Understanding Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10, commonly known as CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant and plays a crucial role in cellular energy production. CoQ10 is majorly found in nuts, meat, and fish, however, the amount of CoQ10 found in these dietary sources, isn't enough to meet the needs of CoQ10 levels in the body.

Let us understand how Coenzyme Q10 is beneficial in fertility

  1. CoQ10 supplementation has been shown to improve egg quality, sperm quality, and pregnancy rates
  2. CoQ10 plays a role in maintaining the energy levels required for reproduction.
  3. Egg quality dramatically affects a person’s ability to conceive; CoQ10 has been shown to improve egg quality by protecting eggs from the damaging effects of oxidative stress.
  4. Conception requires healthy eggs, which are heavily impacted by mitochondrial function (i.e., the part of the cell that produces energy), as well as ATP levels. Coq10 is thought to improve the quality of oocytes because of its role in protecting the mitochondria from oxidative damage and in synthesizing ATP.
  5. Studies have found that supplements of CoQ10 can help improve sperm movement in infertile men. According to some research, the amount of CoQ10 in the seminal fluid of men has a correlation to their sperm count and sperm motility.
  6. CoQ10 is linked with an increase in sperm quality, including enhanced motility (movement), morphology (shape), and DNA integrity.


To summarize, Coenzyme Q10 is an essential compound that plays a vital role in cellular energy production and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Its numerous benefits, make it an ideal supplement for supporting fertility.