Micronutrient and Reduction of Oxidative Stress in Spermatozoas

Alexandre Plaza Ciattei

Abstract


The integrity of spermatozoa in the seminal fluid given its parameters (motility, concentration,
morphology and vitality) is important for the reproductive function. The oxidative stress can adversely
affect the quality of the semen, which causes the damage and dysfunction of the sperm. Thus, a
literature review based on Pubmed was held seeking studies that aimed to improve the quality of sperm
with the use of antioxidants. The use of certain vitamins and minerals seem to affect the sperm quality.
Literature data on single or combined oral use of these micronutrients in improving semen parameters
and fertility potential are limited and scarce. Thus, it is essential to develop new studies that enable
micronutrient dosages settings, as well as their combinations in improving sperm quality. The use of oral
antioxidants has proved to be a promising strategy for a non-invasive treatment that reduces the need
to use assisted reproductive technologies; providing lower costs in the management of male infertility.


Keywords


Antioxidants, Oxidative Stress, Male Infertility, Micronutrients.

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