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Hi my name is Jordan and my wife and I are trying to conceive and she is craniosacral (sp?) Doctor and she told her I should stop taking my protein powder because it can make me fertile so this doctor says. I have looked online and can't come up with a result if it does or not. Can you offer a second opinion? I take Muscle Pharm combat P.P.

As a side not, we have gotten pregnant before while I was taking this protein before, but it turned into a "missed miscarriage"

Dear Jordan,

I did a literature search on your question and found the following site. This site is specific to infertility and is research based. In other words, there is a great deal of science behind these claims. You can delve is deeper by reading the research papers that are associated with each claim. From what I gathered, a high protein diet causes a low sperm count and weak sperm. In order to conceive, many sperm are required in order to reach the egg and strong sperm are needed in order to penetrate the layers surrounding the egg to fertilize the egg and conceive.

Cutting out the protein shakes in a small price to pay to keep harmony in your relationship and start your family. Once the pregnancy test returns with a positive result, you can go right back to your daily routine including your protein shakes.  

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