If your hubby has a low sperm count or clumpy sperm....
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TCC in VA - October 26


Vitamin C may also play a role in increasing sperm counts. In one study, researchers selected 30 men who were infertile but had no other health problems and divided them into three groups of 10. One group received 200 milligrams of vitamin C a day, the second was given 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C a day, and the third received pills that looked like the other supplements but didn’t contain vitamin C (placebos).

Researchers measured sperm count, motility, and sperm clumping every week. After one week, the 1,000-milligram group had a 140 percent increase in sperm count. The group getting 200 milligrams had a 112 percent increase. The sperm count of the group taking the placebo didn’t increase at all.

Clumping was influenced, too. When the study began, all three groups of men had more than 25 percent of their sperm cells clumped. After three weeks, clumping was down to 11 percent in the two groups that were supplementing with vitamin C.

For those taking vitamin C, success soon followed. After 60 days, all of the men taking vitamin C had impregnated their wives. Among the group that took no supplements, by contrast, the fertility rate was still zero.

Dr. Brett recommends taking up to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C in divided doses daily. Since too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea, she recommends starting with 1,000 milligrams a day and increasing the dosage by 1,000 milligrams each week, going all the way to 5,000 milligrams daily if you find that your body can tolerate that amount. Continue until your partner becomes pregnant


TCC in VA - October 26

ABNORMAL SPERM: Supplements for Men

There are many supplements that men can take to improve both sperm counts and sperm motility and to reduce the number of abnormal sperm cells. Among them are the antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium and other nutrients such as zinc, arginine, and carnitine.

Selenium and vitamin C work in the same way that vitamin E does, by helping to stop free radical damage. In one small study, researchers in Canada gave selenium and vitamin E supplements to infertile men for six months. With supplementation, the men showed significant increases in sperm motility, percentage of live sperm, and percentage of normal sperm cells. The researchers concluded that these improvements were due to the supplements because all three benefits faded later when the men stopped taking them.

Vitamin C helps to keep sperm cells from clumping together. When sperm cells clump, they aren’t able to move very well. Researchers have found that the chances of fertility are vastly reduced whenever more than 25 percent of sperm cells are stuck together. It’s kind of like trying to make your way through a crowded room: The more dense the crowd, the harder it is to get to the other side.


TCC in VA - October 26

I don't know if this information has been posted on this site before, but I just wanted to make sure. If it helps just one couple, that is a true blessing! I know that my hubby has a small percentage of abnormal sperm, so I was happy to find this information! Baby Dust & plenty of love to all!


TCC in VA - October 26


False unicorn and red clover are herbal supplements for women that can act like weak estrogens in the body. Naturopathic doctors believe that they help balance hormone levels, either making up for a shortfall of estrogen or encouraging your body to excrete excess amounts.

The recommended dosages will vary with each of these herbal supplements, so Dr. Brett recommends following the directions on the packages.

False unicorn may be taken as a tincture or a tea. For either, follow the directions on the label. For tincture, that’s typically 6 to 8 drops taken in a little water two or three times daily. Be aware that false unicorn may cause nausea and vomiting in doses higher than 5 to 15 drops of tincture, ½ cup of infusion, or 3 to 4 cups of tea blend per day.

For red clover, a typical dose for 430-milligram capsules is one or two capsules three times daily with water at mealtimes.

Remember that you should take only two of these four herbs at a time. One balancing pair, for example, is red raspberry leaf, which provides progesterone, and false unicorn, which supplies estrogen. Once you’ve made your choices, take both herbs every day until you know that you’re pregnant, Dr. Brett says.


Jen - October 26

Thanks for posting this info. I'm a great believe in supplements and figure that if doing something as simple as taking vit c supplement can increase chances of conception then it's definitely worth a shot. good luck to you and tons of baby dust.


TTC IN VA - October 28

FALSE UNICORN INFORMATIThis herb, which comes to us via the North American Indians, is one of the best tonics and strengtheners of the reproductive system. Though primarily used for the female system, it can be equally beneficial for men.

It is known to contain precursors of estrogens. However, it acts in an amphoteric way to normalize function. The body may use this herb to balance and tone and thus it will aid in apparently opposite situations.

While helpful in all uterine problems, it is specifically useful in delayed or absent menstruation. Where ovarian pain occurs, False Unicorn Root may be safely used.

It is also indicated to prevent threatened miscarriage and ease vomiting associated with pregnancy. However, large doses will cause nausea and vomiting. *

Currently not available in California due to passage of Proposition 65.


MORE: - October 28

Description: False Unicorn Root (Chamaelireum luteum) is a flowering herb found in moist areas east of the Mississippi river. It is commonly used to treat menstrual abnormalities and other complications arising from imbalance of female hormones.

Its is effective in treating amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), painful menstruation, morning sickness, uterine prolapse, and many symptoms associated with menopause. In addition, it appears to help improve low sex drive in some women.

False unicorn can help regulate menstrual cycles and ease pain associated with PMS.

Useful in treatment of: Heavy Menstruation, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome.

Recommended Dosage: Speak with a health care provider, since overdose can be fatal.

Contraindications: Do not take if nausea or vomiting is present. Poisonous in large doses. Item: False Unicorn Root
False Unicorn may be useful in the treatment of infertility, menstrual irregularities and pain, PMS, prostate disorders and for balancing the sex hormones


http://home.frognet.net/~rural - October 28

Common name: False Unicorn, Helonias Root
Description: A member of the Liliaceae family, False Unicorn is a short plant with a basal rosette of dark green leaves. When in flower, it reaches a maximum height of 24 to 30 inches and spans up to 15 inches. The leaves are spoon shaped and average six inches in length. The flowers are tiny, white and star shaped, but as a whole form a dense raceme. Male and female plants are separate. False Unicorn grows from New England down to Georgia, across to Alabama and up through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan. It is much more commonly found in its southern range and is considered rare in its northern range.

Prognosis: Because many authors have written about False Unicorn's medicinal benefits, it has become popular in women's formulas in recent years. False Unicorn has already been seriously overharvested. The price has risen significantly and current demand probably exceeds the supply. The supply comes mainly from the southern part of its range, and harvesting in its northern range should be avoided. False Unicorn is on the endangered species list in several northern states. If it cannot be grown quickly, the use of False Unicorn should be discontinued until cultivated sources can meet demand.

Growing: So far, little is known about the cultivation of False Unicorn and more research is needed to determine the most effective growing methods. Growing False Unicorn from seed is probably not viable for commercial purposes, since the growth is extremely slow and the seeds are rarely available. It can be grown from root divisions planted in the spring or fall. False Unicorn requires heavy shade and rich, moist but well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Time to harvest and yields are yet to be determined. False Unicorn is a difficult plant to grow and may prove impossible on a commercial scale at present prices.

Zones: Hardy to zone 4 but grows best in its southern range, zones 6 through 8.

Miscellaneous: False Unicorn is used mainly by women for PMS and menopausal symptoms, during pregnancy to reduce miscarriage risk, for infertility, morning sickness and many other ailments. It is a beautiful herb with a flower that stands out in any woodland area.


TCC in VA - October 28

They say that the herb can be posionous if taken in high dosage, so be careful if you are considering using it. I really think I'm going to try it. I will pray about it first, but this name keeps popping up around me, so maybe I'm suppose to try this stuff. If anyone had tried it before, or even heard anything about it from someone, please let me know. I do experience heavy bleeding, so if this can help with that, it is worth a try.

of course my name should be TTC, but I messed up so I might as well stick with TCC. lol!


TCC in VA - October 28

Primary Fertility Conditions
and Treatment Usages
Fertility Promoters
Hormonal Imbalance
Threatened miscarriage due to atony of the uterus
Repetitive miscarriages
Morning sickness

General Fertility Promoters

Very beneficial to the female and male reproductive systems
Actions with respect to
reproductive organs
helps balance female hormones
helps to prevent miscarriage
ovarian alterative
reproductive alternative
uterine tonic
uterine vasodilator

Large doses will cause vomiting and nausea


TTC in VA - October 28

if anyone has any other information that might be helpful to those of us TTC, please post it!

Thanks & have a great day! I'm off to work!


Av - October 28

I can as well add that I hear zinc to helps in motility and mobility in sperms. Take every day between 2,000 to 5,000 mg it helps after 60 days to impregnate a woman.


Sophia - October 28

what brand of vitamin C would you guys recommend..there's a lot and i don't know which one to buy...they vary in prices....some are so cheap i don't know if that is effective.


TTC in VA - October 28

I don't think that it matters, as long as you are taking the recommended amount. I would go for the cheap brand. I buy the majority of my vitamins at Walmart...Spring Valley (Or it may be called Nature's Valley).


Sophia - October 28

So you think cheap brands are also effective thing as the expensive ones as long as it's the same mg... i tried searching the internet and saw $2.99 for 100 tabs...maybe that will be a good deal.



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