5 Top Supplements to Support the Immune System
In light of the recent news situation we wanted to help people who may be considering whether supplements can help them. In this article we discuss 5 of the best supplements to consider if you want to support your immune system during these times.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C is widely known as an antioxidant vitamin, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Far from being a cure for the common cold Vitamin C does support the immune system and so may reduce the risk of further complications and shorten symptoms. It is also used by the body to make collagen which is used for wound healing, and also helps with the absorption of iron which is needed to transport oxygen in the body and avoid fatigue.
Vitamin C is not stored in the body and so any excess is excreted which is why a daily supplement of this vitamin can prove a valuable addition to your diet. Our 500mg Vitamin C tablets also contain Bioflavonoids; a class of antioxidants that work to enhance the action of Vitamin C.
For those wanting a higher doseage Vitamin C with also have our LP5 powder, based on Linus Pauling's Therapy. Our orange flavoured formula is pleasant to drink and easy to incorporate into your daily diet up to 3 times per day following meals. Each 10g serving (approximately one rounded 15ml scoop) offers 2g of Vitamin C, along with 1g of Lysine, 1g of Proline, 1g of Glycine and 0.75g of Marine Collagen. We have flavoured our formula to make it all the more enjoyable. We have used a natural flavouring system with added mixed tocopherols, maltodextrin and gum Arabic – no artificial sweeteners. For more product information and to order click here
Vitamin D3 – Vitamin D is found in small quantities naturally in food such as salmon, mackerel, eggs and milk, but the body can only synthesise Vitamin D in the skin when there is adequate sun exposure. Throughout winter reduced hours of daylight, and less opportunity to spend time outdoors, it is often recommended for people to take a supplement in order to obtain the minimum recommended daily intake of 10 micrograms. D3 helps the body to absorb calcium for the maintenance of normal teeth and bones, and contributes to normal muscle function, as well as helping to regulate the immune system.
Our Vitamin D3 25mcg supplements are available to order in tablets or capsules, so are the ideal way to ensure you are getting enough in your diet, and for vegans our new Vitamin K2 capsules are combined with a vegan form of Vitamin D. It is in the form the body naturally produces: D3 (cholecalciferol), and has been proven to be chemically-identical to animal-origin Vitamin D3. Click here for further details.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine - a supplement form of the sulphur containing amino acid Cysteine. The body can only produce small amounts of cysteine. Getting an adequate amount into your diet is important for a number of health reasons. Most protein rich foods such as chicken, yogurt, cheese and legumes contain cysteine, but some people choose to supplement with NAC to increase their cysteine intake. One important reason people choose to supplement with NAC is to support immune Function and relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions
For respiratory infections with lung or sinus congestion, NAC is often recommended as a remedy to help break up mucus because of its ability to break up specific bonds in mucus proteins.
As glutathione is the primary antioxidant in the lungs, NAC and its effects on boosting glutathione levels has been studied as a natural treatment for lung and respiratory tract conditions including COPD, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis and asthma.
Studies have shown that taking NAC during the winter months may boost the body’s ability to fight infection, and help to treat and prevent flu-like symptoms. Results indicate a significant decrease in the frequency of influenza-like episodes, their severity, and the length of time confined to bed.
We manufacture supplements of NAC in capsule form. Convenient, so you can take just one 600mg capsule a day to get it in your daily diet. Available in a quantity of 180, and handily packaged in our flat pack resealable foil pouches to keep out light, moisture, and to protect and preserve the contents. Each packet is a six month supply. For further product information, or to order CLICK HERE
Garlic Tablets – Garlic as a supplement is popular worldwide, and has been used for health for thousands of years. It was consumed by the ancient Greeks and Roman soldiers.
Garlic is a member of the onion family and contains sulphur compounds which are known for their health benefits – the most famous of these is called allicin. Garlic supplements can boost the function of the immune system to fight off illness and diseases, preventing colds, (¹) and reducing their severity (²) according to studies.
For the convenience of adding garlic to your lifestyle we produce odour controlled garlic extract tablets and also stock an odourless softgel capsule. Both are available in a large quantity with pack sizes of 180 or 360 providing great value for money.
Zinc - Studies show that Zinc may shorten the duration of a cold and reduce the severity of symptoms. Animal meats are the best sources of the mineral zinc, as well as shellfish, legumes and seeds. If you wish to supplement your diet we manufacture Zinc 15mg tablets. A convenient one a day way to add it in to your diet.
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