Having recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that stemmed from an acute viral infection(s), I’ve learned how deficient we are in many micronutrients and amino acids. Unfortunately, we do not get what we need from the typical “American Diet.”
With the pandemic continuing to affect our lives, and with cold and flu season just around the corner, I want to share with you some supplements to help support and optimize your immune system. My list is based on mounting research and evidence supporting their efficacy, which I highlight in my discounted certified online dispensary with Fullscript (20% off everything).
Studies show that low levels of NAC and Glutathione (along with other pre-existing conditions) have resulted in severe COVID-19 infections. There is also heavily supported evidence on the efficacy of Vitamins C, D3, and Zinc as immune boosters.
Let’s explore the functions and benefits of these supplements one by one.
N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine (NAC) provides cellular antioxidant support and promotes explicitly healthy lung tissue. N-Acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) is a free radical scavenger that is a byproduct and supports glutathione levels in tissues.
Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in cells. It’s mainly composed of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. It’s used to treat conditions such as:
The value of optimizing your glutathione levels to support your immune system and stave off respiratory infections is quite evident, as glutathione levels may be reduced by:
Several studies indicate that higher levels of glutathione may improve an individual’s responsiveness to viral infections. Endogenous glutathione deficiency appears to be a crucial factor enhancing SARS-CoV-2-induced oxidative damage of the lung and, as a result, leads to severe manifestations, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiorgan failure, and death in COVID-19 patients.
Multiple published studies describe the absorption and functional properties of ReadiSorb Liposomal Glutathione.
Zinc is designed to support the body’s natural defense system, enhances digestion and metabolism of essential vitamins (for example, it affects normal absorption and the actions of B vitamins), minerals, carbohydrates, and other essential nutrients. It is considered an “essential trace element” because minimal amounts are necessary for optimal health.
Vitamin D3 has long played a role in immune health; vitamin D receptors are found on several immune cells, supporting healthy immune cell activation.
Liposomal Vitamin C delivers optimal absorption and bioavailability. It also provides the following protective factors:
“Immune Support” is a combination of adaptogenic and nutritive herbs traditionally used to support the immune system.
Astragalus Root Extract … 400mg
Echinacea purpurea Root Extract … 200mg
Atractylodes Root Extract … 200mg
Siler Root Extract … 200mg
Isatis tinctoria Root Extract … 100mg
Ginger Root Extract … 100mg
Licorice Root Extract … 100mg
Pro-Flora™ Immune/Probiotic Pearls by Integrative Therapeutics offers an immune-supporting formula containing protected probiotics and lactoferrin. Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein that supports healthy modulation of gut microflora and beneficial bacteria’s attachment to the intestinal wall. The 1 billion CFU blend of probiotics includes Lactobacilli (L. Plantarum, L. acidophilus) and Bifidobacteria (B. lactis and B. longum).
Naturally enhance your body’s defenses with beta-glucan power of organic Reishi, Turkey Tail, Maitake, and Agaricus blazei, plus 2 billion Probiotics and 100% daily value Vitamin C.
I hope this information will assist you in making informed decisions about your health and how to best support your immune system. Visit Fullscript to order your immune-boosting supplements today with my special discount of 20% OFF.
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