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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 02:21 AM   11
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My DH was already taking zinc (although not entirely happy about it) Broke the news to him last night that he would have to start taking folic acid too. He was starting to object that I was making him take all these pills so I told him it was either take the pills or give up drinking alcohol, at which point he stopped complaining & swallowed the tablets as quickly as he could



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 02:29 AM   12
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ive not read any other replies but when my OH went for sperm tests his doc recommended folic acid for him also !!

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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 06:31 AM   13
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I'm so glad I read the thread! I didn't know about this at all And for the past few months I've been asking my OH if he has read about particular foods or vitamins he should be taking, and he said 'no'

I'll make the OH start popping the pills! Man, I've been taking Bcomplex with folic acid since November last year (i think), and he has been taking nothing... I'll talking into that asap.



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 09:25 AM   14
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Thanks for all the replies ladies! Been out and bought dh some zinc tablets today too, btw they're on offer in Holland and barretts at the mo! Cath, great way of getting him to take them with the threat, I think I'll try that one too!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 09:45 AM   15
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My OH takes a multi and 1mg of folic...how much zinc is recommended? He has 7.5mg in his multi but I wonder if he should be taking more?



 
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Not sure but I presume the rda in the multivitamins should be enough?



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 10:55 AM   17
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My dh was taking 50 mg of zinc and 1000 mg of vit c which were the 2 I heard were the most important for sperm



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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 11:51 AM   18
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Thanks ladies! I just did some research and I read that the Vit C is important as well...so many bloody pills!!!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 12:00 PM   19
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OMG, I cant make him take any more, he'll go mad! Think I'll have to stick with the zinc & folic acid for now & maybe start feeding him loads of oranges to up his vitamin c uptake.



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 12:04 PM   20
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OMG, I cant make him take any more, he'll go mad! Think I'll have to stick with the zinc & folic acid for now & maybe start feeding him loads of oranges to up his vitamin c uptake.
Strawberrys have more vit c than oranges.



 
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