The reasons to use PROfertil®

“Every man should build a house, plant a tree, and have a child” says a popular proverb. The first two points on the “to-do list” are relatively easy to achieve. The third one, fathering a child, will remain a yearning for an increasing number of men that unfortunately is difficult or even impossible to fulfil.”

Worldwide, fewer and fewer children are born for the most diverse reasons. Today, already 10-15% of all couples are involuntarily childless. There are various reasons why people have trouble conceiving, with women (female factor) and men (male factor) – or a combination of both – being affected to the same extent.

The male factor

In 40-90% of cases, male subfertility is caused by insufficient sperm production. A 58% decline in sperm count over the past 50 years has been documented in studies.1)2) An analysis of more than 100 published studies shows a significant decline of sperm density over the past 60 years, primarily in the United States and in Europe/Australia (between 1-3%/year). 3)4) Male infertility has many causes – in industrialized countries genetics, stress, changes in lifestyle, but also nutritional supply deficiencies have reduced production and quality of sperm at an alarming rate.

While there are numerous treatment options available for women, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), the options for men to improve their one and decisive factor, their sperm quality, are very limited.

PROfertil® supports fertility in men with the desire to have children by improving sperm quality. Its possible positive effect has been demonstrated in clinical trials. This support with micronutrients may improve sperm quality as demonstrated in clinical studies.

1) Imhof M., Matthai C., Huber J.C. Einsatz von Profertil® zur Therapie des „male factors“ und Verbesserung des Spermiogramms; Gyn-Aktiv 2007;2:68.
2) Sinclair S. Male infertility: nutritional and environmental considerations; Altern Med Rev 2000; 5(1):28-38
3) Sween S.H., Elkin E.P., Fenster L. The question of declining sperm density revisited: An analysis of 101 studies published 1934-1996; Environmental Health Perspectives 2000; 108 (10).
4) Carlsen E., Giwercman A., Keiding N., Skakkebaek N. Evidence for decreasing quality of semen during past 50 years; Br Med J 1992; 305:609-61