studies on vitamin supplements?
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Maggie01 - February 19

I'm wondering if there are studies that show success with vitamins supplements for improving low sperm motility and count?

Thanks!

 

B. Jacobs, M. D. - February 20

A number of studies have been reported, but there is no evidence that vitamin supplements have a significant effect on semen parameters.

 

dallas - May 7

Dr. Jacobs,

What about L-Carnitine, L-acytl carntine, mast cell blockers, coQ10, zinc, antioxidants or a product containing most of these called ProXeed Plus. Just finished a book called Fertility Foods by jeremy Groll( Fireside 2006). Studies show that some suppplements can help. Whats your thoughts?

 

dallas - May 7

I have low count, around 5 million. Some studies show that for a person like me taht some of these supplements could possibly get me up over the 5 million mark and change our options from IVF ICSI to IUI. Is this wishful thinking?

 

B. Jacobs, M. D. - May 7

Dallas, none of the food supplements has been documented by true scientific analysis to provide any fertility benefit. There is no such thing as a fertility diet. These products and books are fiction. Proxceed does not help, either. A friend who is a sub-specialist in male fertility has evaluated it and tells me it provides no benefit. He frequently can improve semen parameters, and I send all my male factor problems to him, because he is reliable.
Good luck.

 

B. Jacobs, M. D. - May 7

Dallas, unlesss a sub-specialist in male factor problems can significantly improve semen parameters, you are best swerved with either ICCSI or donor sperm.
Good luck.

 

B. Jacobs, M. D. - May 7

Dallas, unlesss a sub-specialist in male factor problems can significantly improve semen parameters, you are best swerved with either ICCSI or donor sperm.
Good luck.

 

dallas - May 10

Dr. Jacobs, Thank you for the reply. Yes, ICSI is on our list of options. We have been seeing a well know fertility clinic in our area for this matter. I understand that.
But are you telling me that absolutey their is no such thing as a fertitliy diet? Dr. Jeremy Groll, MD is an OB/GYN reproductive endocrinoligist specializing in the treatment of infertile couples. The recipient of numerous pretigious national awards for research, he currently serves as the cheif, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. ( taken from the back of his book "Fertility Foods".) Is this guy wrong? Is he completely lying? I have researched some of his thoughts and they seem to make sense and there are medical studies to back some of his thoughts.

 

dallas - May 10

Dr Jacobs. I have also researched your credentials. Very Impressive. How could two doctors in the feild have such different opinions?? Can you lead me to research that disproves that supplements help? Thank you.

 

B. Jacobs, M. d. - May 10

I have seen no scientific evidence that any special diet or dietary supplement improves fertility in men or women. I know a lot of claims are made, but without proper scientific investigation and verification, I cannot endorse any of them.
Good luck.

 

B. Jacobs, M. d. - May 10

There is very little research reported on the efficacy of dietary regimens and benefit to infertile couples. Unfortunately there is no "Journal of Negative Results". Since there is no evidence to support, I cannot assume positive.

 

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