What are Semen extenders?

Semen extenders contain substances that help protect the semen cells.

Semen extenders contain a unique composition of conservation substances. There goal is to:

  • Helps maintain the pH
  • Provides a nutritional supplement for the sperm cells
  • Helps prevent the growth of bacteria
  • Helps protect the sperm cells against cold shock.

Semen extenders contain the following ingredients:

  • Buffers to help protect the sperm cells against the temperature fluctuations during the freezing and thaw period
  • Egg yolk and sugars which act as a nutritional supplement.
  • Antibiotics and antioxidants