There are many natural supplements support a healthy immune system. Four key supplements that are especially effective in keeping our immune system strong and prevent you from illness are vitamin C, vitamin D, probiotics and colostrum.
Orland Park, Illinois (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
Proper hand washing, getting adequate rest, and even getting the flu shot itself does not guarantee that you will not become victim to the flu this year. Did you know there is a way to build-up your body’s own natural defense, your immune system, which prevent you from getting the flu this winter season and keep your body strong all-year long? Luckily there is; and according to Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC and owner of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. key natural immune boosters like vitamins C and D, probiotics and colostrum should be taken all year to keep your body strong and aid you in feeling your best.
“The main function of our immune system is to defend against microbial infection. When our immune system is not working properly it can spell disaster leaving us vulnerable to infection and a host of serious conditions,” shared Dr. Griffin. “Thankfully, there are many natural supplements support a healthy immune system. Four key supplements that are especially effective in keeping our immune system strong and prevent you from illness are vitamin C, vitamin D, probiotics and colostrum.”
Vitamin C tops the list of immune boosters. Vitamin C increases the production of infection-fighting white blood cells and antibodies. It also increases levels of interferon, the antibody that coats cell surfaces, preventing the entry of viruses. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as in the form of supplements.
Vitamin D is a powerful immune system controller. In fact, when someone is deficient in vitamin D often have a compromised immune system. New research is proofing how crucial vitamin D is for actually activating the immune system. T cells are dormant immune cells found in the blood that when activated will kill bacteria and viruses. A study shows that without vitamin D in the blood, activation will not take place. In fact, vitamin D has demonstrated to have anti-viral properties.
The most powerful and important aspect of the immune system involves the body’s probiotic bacteria. The human body houses more than 32 billion beneficial and harmful bacteria and fungi at any particular time. When beneficial bacteria are in the majority, they account for 70-80% of the body’s immune response. Probiotics produce chemical substances that destroy invading microorganisms. That is why helping the body replenish healthy bacterial by taking a multi-strand probiotic is so critical in preventing the flu and other illnesses.
Studies have shown that taking colostrum on a regular basis helps to support a healthy immune system. Colostrum actually helps to boost the body’s own natural defenses and can aid in shorting the duration of the flu. Colostrum benefits extend to reducing pain from inflammation, allergy relief and asthma support.
“It is better to take supplements on a regular basis in order to prevent infection, rather than wait until you feel sick. Once symptoms start, your immune system is already in jeopardy and has to work extra hard to fight the infection. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. friendly and trained can help you find the best product to meet your health care needs,” shared Diana Sourek, MS, CNC, and manager of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. “Proper nutrition, adequate rest, regular exercise, and the support of nutritional supplements are a good formula for ensuring optimal health. Talk to your physician before introducing any new nutritional supplement.”
New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. carries a wide variety of nutritional supplements, herbals and homeopathic remedies that are very effective at treating specific flu symptoms. These come in individual remedies as well as multi-symptom products. Products are available for children and adults.
About New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.:
New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. provides Chicago lands’ largest selection of allergy-free foods that have met their high standards for taste, quality, and nutrition. New allergy-free foods are introduced weekly. They also carry frozen foods, vitamins, herbs, homeopathic, aromatherapy, books, body care, pet care, household item and much more. New Vitality features only the highest quality, effective nutritional supplements to support our customers’ total health. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. is located at 9177 West 151st St., Orland Park, Il 6062. (708) 403-0120 http://www.newvitalityhealthfoods.com.