Posted by Physicians Preference Vitamins on 8/31/2023 to
As the fall season approaches us, this is the annual time of year to consider adding some support to your immune system and it is more important now than ever. In a world where health concerns are at the forefront, bolstering your body's natural defenses becomes a paramount goal.
Embracing a holistic approach to health and well-being, we delve into the realm of vitamins and supplements that can aid in strengthening your body's immune system naturally. By harnessing the power of these nutrients, you can embrace the upcoming fall, winter and holiday season with vitality and a renewed sense of health.
Important Vitamins and Supplements for Immune Health
Vitamin C, often celebrated for its antioxidant properties, plays a pivotal role in supporting a robust immune system. This essential nutrient is known for its ability to bolster the body's defense mechanisms by helping to stimulate the activity of white blood cells, which are instrumental in warding off infections. Furthermore, vitamin C, which is essential for the formation of collagen, contributes to the health of the skin's barrier which acts as a first line of defense against pathogens. Vitamin C also helps control allergy symptoms since it is a natural antihistamine.
Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. Research demonstrates that supplementation with vitamin C appears to be able to help protect against respiratory and systemic infections. A vitamin C deficiency results in impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections. (1)
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has an array of health benefits including supporting immune health. It has anti-inflammatory properties, as well. Vitamin D also helps keep your bones strong by promoting normal bone growth and development. It may also help in improving depressed moods.
Zinc is a trace mineral that is well-known for helping to boost the immune system. Research shows that zinc is crucial for normal development and function of cells that moderate immunity. (2)
The B vitamins help increase energy levels, support skin and eye health, and support a healthy immune system and nerve function. B vitamins may also help maintain mood. B vitamins are absolutely essential for every aspect of brain function. (3) Vitamin B6 has been implicated in the regulation of immune responses that are associated with a wide range of diseases, including inflammation. (4) Research shows that vitamin B12 acts as an immunomodulator for cellular immunity. (5)
Probiotics, also known as good bacteria, help improve digestive health. Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract needs this beneficial bacteria to stay healthy. Probiotics can help improve skin health and allergies. It’s helpful to take probiotics after taking antibiotics to replace the good bacteria in your gut.
Research demonstrates that probiotics are safe and may be useful in helping protect against the common cold and respiratory infections by helping to boost the immune system. Besides immune system stimulation, other benefits of probiotics include controlling gastrointestinal infections, improvement in lactose metabolism, cholesterol reduction, and improvement in inflammatory bowel disease. (6)
Manesium is essential for optimal immune function and regulating inflammation. A deficiency in magnesium can lead to temporary or long-term immune dysfunction. In the context of the immune system, research indicated a clear association between a deficiency in magnesium and an escalation in systemic inflammation. These studies have consistently shown that magnesium deficiency can disrupt the inflammatory response and increase the risk of infections. Therefore, maintaining adequate levels of magnesium in the body is essential for optimal immune function and overall health. (7)
Vitamin A is essential for various physiological processes, including vision, growth, and immunity. It helps regulate gene expression and immune function. A vitamin A deficiency can lead to impaired cellular immunity, reduced antibody production, and consequently an increased susceptibility to infections. (8)
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The Immune Pak for adults is doctor designed and recommended. The Immune Pak is a powerful comprehensive formula that supports your immune system naturally. Research shows that vitamin A, B Complex, C, D3, zinc, magnesium and probiotics are all effective in nourishing important immune cells. Taking these crucial vitamins and minerals will help protect and boost your immune system.
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• Vitamin A 10,000iu - 1 softgel
• B Complex - 1 capsule
• Vitamin C 1,000 mg - 6 capsules
• Vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. - 2 softgels
• Zinc 30 mg - 1 capsule
• Probiotic Blend - 2 capsules
• Magnesium Glycinate 150 mg - 2 capsules
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4. Effects of Vitamin B6 Deficiency on the Composition and Functional Potential of T Cell Populations
5. Immunomodulation by Vitamin B12: Augmentation of CD8+ T lymphocytes and Natural Killer (NK) Cell Activity in Vitamin B12-Deficient Patients by Methyl-B12 Treatment
6. Prospective Study of Probiotic Supplementation Results in Immune Stimulation and Improvement of Upper Respiratory Infection Rate