A recent study by Meyer Vitabiotics, the Indian subsidiary of Uk-based vitamin company Vitabiotics, has demonstrated that a combination of antioxidants, micronutrients, and vitamins can significantly enhance male fertility, by upto 76 per cent, even in severe cases of infertility. The study focused on Indian males with a baseline sperm count of less than 5 million/ml and found that a blend of multivitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, ginseng and lycopene increased sperm count by an impressive 75.76 per cent. Over a 3-month period, the study observed 300 Indian males with varying types and degrees of infertility. The results, published in the International Journal “Translational and Clinical Pharmacology,” provide significant support for the use of multiple micronutrient therapy, an area often overlooked in India.
Antioxidants are commonly prescribed to improve semen parameters and DNA Fragmentation Index (DFI), with the aim of enhancing the chances of conception. Frequently recommended compounds include vitamins E & C, carnitine, N-acetyl cysteine, selenium, and zinc. The intervention in this study involved a single tablet of Oligocare Forte Plus (known as Wellman Conception in the UK), which combines essential micronutrients, amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins crucial for male reproductive health. The study, conducted with meticulous adherence to good clinical practices (GCP) and relevant regulations and guidelines, showcased highly promising results among the 300 eligible participants. It represents a significant multicentric trial in the sub-fertile male population, shedding light on the potential benefits of micronutrient and antioxidant therapy for male infertility.