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Towards Personalized Antioxidant Use in Female Infertility: Need for More Molecular and Clinical Studies

MARGen Clinic, Camino de Ronda 2, 18006 Granada, Spain
Academic Editor: Juan Gambini
Biomedicines 2021, 9(12), 1933; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines9121933
Received: 5 November 2021 / Revised: 7 December 2021 / Accepted: 16 December 2021 / Published: 17 December 2021
Treatment with antioxidants is increasingly used to slow down aging processes in different organs of the human body, including those implicated in female fertility. There is a plethora of different natural, synthetic or semi-synthetic medicines available on the market; most of them can be purchased without medical prescription. Even though the use of antioxidants, even under conditions of auto-medication, was shown to improve many functions related to female infertility related to oxidative stress, the lack of medical control and supervision can lead to an overmedication resulting in an opposite extreme, reductive stress, which can be counterproductive with regard to reproductive function and produce various adverse health effects in general. This paper reviews the current knowledge relative to the effects of different antioxidants on female reproductive function. The persisting gaps in this knowledge are also highlighted, and the need for medical supervision and personalization of antioxidant prescription is underscored. View Full-Text
Keywords: aging; antioxidant; female fertility; ovary; oxidative stress; personalization; pregnancy; reductive stress; uterus aging; antioxidant; female fertility; ovary; oxidative stress; personalization; pregnancy; reductive stress; uterus
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Tesarik, J. Towards Personalized Antioxidant Use in Female Infertility: Need for More Molecular and Clinical Studies. Biomedicines 2021, 9, 1933. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines9121933

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