The health of your mitochondria is a great indicator of the success of fertilisation and embryo development. So what are mitochondria and why are they important?
Cells need energy to grow and the most important part of a cell involved in energy production are the little bean shaped mitochondria - the cell powerhouse! Maturing eggs, developing sperm and embryo growth all require energy so healthy mitochondria are beneficial for your treatment outcome.
While science is learning more about the importance of mitochondria for healthy embryos, we know that poorly functioning mitochondria are implicated in a number of diseases.
How do we get our mitochondria healthy? Exercise has been shown to improve mitochondria function, not only in skeletal muscle to improve regulation of sugars and reduce oxidative stress, but more recently in developing eggs and sperm in mice.
Powering up your mitochondria could make the difference!