Effects of two homeopathic complexes on bovine sperm mitochondrial activity

Homeopathy. 2012 Apr;101(2):99-102. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.12.003.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Cell Survival / drug effects
  • Fertilization / drug effects
  • Homeopathy*
  • Male
  • Mitochondria / metabolism*
  • Sperm Motility / drug effects*
  • Spermatozoa / cytology*
  • Spermatozoa / drug effects
  • Spermatozoa / metabolism*
  • Ubiquinone / analogs & derivatives*
  • Ubiquinone / pharmacology


  • Ubiquinone
  • coenzyme Q10