FAQs about Condensyl

What is Condensyl?

Condensyl is a dietary supplement specifically formulated to support normal physiological maturation of sperm cells.

What does Condensyl look like?

Condensyl is presented as film-coated tablets packaged in high quality aluminum/PVC blisters that preserve integrity throughout their shelf life. Each box contains 2 blisters of 15 tablets each: a total of 30 tablets.

What are the active ingredients in Condensyl?

Condensyl contains all the substances needed to activate the two main metabolic pathways supporting sperm maturation: the transsulphuration pathway leading to the synthesis of glutathione, the universal cellular antioxidant, and the one carbon cycle – the main process sustaining cellular growth and differentiation.

The ingredients of Condensyl are designed to include balanced levels of chelated (bioavailable) zinc, several group B vitamins (B2, B3, B6, B9, B12), which are the necessary co-factors for key enzymes and a cysteine donor that is essential for the synthesis of glutathione. Betalaines and quercetine, extracted from the opuntia indica fruits, and some vitamin E are also included to provide passive protection against lipid peroxidation.

A list of the active ingredients of Condensyl is below:

Ingredient per day (1 tab) % NRV
N-acetyl-cysteine 250 mg
Opuntia powder 100 mg
Niacin (Vit. B3) 16 mg 100
Zinc 12.5 mg 125
Vitamin E 12 mg 100
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 1.4 mg 100
Vitamin B6 1.4 mg 100
Folic acid (Vit. B9) 400 mcg 200
Vitamin B12 2.5 mcg 100

NRV: nutrient reference value according to Reg. (EU) n. 1169/2011.

Who should take Condensyl?

Condensyl is recommended for all men and women who are attempting to conceive, whether or not fertility problems are known. Environmental stress and modern lifestyles can negatively affect gametes in all individuals; it is, therefore, essential that they have adequately maintained defences. Several of the substances provided by Condensyl do not have body reservoirs and temporary deficits may occur even in subjects who usually enjoy a balanced diet. Expecially in men the weakened defence, albeit temporary, has the potential to allow spermatogenesis to be negatively affected.

Supplementation with Condensyl is especially important in men with known sperm defects, seen in a standard spermiogram. In addition, you may be suffering from a specific defect, called sperm nuclear decondensation. Men with a sperm DNA Fragmentation Index (DFI) and/or Sperm Decondensation Index (SDI) higher than 20% have a reduced chance of conceiving and may require a longer course of supplementation with Condensyl, sometimes with increased doses. Clinical data have shown that male partners of couples resistant to Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART) may achieve a pregnancy if their DFI and/or SDI gets reduced after treatment with Condensyl.

Supplementation with Condensyl is also particularly promising in women with advanced reproductive age that are particularly susceptible to oxidative damage and in women with Policystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) that exert a specific weakness in the one carbon metabolism, which is supposed to be causal to their insulin resistance, hyperandrogenism and ovulatory disturbances.

What are the effects of Condensyl on the general health and well being?

Condensyl contains nutritional supplements in balanced amounts; it is not expected to exert any pharmacological activity. If your diet lacks these substances, you will get a direct benefit, otherwise it is simply added nutrients.

People treated with Condensyl enjoy a reduction in their circulating homocysteine, a metabolic end product which is usually recycled into a harmless form. Elevated homocysteine can be a health risk associated with disease states, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Homocysteine recycling is essential for all cells and especially for proper sperm maturation. The effect of Condensyl on homocysteine recycling positively influences health beyond the beneficial effect on the sperm cells.

How long will I need to take Condensyl?

In order to achieve optimal sperm in the ejaculate the male partner should have been taking Condensyl for at least 4 months. In order to maintain the quality of sperm, he should continue to take Condensyl.

In men, the recommended course of treatment is based upon the amount of time it takes for sperm to be produced – over 105 days. Production and maturation is a long process: about 21 days for replication, about 74 days for complete maturation and a further 20 days to acquire the fertilisation ability.

In women, the recommended course of treatment is based upon the amount of time it takes for a cohort of follicles to develop until the ovulation occurs, which is 3 cycles, i.e. roughly 3 months.

How much Condensyl should I take?

The stated dose of Condensyl is one tablet per day. This corresponds to normal physiological requirements of the active ingredients within an otherwise balanced diet..

How should Condensyl be taken?

The tablet should be swallowed with water. This can be done at any time during the day, but we advise that you do so at the same time every day so that it becomes routine and your metabolic support is regular and predictable.

If possible, the tablet should be taken between meals because this will increase the bioavailability of hydro-soluble substances.

What should I do if I forget to take Condensyl?

Condensyl is a nutritional supplement to be taken as part of a well balanced diet. Skipping a dose does not constitute a problem. Should it happen, just continue your dosing as scheduled. Should you forget several doses, just resume your normal pattern as soon as possible. Taking larger doses at one time would be ineffective at compensating previously skipped doses.

However, there is a clear-cut dose effect so taking a dose that is far lower than suggested may reduce your benefit from the treatment.

Shall I take Condensyl together with other nutritional supplements?

In general terms yes, at least as far as they are real nutritional interventions.

We strongly discourage taking Condensyl together with strong direct antioxidants like vitamin C, CoQ10, selenium and the like.

These substances may induce so-called reductive stress that might nullify the benefit from the gentle and physiological metabolic activation we are targeting. Strong antioxidants have been shown to cause an increase of the sperm decondensation index (SDI), which is very bad for the male fertility potential. Moreover, while taking Condensyl, you are already fully supported in your antioxidant capacity and no added benefit is expected if you also use antioxidants for any other reason.

Do I need a prescription for Condensyl?

Condensyl is a dietary supplement and does not necessitate a medical prescription. However, if you are suffering from known fertility problems, and even more if you are under specialist care, we suggest inform you discuss the matter with your doctor.

Are there any side-effects?

At the recommended dose of 1 tablet per day, there are no known side-effects.

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