As soon as you and your partner know that you want to become parents, we recommend that you start taking Q10. It can be advantageous to start from 3 months prior to the desired conception, as sperm production takes about 3 months.
At doses of 100 to 200 milligrams, nausea, headache, and abdominal pain have been observed in rare cases.
1: Quit smoking if you smoke. Smoking increases DNA damage in sperm cells, and heavy smokers have a 50% lower chance of getting their partner pregnant.
2: Exercise regularly. Exercise activates the body's antioxidants and helps prevent DNA damage in sperm cells.
3: Lose weight if you are overweight. Obesity can affect sperm production and reduce sperm quality in men. Additionally, being overweight increases the risk of the testicles becoming trapped between the thighs, causing excessive heat, which also increases the risk of DNA damage.
4: Reduce alcohol consumption. Alcohol increases the risk of DNA damage and affects sperm count. If a man quits alcohol or significantly reduces his intake, the results can be measured after three months. A Danish study of over 1000 young men showed a deterioration in sperm quality with 5 weekly units of alcohol. If a man consumed over 25 units per week, sperm quality was significantly impaired. Moreover, alcohol can also cause impotence and decreased libido.
5: Use dietary supplements.