Vitamins and Nutraceuticals During Pregnancy

According to the Americcan College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it is advisable to take one prenatal vitamin a day. This typically includes: [1]

  • Vitamin C (80 mg for ages 14-18, 85 mg for ages 19-50)
  • Calcium (1300 mg for ages 14-18, 1000 mg for ages 19-50)
  • Iron (27 mg)
  • Iodine (220 mg)
  • Choline (450 mg)
  • Vitamin A (750 mg for ages 14-18, 770 mg for ages 19-50)
  • Vitamin D3 (400-600 units)
  • B6 (1.9 mg)
  • B12 (2.6 mcg)
  • Folic acid (600 mcg)

Besides those listed above, ACOG does not explicitly say whether or not it is safe to take herbal or other dietary supplements such as the ones listed in FLCCC protocols. [1] Supplements such as B1 (1.4 mg), B2 (1.4 mg), B3 (18-35mg), and zinc (11-13 mg) are recommended by the American Pregnancy Association. [2]

Magnesium supplementation during pregnancy may reduce fetal growth restriction and pre‐eclampsia and increase birthweight. [3] (See below for dosing.) The need for magnesium increases during pregnancy, and most pregnant women likely do not meet this increased need. [4] Magnesium deficiency or insufficiency during pregnancy may pose a health risk for both the mother and the newborn, with implications that may extend into adulthood of the offspring.

Safety of melatonin and other supplements listed on the FLCCC protocols in pregnant women

Safe Supplements
Vitamin C, D3, zinc, and B complex, taken within recommended daily dose, are considered safe in pregnancy since they are part of recommended prenatal vitamin supplementations.

Magnesium and Omega-3 fatty acids (mercury-free source): Safe and beneficial.
A daily dose of 300-400 mg magnesium is safe and beneficial in pregnancy. [3;4] Data derived from observational studies have found that omega-3 fatty acid consumption during pregnancy either in the diet or via supplements is associated with improved neurodevelopmenta