The following products are considered safe during your fertility journey, throughout the preconception, pregnancy and postnatal stages. Always contact your healthcare provider for more individualized instructions and to verify that these products are right for you.

Immune Supplements

  1. Vitamin C **Want to include pictures of products as well
    • Brands:
      • Liposomal Vitamin C 1000 by CanPrev
      • C1000 by Genestra
      • Vitamin C by AOR
    • Benefits:
      • Maintains health of bones and connective tissue
      • Boosts the immune system by stimulating the activity of white blood cells and working as an antioxidant
      • Supports absorption of key nutrients such as Iron
    • Food Sources:
      • Red Bell Peppers, Oranges & other citrus fruits, kiwis, Broccoli, Strawberries. For Full list and amount of Vitamin C per serving check out the link below
      • Vitamin C Fact Sheet

  2. Vitamin D
    • Brands:
      • D-Mulsion by Genestra
      • Vitamin D3 Liquid by Pure Encapsulations
      • Vitamin D3 SAP by NFH
    • Benefits: A fat-soluble vitamin that:
      • Boosts Immune system: Can decrease susceptibility to infection and development of autoimmune disease by regulating the activity of immune cells 1
      • Low levels have been associated with decreased mood 2
      • Supports absorption of key nutrients such as calcium and phosphorus
    • Food Sources:
      • Fatty fish – Sardines, Mackerel, Salmon, etc., Mushrooms, eggs. Not many foods are vitamin-D rich as we mainly get vitamin D through sun exposure (UV-B rays) to our skin. For Full list and amount of Vitamin C per serving check out the link below.
      • Vitamin D Fact Sheet

  3. Zinc
    • Brands:
      • Zinc SAP by NFH
      • Zinc 20 Immune + Vitamin C by CanPrev
      • Zinc Glycinate Liquid by Genestra
    • Benefits:
      • Boosts immune system by supporting the development and functionality of white blood cells
      • Improves wound healing
      • Supports healthy growth & development during pregnancy
    • Food Sources
      • Oysters, Crab, Chicken, red meat, Pumpkin Seeds, Oats. For Full list and amount of Vitamin C per serving check out the link below
      • Zinc Fact Sheet

Immune Herbals

  1. Echinacea
    • Brands:
      • Echinacea by Cytomatrix
      • Echinacea Premium by MediHerb
      • Echinaforce tabs/extract by A. Vogel
    • Benefits:
      • Reduce chances of getting a cold, may reduce duration of cold/flu, reduce inflammation, antioxidant

  2. Elderberry
    • Brands:
      • Organic Elderberry Syrup KIDS by Suro
      • Sambucol
    • Benefits:
      • Prevents and reduces cold & flu symptoms, high in antioxidants, and lessens stress.

**Herbal Teas are another great option for achieving the medicinal benefits of herbal immune support so consider adding a warm tea to your routine. Always be sure to verify the ingredients that are in those teas are right for you.