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Taking mens' multivitamins - any problem I am female?

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MaybeDoctor Sat 27-Dec-14 16:11:42

I bought my DH some Wellman vitamins a while back and he has not touched them. I am coming to the end of my own pack of vitamins and am thinking of taking his - would there be any potential for problems? They seem to have everything that a person might possibly need, plus some selenium for male reproductive health. ;)

They contain folic acid (same amount as Pregnacare) but do have vitamin A. Would this be a massive problem if I had been taking them and became pregnant? Thanks.

sashh Sat 27-Dec-14 17:35:02

not a problem, if you were getting your vitamins just from your food would you even ask?

Mrsmorton Sat 27-Dec-14 17:38:28

Lady goes to the Dr and says:

Dr, I've been taking steroids and I've grown a cock.

Dr says: Anabolic?

Lady says: no, just a cock.

You're very welcome, you will be fine. It's just marketing, you won't grow a cock or a bollock. Maybe need a bit more folic acid if you're TTC.

Moresproutsplease Sat 27-Dec-14 17:42:19

grin Mrsmorton

In aldi today I saw "headphones for boys" fgs.

Santasgrotto Sat 27-Dec-14 19:49:08

Yes you will turn into a man.

On the other hand they might be lower in calcium content and iron than women's.

MaybeDoctor Sun 28-Dec-14 08:53:20

I am not daft enough to imagine that I would suddenly be sprouting male sexual characteristics! grin I asked here, in General Health, because I know that some posters here are knowledgable about vitamins and minerals and was interested in the question around vitamin A/pregnancy and whether there was anything that might be put in to support male reproductive health (eg. higher levels of selenium), that would be less helpful for me. Maybe I should have put in a few more smileys to make it clear?!

Well, I found some NHS info on vitamin A saying that as long as you stick to the RDA and don't eat excess liver etc, you would be fine even if you do fall pregnant. The tablets contain the same levels of folic acid as pregnancy multivitamins, so it seems fine to use these up in the meantime. Obviously, as soon as I got a positive pregnancy test I would go back on the Pregnacare... We have been diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility, so the chances of falling pregnant are pretty slim anyway.

specialsubject Mon 29-Dec-14 14:28:09

no, it's fine.

you are probably wasting your money though. No non-pregnant adult in good health who eats properly needs extra vitamins, all you are making is expensive urine.

if you are actively trying to get pregnant (likely or not) you do however need to take folic acid.

MaybeDoctor Tue 30-Dec-14 09:14:19

No money wasted as these were bought for my DH a while back, so I am just using them up.

We are not really actively TTC at the moment, but not preventing either - so it seems sensible to take something containing folic acid, which these do.

pinkfrocks Tue 30-Dec-14 09:47:33

You may not be actively trying to conceive but those little sperm can't mind read! They'll keep swimming no matter what you and DH are thinking!
If PG is a possibility should you not think about taking the right amount of folic acid?

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