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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 16:48 PM   1
tigerlilly
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Male fertility supplements, do they work?


Hi ladies dh has poor morph 3% normal sperm. For 4 months he has taken fertility support and then swapped for wellman conception. Has anyone had an improvement by taking any of these supplements? How long did it take?

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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 21:14 PM   2
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I would like to know that as well! We are dealing with low motility rather than morphology though. Anyone has suggestions and/or success stories?



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 21:32 PM   3
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My husband has 5% morph. and 38% motility so not good on both ends here....it sucks. He wants to try vitamins but we go to our fertility doctor on the 26th and I'll let you know what they say!



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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 04:25 AM   4
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Vitamin C (like 4,000mg per day), Zinc and Magnesium are all good places to start. This was advised to us by our acupunturist... the sperm cycle is 3 months long, which is the worst part... not like we all haven't waited long enough, let alone having the wait for healthy sperm to grow



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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 05:04 AM   5
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My dh and I have been ttc for over 4 years now, he had his first sperm test after 12 months and a couple more after that until about the 3 years mark, over this time he was on the Wellman conception and each test showed 10% motility and everything else was fine. But the motility is very low, we would never get pregnant and needed ICSI.

6 or so months ago I moved him onto the Zita West male conception and boost tablets (about 40 per month), he also cut down on fat coke and would just have 1 can of coke zero a day (but fat coke if he was out) and 2 litres of water a day. As our IVF referral has gone in he did another sample last monday and that came back as motility 50% (but it does get worse over a couple of hours) that same day we found out I was pregnant naturally (but have sadly miscarried since).

My best advice would be if you can afford it look at the Zita West tablets, that is what I think helped us the most.



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 09:54 AM   6
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Hi ladies,

My OH had two SA's which both came back with 20mil count and 35% motility, he gave up alcohol and all fizzy drinks/caffeine for 3 months and also took the following:

L Carntine
Wellman Conception
Vitamin B6
Macca

He had a 3rd test after the 3 month period and his count had increased by 4 million and motility was up to 50%. We are now waiting for IUI treatment instead of the IVF we thought we would orginally need.

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Old Mar 19th, 2012, 06:00 AM   7
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Hi ladies dh has poor morph 3% normal sperm. For 4 months he has taken fertility support and then swapped for wellman conception. Has anyone had an improvement by taking any of these supplements? How long did it take?

Many Thanks x
Hi there,

My OH had a SA done 2009 and it was pretty good. About 7 months ago, he started taking Wellman Conception and gave up smoking. He had another SA done recently and the total count, motility and morphology all improved. Morphology isn't amazing but it went from 6% normal to 8% normal.

Volume - 1.0mls
Appearance - Normal
Total Count - 58 million/ml
Motility - 60% good forward progression
Morphology - 92% abnormal forms



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2012, 06:37 AM   8
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Hi ladies dh has poor morph 3% normal sperm. For 4 months he has taken fertility support and then swapped for wellman conception. Has anyone had an improvement by taking any of these supplements? How long did it take?

Many Thanks x
Hi there,

My OH had a SA done 2009 and it was pretty good. About 7 months ago, he started taking Wellman Conception and gave up smoking. He had another SA done recently and the total count, motility and morphology all improved. Morphology isn't amazing but it went from 6% normal to 8% normal.

Volume - 1.0mls
Appearance - Normal
Total Count - 58 million/ml
Motility - 60% good forward progression
Morphology - 92% abnormal forms
Thank you



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 17:03 PM   9
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We've been advised that the standard fertility vitamins over the counter have been designed to improve 'normal healthy mens' sperm. They're not concentrated enough to improve those with problems.

DH is on 1000mg Vit C daily, 1000iu Vit E, Grapseed extract 200mg, Zinc 15mg and Folic acid 400iu.

The combination is important as such high levels of Vit E aloe can be damaging but work with the high levels of Vit C to createa chemical reaction which helps things (very simplisticly - there's a lot more science behind it obviously)

We'll pay for another SA in a couple of months (it will have been 5 months o the Vits by then) and see if there is any improvement.

This was DH's last SA (before us trying any vit's except wellman conception which he'd been taking for 8 moths prior - this was no improvement on the last SA)

Volume 4.3
pH 8.5
Concentration (A) 21.5
Progressive motility (B) 33
Normal forms (C) 5
Motile normal sperm (AxBxC) 0.4 so pretty shocking really.

As with anything like this though, I would say do your research and make sure you're getting advice for YOUR situation otherwise you could make things worse.

SK x



 
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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 14:25 PM   10
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My DH previously had 2 SA done and both showed less than 1% normal morphology. He quit smoking and began taking geritol complete (pill form) daily and fertility blend for men (4 pills daily) and we just got the results back from his third SA and morphology went up to 7%! I dont know for sure what caused the increase but regardless I am thrilled. You should for sure speak to your doctor or a urologist about your specific situation but in my opinion the supplements are worth a shot!



 
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