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Top 5 supplements for immune health

Over the last 2 weeks we have discussed immune health.

This week we will talk about 5 supplements that may help to boost or support your immune system.

⭐️ Medicinal Mushrooms especially Reishi and Chaga are high in beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are polysaccharides that may modulate and enhance the immune system.

⭐️ Astragalus contains compounds that may help to boost your immune system. It is thought that it increases immune cells to prevent illness and can also kill bacteria and viruses.

⭐️ NAC or N-acetylcysteine can boost the immune system by improving the immune systems Natural Killer cells. It is a precursor to the antioxidant glutathione which helps to remove free radicals from the body. NAC may help to kill viruses and stop them from replicating in the body.

⭐️ Vitamin D helps to boost the immune system by enhancing the function of immune cells in the body. Low levels of vitamin D have been shown to increase susceptibility to colds, flus and other illnesses.

⭐️ Zinc is important for the proper growth of the immune cells responsible for the first line of defence – the non-specific immune response. Zinc is also important for the proper development of immune cells involved in specific or acquired immunity. Zinc also acts as an antioxidant. Zinc deficiency has been observed in people who get recurrent infections or reduced immunity.

Before taking any supplements, it is important to speak with a qualified professional to see what supplements would best suit you and in what quantities would be most beneficial. This will involve a practitioner taking a thorough case history. Sometimes this may involve blood tests to check for certain deficiencies.

If you would like some help with your immune health, please contact us to make an appointment with one of our practitioners.

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