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5 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

5 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

By M. Borriero

There are so many different vitamins and supplements that work to support your immunity. They work by reinforcing your body’s functions and defending against bacteria, viruses etc. Various factors can affect immune system, so it’s important to make careful decisions on how we choose to nourish our bodies. Read more to find out some great ways to do so…

Vitamin C

Vitamin C 5 Supplements to boost your Immune System

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin well known to play an important role in supporting a healthy immune system. A lack of Vitamin C can indeed make you more prone to getting sick as it supports a wide range of different systems and processes all over your body. This great-tasting Liposomal Vitamin C is perfect on the go and it can be taken straight from the sachet or mixed into water, smoothies, shakes, yoghurt and granola. Alternatively, take 5 sprays (or more) daily of Garden of Life Vitamin C spray.


MUSHROOMS 5 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

Eating white button mushrooms on a regular basis improves immunity.  Some studies show that other mushrooms such as Reishi, Shiitake and Cordyceps can also attack viruses and cancer cells.  These are especially used in traditional Chinese medicine and in other parts of Asia such as Japan and Korea.  These mushrooms boost both the levels and activities of many vital components of the immune system, helping the cells to respond more effectively in subsequent infections.

Traditionally regarded as the mushroom that boosts the immune health, Reishi is anti-inflammatory and may help reduce oxidative damage in addition to protecting the heart and liver.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D 5 Supplements to boost your Immune System

Vitamin D can protect against acute respiratory infections. Studies have shown that people with vitamin D deficiency are more vulnerable to infection, therefore ensuring an adequate vitamin D intake by taking a supplement may boost the immune system as well as stimulate the induction of antimicrobial peptides in response to both viral and bacterial stimulus.


Probiotics 5 Supplements to Boost your Immune System

Probiotics, commonly known as “good bacteria”, are live microorganisms that promote a healthy digestive tract, boosting the immune system and helps prevent gastrointestinal symptoms and some illnesses. The most common bacteria belong to groups called Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium and they may act in different ways:

  • Enhance the body’s immune response by increasing the effectiveness of your immune system
  • Help balance the good bacteria in your digestive tract
  • May help reduce allergies and inflammations
  • Help fight harmful compounds

Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey 5 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

Mainly known for its antibacterial properties, Manuka Honey is ideal to boost your energy, improve the health of your gut and reduce bloating and inflammation. It has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, which can help fight illnesses and infections.

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