Need an immune system boost? There are supplements you can take that will help keep your immune system strong so that it can defend against illnesses.
– Hyperbiotics Immune contains EpiCor, a groundbreaking immune ingredient with 3 times the antioxidant power of any known fruit that has been clinically shown to support your immune system on multiple levels and promotes daily vitality and wellness. EpiCor helps strengthen the immune system by balancing immune response.
Ultimate Immunity is the multi-system defense formula for seven essential aspects of healthy immunity: Epidermal, respiratory, digestive, systemic, circulatory, cellular, and lymphatic.
– Provides a healthy boost of vitamins, minerals, and natural ingredients to help your immune system stay strong and ready to defend and resist when needed.
– Contains Vitamin A, C, and E to help strengthen the body’s natural defenses.
– Supports the immune system when under physical stress
– Contains a powerful combination of herbs, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals
How to Boost Your Immune System
Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Control your blood pressure.
If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
Get adequate sleep.
Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.
Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on its stomach. Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment. Scientists have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. Whether the increased rate of disease is caused by malnutrition’s effect on the immune system, however, is not certain. There are still relatively few studies of the effects of nutrition on the immune system of humans, and even fewer studies that tie the effects of nutrition directly to the development (versus the treatment) of diseases.
There is some evidence that various micronutrient deficiencies — for example, deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E — alter immune responses in animals, as measured in the test tube. However, the impact of these immune system changes on the health of animals is less clear, and the effect of similar deficiencies on the human immune response has yet to be assessed. But the research at this stage is promising, at least for some of the micronutrients.
So what can you do? If you suspect your diet is not providing you with all your micronutrient needs — maybe you don’t like vegetables or you choose white bread over whole grains — taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement brings health benefits of many types, beyond any possibly beneficial effects on the immune system. Taking megadoses of a single vitamin does not. More is not necessarily better. Researchers are investigating the immune boosting potential of a number of different nutrients.