Thursday, February 7, 2008


Here's the vitamin schedule I'm currently on - my wife had to go out and buy me the biggest Monday through Sunday pill box they had at CVS (and is it ever convenient - I highly recommend!)

Gingko Biloba
Multi-Vitamin (Target One-A-Day male formula)
Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin B12
Beta Carotene

I take one pill of each vitamin / mineral / herb from this list every day. I have exact measurements for each, if anyone is interested. This is all supposed to have some sort of positive impact on my sperm, according to the book "The Infertility Cure" - the book actually recommends I take twice as much of each vitamin as I am currently taking, but I figure that's overkill. This is an absurd amount of pills to take already, and the theory of "something is better than nothing" has to hold true here. I'm hoping it leads to better / more sperm, and ultimately a pregnancy I don't notice anything different yet. Sperm is still white, sex is still fun. If nothing else, it should aid in overall good health.

Here's the funny part - my wife got a bladder infection a few weeks ago and she thinks it because I'm taking too many vitamins!


Annie said...

Wow. Do you by any chance rattle when you walk? :) Lets hope it works. All of that has to be doing good stuff to your insides.

I hope your wife is over her infection.

MamaSoon said...

My husband took a lot of these as well as stopping any pain pills, coffee, and alcohol. 3 months later his SA was much better. 6 months, even better.

Duck said...

i read that book too and take a bunch of vitamins from it, you're not alone. But i take the actual measurements so I do vitamin overdose!

Joe said...

Thanks for the comments - I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one doing this, and more importantly, that it has made a difference for other guys. Some of these pills are expensive (L-Carnitine and L-Arginine run anywhere from $15 to $60 per bottle) I've opted for generics, or pharmacy brand pills in most instances - not sure if there is a correlation between quality and price.

Anyways, thanks for the comments.