As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist.We have spent most of the time in this series discussing the conventional and Chinese medicine in treating fertility. I believe, it is the best time to change the subject by discussing how to treat male infertility with maritime pine tree ( pinus pinaster ).

I. Definition
Maritime pine tree also known as pinus pinaster, it is a pine, belongs to the family Pinaceae and native to the western Mediterranean region. It has been used in traditional medicine to strengthen the immune system fighting against infection and inflammation.

II. How to treat male infertility with maritime pine tree
1. Pycnogenol
Researchers found that Pycnogenol extracted from the maritime pine tree improves the quality and function of sperm in men with fertility problems by a mean of 38% and 19%, respectively, after only 90 days of use, because of it’s bioavailable and bioactive antioxidant compounds.

2. Procyanidin
Maritine pine tree contains high levels of procyandin which is an powerful antioxidant not only helps to strengthen the immune system fighting against forming of free radicals, but also decreases the risk of oxidative sperm cells resulting in increasing the quality and motility of sperm.

3. Vitamin A
Beside is powerful antioxidant, it also helps to maintain the friendly cervical mucus that is important for the invasion sperm and helps to stimulates the production of follicles and certain hormone for process of egg fertilization and implantation into uterus.

4. Vitamin C
Vitamin C not only helps to reduce the risk of infertility caused by nutrients deficiency, it also increase the blood flow to the abdominal region by strengthening the wall of small vein in the test, leading to increasing the sperm quality and motility.

5. Organic acids
Maratine pine tree also contains high levels of oganic acids which helps not only the digestive system in absorbing vital vitamins and minerals for our body needs, but also increases the production of quality sperm and sperm motility.

III. Risks
Over dose risk, please consult with your herbalist before applying.

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