What should I be looking for, or what are some good brands for him to use while TTC?
Cristeen ~ Always remembering our warrior ~ Our is 3, how'd that happen?!?!
We welcomed another warrior in May 2012!!
2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012
We recommend Men's multivitamin from MegaFood. Their supplements are 100% whole food and contain many important minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that are needed for healthy sperm.
Here are the nutrients specifically needed for men’s fertility health:
Zinc- Having a zinc deficiency can actually reduce testosterone levels. And for men with low testosterone zinc raised testosterone and increases fertility.
Folic acid - New research suggests that folic acid can boost sperm health. Men with low levels of folate had increased risks for sperm that contained too little or too many chromosomes. If an egg is fertilized with one of these abnormal sperm it could result in a birth defect such as downs syndrome, or an increase in miscarriage.
B12- Has been shown to increase sperm counts.
vitamin c - Vitamin C protects sperm from oxidative damage. It will help to increase the quality of sperm in smokers and rescues sperm agglutination (when they clump together).
l-carnitine - It is a necessary nutrient for sperm cells to function normally. In studies supplementing with L-carnitine helps to normalize sperm motility in men with low sperm quality.
CoQ10 - Acts as an antioxidant protecting the sperm cells from damage. Studies have shown a connection between coQ 10 levels and sperm health. COQ10 has also been shown to increase sperm motility.
Alicewyf , wife to DH and mama to toddler Lillian (7/09)!
Prayerfully expecting our little BOY in June of 2012! And so excited to be and again!
My DH is taking a multivitamin and saw palmetto.
Me (32) - DH (38) - DS (5)
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