Homeopathy 2012; 101(02): 99-102
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.12.003
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Effects of two homeopathic complexes on bovine sperm mitochondrial activity

Dhafer M. Aziz
1  Institute of Physiology, Biochemistry and Hygiene of Animals, Bonn University, Bonn, Germany
,
Ute Schnurrbusch
2  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Clinic for Theriogenology and Ambulatory Services, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
,
Heinrich Enbergs
1  Institute of Physiology, Biochemistry and Hygiene of Animals, Bonn University, Bonn, Germany
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Publication History

Received17 April 2011
revised09 November 2011

accepted09 December 2011

Publication Date:
29 December 2017 (online)

Objectives: This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of two homeopathic complexes Ubichinon compositum® (Ubi comp) and Coenzyme compositum ad us. vet.® (CoQ10 comp) on bovine sperm mitochondrial activity.

Methods: Sperm viability, acrosomal integrity and sperm chromatin structure were estimated to detect the possible side effect of complexes on other sperm parameters.

Results: Mitochondrial activity was significantly enhanced by both Ubi comp (P < 0.01) and CoQ10 comp (P < 0.05). No effects were detected in other tested sperm parameters.

Conclusion: The tested homeopathic complex medicines stimulate the mitochondrial activity of bovine sperm without effects on their viability, acrosomal integrity or chromatin structure. The possibility that this translates into improved fertilization capacity in artificial insemination should investigated.