhances certain activities of human sperm cells, such as their ability to adhere to the egg cell.
Vitamin A is the most important vitamin for development and growth, whose benefits are outwardly expressed through an improvement in skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne. The most important target organ for this vitamin is the thymus gland, the mother gland of the immune system.
Calcium like that found along with dozens of additional trace elements in the patented mineral-mix Coral Calcium®provides the crucial “kick” the sperm cell needs in its final seconds at its goal, during which it must overcome the outside layer of the egg cell. Calcium activates a special reproductive gene, a mechanism that, when blocked in animal studies, causes the mice to become infertile. A good calcium blend also helps balance the body’s pH – and the more balanced the body’s pH, the better it is able to absorb other active substances.
Other important minerals and trace elements like iodine, selenium, boron, chromium and molybdenum support the effectiveness of amino acids and enzymes. An interesting fact: selenium actually helps to improve the motility of sperm cells! These substances have a high effect particularly for the daily activities in the organism.
The amino acid L-carnitine supports the metabolism of fatty acids into energy within the sperm cell. Studies prove that L-carnitine – obtained from the meat of cattle, pigs and chickens, and/or from avocados and asparagus – increases the energy and vitality of sperm. With L-carnitine, better results have also been obtained on endurance tests. Improper nutrition commonly leads to a deficiency in this vital amino acid.
L-arginine supports the effects of L-carnitine, while also serving as a sexual-enhancement supplement for men. As a precursor to nitric oxide (NO), L-arginine is directly involved in the mechanism responsible for the male erection.
Muira puama is a tree with stone-like fruits that’s well-known in Brazil as a “power” plant. Muira puama extract promotes healthy testosterone production, supports a healthy erection, and increases sexual desire.
Damiana, also a natural aphrodisiac from South America, enhances the body’s energy supply even beyond the sexual organs. Damiana also promotes a healthy, balanced mood.
CO-enzyme Q10 is a vitally-necessary component in the cellular power stations of the sperm, with properties that help maintain healthy circulation and organ function. It has also been shown that this fat-soluble antioxidant helps enhance sperm quality and vitality.
Choline promotes the healthy functioning of neurotransmitters by protecting the nerve cells from environmental poisons, helping to maintain healthy mental functioning.
Carotenoids are considered very potent free-radical inhibitors: both lycopene and beta-carotene are especially highly-recommended for protecting sperm cells from free radicals. In particular, these carotenoids are known to help neutralize certain toxins found in cigarette smoke and environmental chemicals. Additionally, carotenoids help prevent the breakdown of the information paths through which the body’s tissues communicate.
Citrus bioflavonoids are potent antioxidants and help improve the absorption of vitamins and other active substances, increasing their bioavailability.