Male Fertility Supplements: Do they work? What’s the deal!?

July 25, 2022

Male fertility supplements are dietary supplements that contain  minerals, herbs, amino acids, compounds and other vitamins that can help men struggling with infertility.

These products claim to help:

  • Increase sperm count
  • Boost sperm motility
  • Improve the health of DNA
  • Improve sperm morphology (the shape, size, and appearance of sperm)
  • Support overall male infertility

It’s important to note that if an ingredient has been shown to help these sperm qualities, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the ingredient helps improve fertility. Testing the health of sperm is easily done in a lab. Many different factors can affect fertility, though, and there isn’t a lot of research evaluating whether these ingredients help improve a couple’s ability to conceive.

The most common micronutrients and compounds found in male fertility supplements are:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B12
  • Selenium
  • Lycopene
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

At Austin Urology Institute, we recommend conception supplements from Theralogix, a US-based company.  The “issue” with other supplements out on the market is that you don’t know exactly what you’re getting and from where, and no clinical trials have been conducted. For instance, companies might use a “proprietary blend” in their vitamins that claims to increase sperm volume – but you won’t how the ability to know what you’re putting in your body.

Theralogix discloses every ingredient on our labels. Testing results are also available for review from multiple independent sources. No secret “proprietary blends”!

Theralogix products have been used in over a dozen clinical trials conducted by esteemed universities and research institutions across the United States. Several of these clinical trials have been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world’s foremost medical research centers.

Our products have been chosen for use in clinical trials because of their high-quality ingredients and verified content-accuracy.  We are truly honored to be trusted by so many of the country’s leading research institutions.

At Austin Urology Institute we use male fertility supplements from companies that are made in the USA, tested in clinical trials, transparent with ingredients, and have yielded positive results.

We would be cautious with companies that have proprietary blends and are manufactured outside of the USA, since compliance laws are not as strict.