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