Coenzyme-Q10: fertility and energy!

November 29, 2018



An extensive, recent study of supplements and nutrients commonly used to increase fertility has shown that omega-3 and coenzyme-Q10 stand out as especially beneficial to men:


Certain dietary supplements can have beneficial effect on sperm quality, study suggests…Recently, researchers at the Human Nutrition Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and the Pere i Virgili Health Research Institute…and researchers at the Clinical Department of Human Reproduction and Infant Growth…have carried out the most extensive and systematic review to date of randomized clinical studies into the effects of different nutrients and dietary supplements on sperm quality and male fertility…After qualitatively analyzing the results of 28 nutritional studies involving 2900 participants, researchers have concluded that supplementing the diet with omega 3 and coenzyme Q10 (in either liquid or tablet form) can have a beneficial effect on the quantity of spermatozoids in semen. Supplementing the diet with selenium, zinc, fatty acids, omega-3 and coenzyme-Q10 is associated with an increase in spermatozoid concentration; supplementing the diet with selenium, zinc, omega-3, coenzyme-Q10 and carnitines has been associated with an improvement in sperm mobility, and finally, selenium, fatty acids, omega-3, coenzyme-Q10 and carnitines has a positive effect on the morphology of spermatozoids…”
(, Nov. 26, 2018)


The above research is not surprising, since the above things are found in fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sardines), and fish was regularly eaten by the people of God in Bible days. The Israelites in Egypt were said to be strong and fertile, as God blessed them. And we know that they regularly ate garlic, onions, leeks, cucumbers and melons, and also fish!


The above review, and several previous studies, reveal the positive role of Coenzyme Q-10 in improving male fertility:


“The role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in male fertility.”
(Cent European J Urol. 2013)


“Coenzyme Q10 and male infertility: a meta-analysis.”
(J Assist Reprod Genet. 2013 Sep)


“Antioxidant supplements and semen parameters: An evidence based review.”
(Int J Reprod Biomed (Yazd). 2016 Dec)


CoQ10 can likewise repair free radicals and improve ovulation and egg quality in women.


CoQ10 occurs naturally in the body, and it is found in many foods. It is a power antioxidant and it aids in metabolism. It generates energy for the cells of the body, and it guards against oxidative damage (which can result in infertility in men and women, etc.).


It is commonly claimed that the amount of CoQ10 received from food is insufficient to raise fertility levels (thus many supplement directly). Yet, the degree that we do things that are unnatural, is often the degree we get into trouble down the line. It is important to proceed cautiously.


Notice a study that attempts to demonstrate that food sources of CoQ10 are too low to improve fertility:


“To assess the association between coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) intake from food sources and semen quality. We assessed this association in a prospective cohort of men attending a fertility clinic. CoQ10 supplementation has been associated with improvements in semen parameters. However, impact of CoQ10 intake from food sources on semen quality has not been investigated…Safarinejad et al. administered 600mg/day and observed improvements in sperm concentration, motility and morphology in 287 infertile men with oligoasthenospermia beginning at 3 months after initiation of supplementation...The same researchers used 300mg daily of CoQ10 for 26 weeks in a different cohort of infertile men with abnormal pre-treatment semen parameters and again observed improvements in sperm concentration and motility…Even using the reduced form of CoQ10, ubiquinol, Safarinejad et al. reported improvements in sperm concentration, motility and morphology of 228 infertile men with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratospermia…Furthermore, higher seminal fluid concentrations of CoQ10 are correlated with higher sperm concentrations and motility…In this study, CoQ10 intake from foods was not related to conventional semen parameters. It is important to note that the mean dietary intake of CoQ10 from foods was more than 10-fold lower than the supplemental 200–600mg daily doses used in previous controlled trials, which did demonstrate improvements in sperm concentrations and motility.”
(Urology. 2017 Apr; 102: 100–105.)

The researchers admit that there may be some flaws in their conclusions. Regardless, it appears that God has additional ways of increasing CoQ10 in the body. Notice:


“Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun…”
(Ecclesiastes 11:7)

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light…”
(Matthew 6:22)


“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth…”
(Psalms 104:14)

School children know that plants have chlorophyll that is used to convert sunlight into energy, but humans lack this ability. However, researchers are finding that this “plant blood” can energize our own blood. And when we ingest chlorophyll from plants, the sunlight reacts with it through our skin and CoQ10 is generated in the body, resulting in energy for the cells! Notice:


“We further demonstrate the same potential to convert light into energy exists in mammals, as chlorophyll metabolites accumulate in mice, rats and swine when fed a chlorophyll-rich diet…Results suggest chlorophyll type molecules modulate mitochondrial ATP by catalyzing the reduction of coenzyme Q…We propose that through consumption of plant chlorophyll pigments, animals, too, are able to derive energy directly from sunlight…Dietary chlorophyll results in chlorophyllmetabolite-like fluorescence in tissues…A potential pathway for photonic energy capture is absorption by dietary-derived plant pigments…Both increased sun exposure (Dhar and Lambert, 2013; John et al., 2004; Kent et al., 2013a; Kent et al., 2013b; Levandovski et al., 2013) and the consumption of green vegetables (Block et al., 1992; Ferruzzi and Blakeslee, 2007; van’t Veer et al., 2000) are correlated with better overall health outcomes…These benefits are commonly attributed to an increase in vitamin D from sunlight exposure and consumption of antioxidants from green vegetables. Our work suggests these explanations might be incomplete. Sunlight is the most abundant energy source…”
(J Cell Sci. 2014 Jan 15;127)


“Some people cannot convert CoQ10 to ubiquinol at all in their bodies, so they definitely need to use ubiquinol, or they won't get any of the benefits. Research has shown that Hispanic and Chinese populations are especially prone to having this problem…Recent research shows you can improve your body's conversion of CoQ10 to ubiquinol by eating lots of green leafy vegetables, which are loaded with chlorophyll. This must be in combination with sun exposure…Once chlorophyll is consumed it gets transported into your blood. Then when you expose significant amounts of skin to sunshine, that chlorophyll absorbs the solar radiation and triggers the conversion of CoQ10 to ubiquinol…”
(Dr. Michael S. Evangel)


“Chlorophyll is the green pigment that makes green leaves green…After eating plants, animals have chlorophyll in them, too, so might we also be able to derive energy directly from sunlight?... light-activated chlorophyll inside our body may help regenerate Coenzyme Q10…Researchers exposed some ubiquinone and chlorophyll metabolites to the kind of light that makes it into our bloodstream. Poof! CoQ10 was reborn. But, without the chlorophyll or the light, nothing happened…this explains why dark green leafy vegetables are so good for us. We know sun exposure can be good for us and that eating greens can be good for us. ‘These benefits are commonly attributed to an increase in vitamin D from sunlight exposure and consumption of antioxidants from green vegetables’ - but is it possible that these explanations might be incomplete?...”
(Dr. Michael Greger)


Chlorophyll is found in Biblical foods such as cucumbers. There are also some leaves of Bible trees that are also filled with chlorophyll and antioxidants. Therefore, quality sunshine and chlorophyll (from plants and trees that do not block iodine or lower testosterone) is a powerful way to super-charge CoQ10 in the body, and energize our cells, and hinder free radicals!











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