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GNC
(301) 505-0511
3759 Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, MD
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George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine
(202) 833-5055
908 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 200
Washington, DC
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Vitamin Shoppe
(301) 527-1282
300 N Frederick Ave
CollegePark, MD
 
Miller Daisy
(301) 699-1661
4404 Queensbury Rd
Riverdale, MD
 
General Nutrition Center
(301) 441-8560
7531 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD
 
CVS
(703) 356-5900
1452 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA
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Natural Healthcare Remedies
(301) 345-2699
9920 Rhode Island Ave
College Park, MD
 
Organic Food Express
(301) 220-1100
9827 Rhode Island Ave
College Park, MD
 
Scotland Enterprise
(301) 595-5279
10412 43rd Ave
Beltsville, MD
 
Changing Weighs
(301) 474-2499
7219 Hanover Pkwy Ste D
Greenbelt, MD
 
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Can Vitamins Help Sperm Count?

Can Vitamins Help Sperm Count?

There are many ways to increase your fertility: a balanced diet, staying away from smoking and drinking alcohol, and keeping your weight at a healthy level. Lifestyle changes can improve your odds of conceiving a baby, and both you and your partner should take these steps to ensure that you have the best possible chance of getting pregnant.

For males, sperm count is the most important factor when it comes to reproduction. Men can be impeding their fertility without even knowing it, by wearing tight briefs, soaking in hot tubs, or using tobacco or alcohol. A man's sperm count can be dramatically lowered by these outside influences, and cause numerous fertility problems. A low sperm count is considered any less than 20 million sperm per millimeter.

It's well known that women need to take a prenatal vitamin that contains folic acid at least three months before they plan on conceiving. Studies have also shown, however, that taking vitamins can be beneficial to men as well, and keep sperm at a healthy level.

The vitamins that contribute towards sperm count and motility are Vitamin C, E and beta carotene. You can find these nutrients in a variety of foods mostly in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C is found mostly in fruits, while carotene is plentiful in dark green vegetables like broccoli and kale. Nuts and vegetable oils are the best sources of Vitamin E.

Although these vitamins are present in food, many men do not get enough to keep sperm volume at a healthy level. It can be very beneficial to take a natural supplement to make up for any dietary deficiencies.

If you smoke, vitamins can be particularly important to your fertility. When you smoke, your body loses antioxidants, which are found in fruits and vegetables. This can cause your sperm to clump together, and be less efficient. A daily vitamin will help you avoid this condition, called agglutination.

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Your Vitamin Needs

Vitamins are especially important during pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins will make up for any deficiencies in the mother's diet, and provide the baby with necessary elements to stay healthy. When you're pregnant, what should you look for in your vitamin supplement? There are certain vitamins that are essential to your health and the health of your unborn child, and here are the top three you'll need to maintain a healthy pregnancy:

Folic Acid: Folic acid greatly reduces your risk of having a child with spinal problems such as spina bifida. Since these neural tube defects occur in the first 28 days of your pregnancy, 400 micrograms of folic acid is recommended for all women who are trying to conceive or may become pregnant. A larger dose taken during the first trimester is also recommended by doctors. You will also find folic acid in leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits and fortified products such as some breads and cereals.

Calcium: Calcium is essential as it helps prevent bone loss in the mother as the fetus utilizes this mineral for its own bone growth. Dairy products contain calcium, but a vitamin form is recommended for pregnant women.

Iron: Iron helps both the mother and baby's blood carry oxygen to various parts of the body. Your need for iron increases when you become pregnant.

There are numerous other vitamins that help keep both mother and baby healthy for the entire pregnancy. Zinc and vitamin B6 both help with fetal development and ensure that a fetus is growing normally, while vitamin D helps with bone growth.

Many doctors suggest taking your prenatal vitamins at night, as there are some side effects that these vitamins can sometimes cause. Nausea is a common complaint of women taking prenatal vitamins, so by taking them immediately before sleep women can often avoid this symptom altogether. Drink a lot of water as you may experience constipation, and don't take...

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