Vitamins in the planning of pregnancy in men

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Last reviewed: 10.08.2022

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Vitamins when planning pregnancy in men are a necessary link in the chain of conception of a healthy baby.

Success in the conception of a child depends not only on the health of the woman, but also on the man. Often, poor nutrition, lifestyle and bad habits impose their imprint on reproductive masculine health. During the planning period of pregnancy, you must stop smoking and drinking, and establish nutrition. It is very important that in the body of the future pope there are all the substances necessary for the formation and development of spermatozoa - vitamins and trace elements. 

Indications for the use of vitamins in pregnancy planning for men

Vitamin preparations can be used by men for preventive purposes when planning conception and for maintaining masculine health. However, there are situations in which taking medications is simply necessary:

  • deficiency of zinc (signs of alopecia, acne, corticosteroid therapy, the presence of non-healing wounds);
  • deficiency of selenium (prostatitis, decreased immunity);
  • symptoms of chronic fatigue;
  • period of recovery after prolonged illnesses;
  • polyneuropathy of various origin;
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia;
  • oligospermia, asthenospermia;
  • weakness of erection, early ejaculation;
  • other disorders of sexual and reproductive health.

Prophylactic intake of vitamins can be carried out without direct evidence, in order to improve the quality of male germ cells and to prevent anomalies in the unborn child. Vitamins and essential microelements should be consumed both by man and woman.

Dosing and Administration

All drugs take, as a rule, 1-2 tablets or capsules per day, at the time of food intake or immediately after it. Duration of vitamin use from 3 to 6 months.

Before you start using this or that drug, it is necessary to read the summary to the drug.

The doctor has the right to change the dosage and duration of medications, guided by the patient's condition, the presence of complications or side effects.

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Contraindications to the use of vitamins in the planning of pregnancy for men

An unambiguous contraindication to the use of vitamin drugs is considered individual hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.

Other possible contraindications include:

  • severe disorders of the urinary system;
  • thromboembolism;
  • tuberculosis of the lungs in the active stage;
  • hypervitaminosis states,
  • stomach ulcer in active form;
  • malignant neoplasms, malignant anemia.

If a patient has had allergic reactions to any component of the medication, he must necessarily inform the doctor appointing the remedy.

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Side effects of vitamins in pregnancy planning for men

If the prescribed drug is used strictly in the recommended dosage, then the occurrence of adverse reactions is unlikely. However, possible manifestations should be known in advance:

  • allergic response of the body (angioedema, anaphylaxis);
  • skin reactions, itchy dermatoses, bronchospasm;
  • pain in the stomach, dyspepsia, hyperacidosis;
  • weakness, excessive irritability, increased sweating.

Prolonged use of complex drugs can provoke gastritis, heart rhythm disturbances, paresthesia, disorders of kidney function, increased dryness of the skin, the phenomenon of calcification of blood vessels, lungs, tissues.

As a rule, most of the side effects occur on their own after the drug is consumed.


Possible symptoms of an overdose are nausea and the urge to vomit, pain in the stomach, pale or cyanotic skin.

As a first aid in case of an overdose of vitamin preparations, gastric cleansing should be used with the help of vomiting or gastric lavage. Further therapy is performed according to the symptoms of poisoning.

Storage conditions

Preparations should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 25 C, in a well closed package, not reachable to children. Shelf life of vitamin products from 1 to 3 years.

Vitamins when planning pregnancy for men should be used regularly for several months. In the presence of heavy physical exertion, bad habits or protracted diseases, the course of taking vitamin complexes may be longer.

Names of vitamins when planning pregnancy for men

Vitamins, which are contained in food, are often not enough to meet the needs of the male body, especially when it comes to preparing for conception. Therefore, many doctors strongly recommend taking complex pharmacy vitamin preparations when planning.

What vitamins are so necessary for a man for good spermatogenesis?

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) - is considered an active antioxidant that protects cellular structures from damage. Thanks to him, male sex cells become mobile and almost invulnerable.

Ascorbic acid - is involved in the synthesis of steroids, regulates the exchange of folic acid in the body. Vitamin is necessary for activating the motility of spermatozoa and their resistance to damage.

Folic acid - plays an important role in the processes of sperm formation, helping them to become full and ready to fulfill their mission.

Zinc is truly a male element that restores libido, which has antioxidant properties. Zinc is involved in the production of the male sex hormone testosterone and male germ cells, eliminates some types of sexual disorders and serves as a prophylaxis for malignant inflammation in the prostate.

Selenium - prolongs the sexually active age of a man, ensures the health of reproductive organs. In men, there is a constant loss of this element with sperm. Lack of selenium makes male sexual life inferior and, in the end, impossible.

Among the vitamin complexes containing the necessary norm of substances useful for the male body, we can distinguish the following:

  • zinctal;
  • spemann;
  • the alphabet (masculine);
  • duovit (male);
  • selzinc;
  • compliment with selenium;
  • selmevit;
  • spermastrong;
  • verona;
  • profertil;
  • viardo;
  • dopellertz spermactiv;
  • spermaplant.

When choosing a drug it is useful to consult a doctor.


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Vitamins in the planning of pregnancy in men" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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