Male Fertility Enhanced by Glutathione.
The fantastic drug?
As you know Salubre are specialists in IVF acupuncture in Melbourne which of course mostly relates to women. However we have found that IVF acupuncture treatments also benefit men.
As an East Melbourne Fertility specialist Salubre has a wide range of fertility treatments suited for women and mens from all walks of live.
If you need good fertility accupuncturist in melbourne then visit Salubre.
Personally I’m quite sick of hearing so called new master antioxidants that have hit the market and we need to urgently take them or else. It seems that the universal marketing machine constantly spits out new fads to draw us into whatever web they weave, but this is not the case with Glutathione.
I believe this antioxidant is fantastic in so many ways and can help such a variety of heath concerns. First let me tell you what it is. Glutathione IS the master antioxidant and it is found in all the cells of the body. It’s a great detoxifier, it enhances the immune system, it has anti – viral properties (due to its impact on the immune system), and it’s involved in DNA synthesis and repair as well as protein synthesis.
In Regards to enhancing fertility: In men it is involved in the production of sperm and in women it is effective to reduce oxidative stress that can impact egg quality as well as detoxifying the body after an IVF cycle. What does all this mean? Well it means it can basically positively improve every cell in the body.
The reason why we need this is simply because if our lifestyle isn’t letting us down it’s the foods we are presented with and the pollution in our environment that have compromised our bodies. Additionally, poor diet, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, ageing, infections and radiation all deplete our glutathione levels.
For the purpose of this post I will look at male infertility and how it positively improves sperm quality by reducing abnormality. Sperm abnormality (morphology) is greatly resulted from the health of the man. The above lifestyle and environmental factors not only impact a man’s health but also their fertility too. Many of these chemicals in our food and environment mimic our own hormones and so will affect the feedback system our body has in regulating these hormones.
Although very new it has been found that receiving intravenous doses of glutathione will have a remarkable impact on the spermatogenesis in the testis which results in improved sperm quality especially with reducing abnormality in sperm and promoting motility.
There are many journal articles expressing this with some saying 2g per week will see an improvement over 3 months. Below is one study and an article written identifying the great benefits of Glutathione for improving sperm quality. If you google Glutathione and Male Infertility you will see numerous studies that support this theory completely.
- Andrology: Placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over trial of glutathione therapy in male infertility
- A. Lenzi1, F. Culasso2, L. Gandini, F. Lombardo and F. Dondero Glutathione as a treatment for male infertility (article written in The Journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility)
It must be mentioned that the reason the participants of these studies received the glutathione intravenously is purely because glutathione when take orally is broken down before being able to be utilised by the body. T
here is another way to improve glutathione levels and that is through your diet. However the quicker of the two is through an IV on a weekly basis. The following foods contain nutrients that act as precursors to the formation of glutathione in the body.
These foods are: poultry, wheat, broccoli, eggs, garlic, onion, capsicum, meat, fish, dairy products, beans, fruits, vegetables, asparagus, avocado, and walnuts.
It’s important to note that if you wish to improve glutathione levels through foods then alcohol must be avoided as it compromises the liver function and can reduce the effectiveness in glutathione production.
Also engaging in daily exercise promotes better health and if necessary can assist with reducing weight around the waist. (Measurement for men should be around 94cm).
Male infertility is on the rise and it’s simply due to factors we can positively change and improve upon. It’s important to understand that a couple’s health when trying to conceive is not just for the purpose of getting pregnant but also for passing on good genetics as well as teaching healthy lifestyle choices that will lead to raising a healthy adult.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in finding out more Dr Wesley Ang at Box Hill Medical Centre will be able to help, simply call (03) 98986777 and book an appointment to see him.