In around one quarter of all male infertility, there is no confirmed cause. In such a situation, men are said to suffer from idiopathic infertility which means infertility of unknown cause. Once a doctor makes the diagnosis of idiopathic infertility, a man really has no real direction to turn to in seeking help. In this case, alternative treatments may be the best place to begin.
One alternative treatment that seems to be earning a true reputation as a sperm booster is a citrus-flavored nutritional supplement called Proxeed Plus. This product is based on levocarnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine, both of which have shown some success in Europe during the past 30 years in improving the quality and quantity of sperm. In addition to these active ingredients, ProXeed Plus includes fructose as a source of energy and citric acid, which is needed to produce energy.
ProXeed Plus is the subject of current investigation in Norfolk, Virginia at The Jones Institute of Reproductive Medicine which is affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. It was at this institution that the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment was performed inside the United States.
Levocarnitine is a source of energy and aids the transfer of fats into the body cells. Sperm needs fat to fuel its motility (movement). Acetyl-L-carnitine, on the other hand, serves the role of developing cell membranes. An important factor in the sperms' ability to fertilize eggs is the integrity of the sperm cell membranes.
The manufacturer of ProXeed Plus issued a statement: "Clinical trials show that the ingredients in ProXeed® Plus optimize sperm health, and that they can improve sperm count and motility, sperm speed, and sperm concentration."
The aim of ProXeed Plus is to provide the body with sperm nutrients while serving as an antidote to damage incurred due to oxidation. ProXeed Plus is to be thought of as a supportive measure for helping to produce sperm and bring it to maturity. The manufacturers claim that results can be seen within a few months. This statement seems to be backed up by the results of a double-blind placebo-controlled study performed in 2004. The infertile male participants of this study took the supplement and found that it brought about a significant improvement in the motility, concentration, and structural integrity of sperm.
The only possible downside to ProXeed Plus is in its high price. Right now, a 6 month's supply will cost you around $500. But couples yearning for a baby may not even flinch at hearing the price. If the traditional infertility treatments aren't working for you, you might want to consider giving ProXeed Plus a try.