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Dr. Marks' Sperm Healthy Lifestyle Guidelines
amyaalc posted:
An unhealthy life-style can be very hard on sperm production. Dr. Marks recommends his sperm-healthy lifestyle modifications to help improve fertility and sperm healthy anti-oxidants.

1. No heat to the groin area. This includes no hot tubs, hot showers, Jacuzzis or hot saunas. It takes 74 days to make sperm so avoid heat for approximately 3 months prior to trying to conceive or checking a semen analysis.
2. Stay well hydrated.
3. Eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
4. Eat beef three times a week.
5. Try to ejaculate approximately every 24-48 hours, to keep the system revved up.
6. Avoid testosterone replacement and all male hormone/androgen supplements. These can drastically reduce and even zero-out your sperm count. Most often these counts return overtime, but some men remain sterile permanently.
7. Absolutely no tobacco in any for.
8. Absolutely no marijuana or other drug use, as these are associated with reduced testosterone levels and poor sperm counts and morphology (can be an indication of chromosomal abnormalities).
9. Alcohol in moderation. Excess or binge drinking or heavy drinking is associated with significant sperm toxicity.

? Selenium 200 micrograms once a day
? Vitamin C, 250-500 mg, 3 times a day
? Vitamin E 400 international units once a day
? Zinc 50-100 mg once a day
? Coenzyme Q10 30-50 mg once a day
? Folic acid 400 micrograms a day
? B complex once a day
? Fish oil capsules, 2-3 times a day
? Multivitamin with trace minerals once a day

When collecting a semen sample for analysis you he should have 3-5 days of abstinence, the sample should be collected by masturbation into a sterile collection cup or the use of a special collection condom (not any condom), and the sample should be processed by the laboratory within one hour after collection to get the optimum results.
jon3brn responded:
is there a medicine or multivitamin that has all of these items to avoid taking a handfull of pills on a daily basis? We have incorporated eating more fruit, vegtables, fish and beef along with juices high in antioxidents and vitamin C, E, D, and A. But the one bad thing is that he smokes, and he has for a long time. But at the same time, people who do various drugs (male and female) who are still able to get pregnant. What is the percentage that tobacco contributes to fertility issue?

amyaalc replied to jon3brn's response:
There are a number of fertility blend vitamins on the market that will cover the above list plus other items. They can be a little pricey but if you are not a huge pill taker they are a great option to get in all your requirements.

Do a search on male fertility vitamins and you'll come up with a handful.

Amy Perkins, MS, TS
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal
lindsycd responded:
Amy: Disregard my last reply. I found it.

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