The production of sperm (spermatogenesis) is a long process that begins in the epididymis (also called the testes). It takes two to three months until the sperm cells are fully developed (i.e., every 3 months a "new set" of sperm is formed), and this is a long period of time where any disturbance in production may have fatal consequences.
Although sperm cells are constantly being produced in the seminiferous tubules, the total number of sperm cells produced depends on a number of different factors such as current physical condition, genetics, environment, and the frequency of sexual intercourse, and can thus differ from man to man.
At any time, however, the average mature man has anywhere between two and three billion sperm cells available in his system. And since the maturation process takes about two to three months, not all of these sperm cells are fully developed. Constant production means constant cell development!
If spermatogenesis is negatively affected in any way, sperm cells may become impaired during their development (see 'Key Sperm Health Parameters'). When this happens, the impaired cells are often rendered unfit or incapable of egg fertilization.
Natural age-related degradation of biological processes, Environmental stress factors that impair the cell structure itself (i.e., oxidative stress), Nutritional supply deficiency and Nutritional supply dysregulation are all major disruptors that are known to negatively affect spermatogenesis.
Stages of spermatogenesis
Because spermatogenesis is a very complex and biologically complicated procedure, the human body needs various and specific essential nourishing substances to reinforce and ensure proper sperm cell maturation during each developmental stage. These micronutrients—vitamins, vitamin-like substances, trace elements, mineral substances and amino acids—can help the body cultivate optimal conditions for normal and healthy spermatogenesis.
Certain, specific nutrients have been identified and substantiated through scientific research to impart significant positive effects on the body's ability to achieve and maintain the optimal conditions necessary for normal and healthy sperm production.
Basic dietary modifications may help to incorporate more of these micronutrients into the system, but it is unlikely that a modified diet alone will ensure that the levels of these nutrients will be sufficient.
Therefore, a consistent and targeted supplementation of a balanced and specific combination of nutrients, delivered to the body in sufficient quantities may prove beneficial for a man wishing to maintain his optimal reproductive capabilities.
PROfertil® is a specifically developed proprietary formulation providing nutrients that support male fertility. Due to the specific characteristics of the nutritive compounds included in PROfertil®, with a regular intake according to the recommended dosage and administration, it is possible to provide improved nutritional support that will support optimal reproductive capabilities in healthy individuals.