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SBurk1 - Vitamins to increase fertility? 5/30/2012 11:51:25 AM
   
I have heard from a few friends that vitamins can help increase fertility, is this true?

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ExpertOpinion - RE:Vitamins to increase fertility? 6/26/2012 11:20:33 AM
   
Yes, there is scientific knowledge that supports the idea that nutritional supplements can have a beneficial effect on both men and women's fertility (largely men). The chart below is a great resource to use as a guideline for supplements to take that may improve your chances of conceiving. Folic acid is at the top of the list for a reason- it's more important for preconception! The minimum dose you should take is 400mcg, and maximum of 1,000mcg. Now, just because all of these supplements are listed, does not mean you need to take them all. Many of the vitamins and minerals listed below are found in foods that you eat daily and multivitamins, so an added supplement may not be necessary. I recommend that anyone interested in taking nutritional supplements for fertility first consults their doctor.

Nutrients
You
Your Partner
Folic acid
400mcg
400mcg
Zinc
30mg
30mg
Selenium
100mcg
100mcg
Fish oil
1000mg
1000mg
Vitamin B6
up to 50mg
up to 50mg
Vitamin B12
up to 50mcg
up to 50mcg
Vitamin E
300-400iu
300-400iu
Vitamin C
1000mg
1000mg
Vitamin A
up to 2300iu
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Manganese
5mg
5mg
L-arginine
-
300mg
L-carnitine
-
100mg
L-Taurine
-
100mg

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