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What are some alternative meds I can take to boost immune system function while pregnant?
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No magic pill
Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system".
There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet.

In brief: No magic pill
Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system".
There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Not proven effective
Many supplements or foods claim they can boost one's immune system, but none are proven to actually do this in humans.
A pregnant woman does her best by eating a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of vegetables, taking her prenatal vitamins, staying happy and relaxed, and avoiding contact with ill persons. In pregnancy, the immune system is adjusted, so not to reject the fetus living inside "mom".

In brief: Not proven effective
Many supplements or foods claim they can boost one's immune system, but none are proven to actually do this in humans.
A pregnant woman does her best by eating a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of vegetables, taking her prenatal vitamins, staying happy and relaxed, and avoiding contact with ill persons. In pregnancy, the immune system is adjusted, so not to reject the fetus living inside "mom".
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pejman Katiraei
Dr. Kwok raises great points. Vitamin D can also be helpful. Although some people may disagree, I believe that vitamin D can modulate the immune response (including during pregnancy). Try to have your 25 OH D levels above 40. You can take 2,000IU safely each day.
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