FertiCheck Man

The FertiCheck Man allows a preliminary exploration of the biological status of man, by examining the levels of nutrients necessary for optimal fertility.

Fertility

What is the FertiCheck Man?

The (micro)nutrient supply from a varied diet is one of the key elements in ensuring optimum sperm quality. Dietary adjustments may therefore sometimes be necessary to enable men who wish to become a father to optimise their fertility.

This assessment allows a preliminary exploration of the man’s biological status by examining the levels of nutrients required for optimal fertility.
Your nutritional needs as a father-to-be can be evaluated and will allow your practitioner to define with you a possible adapted and specific supplementation.

What can we expect from FertiCheck Man?

For several years now, fertility has been declining in Western countries, and the nutritional impoverishment of food, as well as the excessive intake of unbalanced “junk food”, are not unrelated to this phenomenon.
By exploring your nutritional and micronutritional profile, specific needs and/or imbalances that need to be corrected can be identified in order to ensure optimal fertility.

From this point of view, the FertiCheck Man panel, which consists of the most relevant markers, can help to avoid blind supplementation, which is often unsuitable or even potentially harmful, and instead focus on the specific intake of defined micronutrients.

Who is the FertiCheck Man assessment for?

This check-up is intended for all men who want to become fathers, and is particularly useful for accompanying any supplementation:

  • before, in order to fuilfill the needs identified,
  • during, in order to monitor its effectiveness,
  • afterwards, to check its benefits.

Parameters

CRP Ultrasensitive, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Homocysteine, Coenzyme Q10, Erythrocyte fatty acid status

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Why does the FertiCheck Man profile include these parameters specifically?

The FertiCheck Man combines test parameters which are essential for the optimisation of male fertility, from spermatogenesis to fertilisation. It contains the results of the following assays:

  • ultra-sensitive CRP, whose elevation reflects the existence of low-grade inflammation, which is always deleterious, especially in this context,
  • magnesium, a cofactor of many enzymatic reactions and involved in the fundamental epigenetic processes at the various stages of cell multiplication that accompany spermatogenesis, capacitation and fertilization,
  • trace elements copper, zinc and selenium, as well as vitamins A and E, players in the anti-oxidant protection, necessary in dealing with major oxidative stress that accompanies these early stages of reproduction,
  • homocysteine, a major player in the methylation processes essential to cellular metabolism, whose level may reflect a deficiency in vitamins B6, B9 or B12,
  • coenzyme Q10, a fundamental antioxidant of the body and protector of the organism against free radical attacks,
  • different fractions of the erythrocyte fatty acid profile, making it possible to assess the impact of lipid intake on the balance of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), a fundamental component of the sperm acrosome.

For further reading...

Wong WY, et al. The impact of calcium, magnesium, zinc, and copper in blood and seminal plasma on semen parameters in men. Reprod Toxicol. 2001;15(2):131-136.

Schmid TE et al. Micronutrients intake is associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. Fertil Steril. 2012;98(5):1130-7.e1.

Walczak-Jedrzejowska R, The role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in male fertility. Cent European J Urol. 2013;66(1):60-67.

Dattilo M, The importance of the one carbon cycle nutritional support in human male fertility: a preliminary clinical report. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2014;12:71.

Safarinejad MR, Safarinejad S. The roles of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in idiopathic male infertility. Asian J Androl. 2012;14(4):514-515.