Top Ten Immune System Boosters Prevent Illness
HealthCheck Bog Post; December 23, 2021
These are not 100% guaranteed ways to fight off every virus or ailment, but these safe supplements will make some difference in your overall immune system health without dangerous side effects. The idea is to create your own “immunity cocktail” that works best for you along with a daily vitamin regimen that best fits your health concern.
While some people experience strong immunity to viruses such as the common cold, flu and covid, those same people may still have unexplained inflammation from other immune related conditions. Auto-immune diseases such as Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis create inflammation throughout the body by turning the immune system against itself. Rare vaccine related neurological disorders like PTS and Guillain-Barre Syndrome also send the immune system into a frenzy attacking the central nervous system.
People are super busy these days and stressed like never before with issues such as covid, inflation and social unrest. That means your immune system is super stressed which leaves everyone vulnerable to disease. The following supplements can be consumed together or separately in your own personal immunity cocktail. Always consult your doctor before using any supplement.
1: Capsaicin: Everyone should include capsaicin into their diet on a regular basis by consuming hot peppers in various forms. Capsaicin is proven to kill and repel viruses and germs, but it’s also clinically proven to stop topical pain and headaches. Capsaicin is also used to relieve a variety of allergy and sinus symptoms. This spicy compound has also been shown in numerous lab studies to kill a variety of cancer cells by forcing them into Apoptosis, known as “cell suicide”. Capsaicin can be used in oral, topical and nasal applications.
2: Elderberry: This is such a wonderful immune booster for cough and cold symptoms and general viruses. This fruity red extract is also a super anti-oxidant that triggers your body’s immune response to fight against a variety of contagions.
3: Echinacea: While not as fruity flavored as Elderberry, Echinacea is just as important for immune defense and it’s been touted for hundreds of years. This bittern herb has been proven to inhibit the growth of viruses and bacterial infections.
4: Vitamin D: Unless you live in a year-round sun tropic area, it’s important to take at least (8,000 IU) daily and even if you live in full sun, still take (4,000 IU) since many people in warm climates spend more time indoors due to extreme heat. While Vitamin D is thought of as support for strong bones, it’s also the main building block to a strong immune system and a strong body.
5: Vitamin C: The most important immune supplement is Vitamin C. Without this super antioxidant, half the world would be dead from disease. Vitamin C fights the degradation of cells and promotes new cellular growth with heavy anti-aging effects. We recommend 2,000 mg daily as a supplement.
6: Zinc: Think of Zinc as a turbocharger for the human immune system. While zinc is found in many foods, a daily supplement of 60 mg is perfect regardless of other zinc sources.
8: Astragalus: This ancient Chinese herb has been touted for centuries as an important anti-aging herb that strengthens the immune system while supporting Telomere growth and slowing the aging process. We suggest 5,000mg daily.
9: Collagen: This is the most overlooked supplement, but probably the most important for the immune system and the body as a whole. Collagen is the key to flexibility and performance because it contains numerous amino acids that promote a healthy immune system along with bone and joint protection.
10: Medicinal Mushrooms: Reishi, Cordyceps and Chaga. Each of these can be used alone or in combination to boost T-Cell production and guard against infection and inflammation.
While there are other sources of immune boosting supplements, these are just the suggested Top Ten list of alternatives that can be used to prevent disease and extend your life. Consult your doctor before using any supplement.
DISCLAIMER: None of the statements in this article have been evaluated by the FDA and none of the information herein is meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.