Complete omega by Nordic naturals (fish oil supplement)
E & Selenium by mega foods
L-Carnitine by Thorne
Men’s multivitamin by mega food
Sperm boost herb pack by pacific herbs
Vitamin D3 by Nordic Naturals
Vitamin B12 by mega food
Buffered C powder by Thorne
Ubiquinol-QH by pure encapsulations
Inositol by Jarrow formulas
Collagen peptides by vital proteins
Organic gelatinized maca powder by 365 (must be gelatinized!)
I know it’s a long list, but these were all recommended by my acupuncturist who specializes in fertility. She was also a nutritionist at Whole Foods for 30 years. I include all the brand names because quality of important. And he should drink LOTS of water so his body can probably absorb all the supplements. Good luck!
Fueling Male Fertility is a book that helped my husband kinda of understand more about quality and not just quantity. There’s a ton of podcasts as well that have success stories and helpful info.. I don’t know if any videos or film.
Sorry you’re here. None of us want to be here. A Harvard study said that 15% of men and 50% of women say that infertility is the single most distressing time of their lives, including a major medical issue like cancer or the death of a parent. You’re certainly not alone in these feelings. We did IVF and it still didn’t work for us and we are navigating a life that is way different than what we wanted. It’s really, really hard planning for a life you never wanted to live. A few things I’ve found to help are this book Infertility and PTSD, the Uncharted Storm by Joanna Flemons. Infertility causes upheaval in your life in the way few things can. This book helps identify that what you’re experiencing is trauma and gives some down to earth coping techniques. This is a good book if you’re still trying or if you’ve stopped trying. And great for men and women alike. Women have a FEW resources for infertility and men have even less. This book wasn’t just written from the female perspective. Also, couples counseling is great. Mental health and infertility have a lot of connections and having a third party there to help you navigate some complex emotions has been helpful. This next suggestion is highly personal but you don’t have to hide your infertility from people. 1 in 8 couples struggle to get pregnant, it’s very common but nobody knows about others that struggle because nobody talks about it. You don’t have to be open and say why you’re facing infertility but we just told people we can’t conceive and our close friends and family have been extremely supportive. It’s hard to not let infertility take your happiness, but it’s already taken so much, I’m trying to at least not let it take over my mind (easier said than done!). This is a crummy club to be in and I hope your membership is short, but even us lifetime members have our good and bad days.
My husband uses this one:
He spoke with the clinic's fertility lab and they suggested he purchase glass slides that have a divot for holding fluid. Otherwise, it's difficult to focus in on the sample and the fluid spreads out on the slide.
I just bought this: https://www.amazon.com/YO-Android-Description-Compatibility-Fertility/dp/B07FX2R3RM
Haven't used it yet, but it's supposed to let you see your sperm along with the analysis. Comes with two slides for testing. Refills come with 4 slides at about $20 a slide.
For example this:
Swift SW150 Compound Monocular Student Microscope with 40X-1000X Magnification, Glass Optics, Extra 25X Widefield Eyepiece, Coarse and Fine Focusing, Dual Illumination, and Cordless Capability https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NBS5NQX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_C2ZRQ58WSZ1A9CF8D4BP?psc=1 we’ve bought YO several times but the cost was adding up, this microscope is so much better and clearer image too. You’ll also need some glass slides and cover slips
So,yes. Total transparency, I'd also started walking more, added CoQ10, and started acupuncture and some chinese medicine the acupunturist recommended (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W2D3H3K). But even just with the above vitamins, I moved into IUI range, which I wouldn't have been a candidate for based on my first text. I can send along the numbers that changed. After doing all of the above, the numbers for the IUI post wash were great, but I don't know how that actually compares to the full on SA though.
Have you tried the at home insemination method? Basically you masturbate, ejaculate into a clean container of some sort, immediately hand it to your wife, and then she takes a syringe and inserts it into herself. Some women then like to follow up with a soft disc. That method has helped a ton of people navigate issues with finishing due to the strain of infertility.
Example of syringes that are vagina friendly: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0195C8I52/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_AXSMSG5S29TJXSBQCM0A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Example of a soft disc: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07QHS3PL8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_J1ZAXZ8MBC0JZ5A6D672
Softdisc Menstrual Disc - Softcup - 14 Discs - Cleaner Disposable Model of Reusable Silicone Cups, Period Cup, Tampon - Women w/Heavy or Sensitive Flow - 1 Size Model - Small, Medium, or Large Fit https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000X29GY6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_7PJ641YNPYMJDFKQJRH3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Read the reviews. After you ejaculate have her put one in to keep the semen inside.
That’s awesome news! I bet it really is going to help in culmination of other things. His first test was June 23, this last one was Aug 4, so yeah not even really a full month and a half. And yep here’s the inositol ($13, went up a little, but good deal for 2 bottles!) https://www.amazon.com/Inositol-500mg-100-Capsules-Pack/dp/B000WSK61I/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=inositol+capsules&qid=1591484335&sprefix=ino&sr=8-4
And you’re right about the mayo inositol part for the girls, and I’m sure it wouldn’t really hurt men, but this one is just plain