Facts about 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 most of the cases, male subfertility is a result of insufficient sperm production. A 58% decline in sperm count over the past 50 years has been documented in studies.1) 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). 2)3) Suboptimal fertility in men has many reasons – in industrialized countries it is the influence of genetics, of stress and of changes in lifestyle, but also nutrient supply deficiencies have contributed towards reduced production and quality of sperm cells.

PROfertil® supports fertility in men with the desire to have children by providing nutritional support for healthy sperm quality. Its possible positive nutritional effects have been demonstrated in a number of 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) 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).
3) 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