Tips on How to Support Your Immune System

General Support to Promote Overall, Robust Immunity

Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system; immune cells require it to function. It aids the immune system by stimulating rapid immune support and helping immune cells respond more quickly.

Elderberry and quercetin are unique in that they contain a plethora of phytonutrients that function as free radical scavengers and help maintain cellular integrity—both important components of healthy immunity. They also support immune system function in the respiratory tract.

Zinc is a mineral well-known to promote the health of T cells, important immune cells involved in a strong, robust immune response. Adequate levels of selenium, another mineral, are critical for supporting the health and activity of immune cells, in addition to providing a balanced immune response.

Licorice root contains the active ingredient glycyrrhizin which has been shown to support a healthy immune and inflammatory response. Additionally, licorice is a rich source of mucilage which supports our respiratory airways. *Caution: Consult your physician if you have any medical conditions such as high blood pressure or kidney conditions.

Lung and Respiratory Health

N-acetylcysteine, also known as NAC, supports healthy levels of glutathione which is a potent free radical scavenger necessary for a balanced immune response. It also helps maintain respiratory and bronchial health by supporting healthy mucous membranes.   

Beetroot juice supports production of nitric oxide a compound that, in addition to supporting healthy relaxation of blood vessels, helps maintain immunity and respiratory health, especially during periods of high stress.

Probiotics (beneficial bacteria in our gut) support free and easy breathing by modulating our immune and inflammation response in the upper respiratory tract. Choose a multi-strain product containing lactobacillus and bifidobacterium strains.

Support a Healthy Inflammatory Response

Supplements like turmeric and vitamin D not only support overall immune health but help support a balanced immune response, which ensures it does not overreact or underreact. This is important during times when the immune system becomes overactive and can lead to a strong, acute inflammatory response, further exacerbating the issue at hand.

Turmeric is well known for supporting healthy levels of inflammation as well as a healthy, robust immune response. This is largely credited to its active ingredient, curcumin.

Vitamin D levels can be low in the winter months during cough, sniffle, sneeze season. Supplementing with vitamin D during this time is essential for supporting a healthy immune and inflammatory response.

Thiamin (B-1) supports healthy levels of inflammation, particularly during the early stages of the immune response (also known as innate immunity). This helps maintain a balanced immune response, which supports optimal functioning of the immune system and overall health and wellbeing.