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A 18-year-old female asked:

Other than my multivitamins, what vitamins can i take to boost my immune system?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Vit C, D & herbs &..: A good multivitamin supplies all the vits. You need but extra c can be useful- 1-2, 000 mg 2x/day. In fall & winter take 5, 000iu of vit d3- year-round if you don't get much mid-day sun. Many herbs boost immune function, like ashwagandha, andrographis & echinacea. Medicinal mushrooms like reishi & coriolus vers. Also boost immunity.A healthy diet, adequate rest & stress reduction are also beneficial.

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What vitamins can boost my immune system?

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Almost all of them!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 & folic acid) c, d, e & k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids and minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. I highly recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for a detailed holistic approach to the use of diet, nutrients, herbs. Mind-body techniques and other approaches to boosting immunity.

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