Carnitine Supplement Helps Sperm Swim

I was listening to a podcast about how the brain can influence fat loss when towards the end of the episode, the host, Dr. Andrew Huberman, mentioned that the supplement L-carnitine can increase sperm motility. Here we are.

As stated in the episode, there is a lot of literature on this. A quick search indicates that carnitine, especially L-carnitine, and L-acetyl-carnitine can improve not only sperm motility, but also chromatin quality. This meaning that not only will supplementation with these products improve a sperm’s swimming ability, but it may also help reduce the likelihood of sperm containing negative genetic material.

So, perhaps couples planning on getting pregnant should L-carnitine supplements, just in case, similar to how pregnant women take folic acid supplements.

Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified medical provider before trying any treatment.

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