Immune health is an important component to maintaining overall health and achieving your wellness goals.
While your diet should always be the primary way to get your vitamins and minerals, supplements can help fill in the gaps for any areas of immune support your diet may be missing.
Let's look at five fundamental supplements for your immune health:
1. VITAMIN A
Vitamin A is a key immune-supportive nutrient as it contributes to mucous membrane function. The mucous membranes provide the first line of defence against ill health as they line the digestive and urinary tract, the lungs and sinuses and the mucous they produce traps pathogens and other invaders.
2. VITAMIN C
However, the body cannot store vitamin C so it needs to be replenished daily. Your body can’t make vitamin C on its own, so it needs to acquire it from external sources – such as your diet, or supplements.
Citrus fruits such as oranges or grapefruits are rich in vitamin C. Red bell peppers are also a great source of vitamin C for people trying to get their daily dose of vitamin C while avoiding the sugar in fruit
If you’re looking for a vitamin C supplement consider SOLGAR® Vitamin C 1000 mg Vegetable Capsules, or a deliciously flavoured SOLGAR® Chewable Vitamin C 100 mg or SOLGAR® Quercetin Complex with Ester-C® Plus is another great immune supporting supplement.
3. VITAMIN D
Vitamin D may assist the immune system by helping to regulate T- and B-lymphocytes, supporting the ability of macrophages to work within the body, and by promoting the synthesis of mononuclear cells.
The sun is your main source of Vitamin D, but if you’re spending a lot of time indoors or live in a northern climate, your healthcare practitioner may recommend a vitamin D3 supplement, such as SOLGAR® Vitamin D3 1000 IU Tablets
5. Selenium is found in Brazil nuts, tuna, sardines and eggs. It is needed in tiny amounts by the body but has many important functions. Selenium deficiency may contribute towards a weakened immune system, making the body more susceptible to ill health.
Supplements should never substitute the fundamentals of a healthy immune system: sleep, a good diet, and exercise! These things – as well as staying hydrated and managing stress – will help to keep your immune system healthy and strong!
An all rounder designed to help maintain immune system function throughout the year
SOLGAR® Ester-C Plus Immune Complex Softgels
- Comprehensive immune support formula
- Contains immune supporting ingredients including vitamin C, vitamins A, B6, B12 and D3 and zinc
- Easy-to-swallow softgels
- Includes Ester-C® — a unique form of vitamin C that is non-acidic and gentle on the stomach
- Formulated with botanical ingredients including elderberry, echinacea and astragalus
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The best vitamins I've ever taken
I've started taking Solgar's vitamins after hearing numerous praises for the company from medical professionals. I feel and see improvements in my overall health and appearance but of course the change takes time. After a couple of months taking the vitamins I also started taking Solgar's probiotics and they work great too. Look forward to exploring more of Solgar's products.
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