Abstract Title:

[Treatment with carnitine, acetyl carnitine, L-arginine and ginseng improves sperm motility and sexual health in men with asthenopermia].

Abstract Source:

Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2010 Sep;62(3):213-8. PMID: 20940690

Abstract Author(s):

G Morgante, V Scolaro, C Tosti, A Di Sabatino, P Piomboni, V De Leo

Article Affiliation:

Dipartimento di Pediatria, Ginecologia e Medicina Riproduttiva, Università di Siena, Siena, Italia. [email protected]


AIM: Among the factors contributing to male infertility, asthenospermia constitutes both a health and a social problem frequently associated with alterations in sexual function. Studies have shown that acetyl carnitine and L-arginine improve sperm motility and that ginseng enhances libido and sexual performance. This study examined the effect of treatment with carnitine, acetyl carnitine, L-arginine and ginseng in men with idiopathic asthenospermia and altered sexual function.

METHODS: The study population was 180 patients with asthenospermia randomly assigned to two groups: group A (90 men) received treatment and group B (90 men) did not. The sperm count was 16.6± 3.2 x 10⁶/mL and the total sperm motility was 26.5 ± 3.4%.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Sexual satisfaction was measured using the sexual satisfaction index (SSI). At the end of therapy, a significant improvement was observed in progressive sperm motility on spermiogram evaluation and in SSI scores in the treatment group.

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