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Doctor insights on: Do Centrum Vitamins Boost Your Immune System

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What vitamins can boost my immune system?

What vitamins can boost my immune system?

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. ...Read more

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Which vitamins, food are recommended to boost immune system?

Which vitamins, food are recommended to boost immune system?

Normal healthy diet: A normal healthy diet and a healthy life style avoiding street drugs, tobacco and alcohol are helpful to maintain a healthy immune system. I would not recommend any over the counter supplements. At most, a one-a-day vitamin would be a possibility. ...Read more

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I have neutropenia . What vitamins would be good for me to boost my immune system?

I have neutropenia . What vitamins would be good for me to boost my immune system?

There is not a....: Vitamin that specifically neutrophil production. A balanced diet with vitamins and nutrients is necessary to make all kinds of cells, not just neutrophils. Is your neutropenia a constitutional problem (ie. A part of who you are and have always been) or an acquired thing. If the latter you will likely recover counts spontaneously. Talk to your dr. With specific concerns about your neutropenia. ...Read more

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How do you boost 3 y.O. Immune system? Up to date on shots but has had influenza a & b. Similar symptoms again. On singular and daily vitamin.

How do you boost 3 y.O. Immune system? Up to date on shots but has had influenza a & b. Similar symptoms again. On singular and daily vitamin.

Maybe stop singulair (montelukast): It's very frustrating to have a sick kid, one with allergies or asthma, or any chronic illness. There are drawbacks from any medication, but one of the adverse effects from singulair (montelukast) can be an increased risk of viral illness. You should consider talking to your doctor about a different allergy medication. ...Read more

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What are some vitamins I can take to boost my immune system?

What are some vitamins I can take to boost my immune system?

No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Make sure your plasma vitamin d3 level is optimal since vitamin d3 has been shown to be an important immune regulator. I would like to see the 25 oh vitamin d3 level to be around 50 to 60 ng even though the recommended level is around 30 ng. ...Read more

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What vitamins to take to boost immune system for hpv?

What vitamins to take to boost immune system for hpv?

No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I read that more vitamin c doesn't necessarily boost immune system, but if you didn't get much, then started eating good diet daily- this is helpful?

I read that more vitamin c doesn't necessarily boost immune system, but if you didn't get much, then started eating good diet daily- this is helpful?

Right: Eating a diet rich in antioxidants is considered healthy. Vitamin C does not have proven effect on your immune system but vitamin D3 may help better regulate your immune system. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins/foods that are proven (or recommended) to boost/strengthen immune system in a person with immunodeficiency?

Are there any vitamins/foods that are proven (or recommended) to boost/strengthen immune system in a person with immunodeficiency?

It depends: Western medical doctors typically look for a deficiency (such as Vit D) or conditions which impacts the immune system. Therapy is then directed accordingly. In Washington State Naturopaths might have some other ideas and if you have a good Chinese Medicine Herbalist nearby check them out. Hopefully, there are biomarkers which can be followed to better assure effective therapy. ...Read more

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How effective are these "vitamin C to be dissolved in water tablets"? It claims to boost my immune system. Is it really doing this? It's one daily

How effective are these "vitamin C to be dissolved in water tablets"? It claims to boost my immune system. Is it really doing this? It's one daily

Probably: Many claim as you said it might boost your immunity, several studies either with or against, bottom line: once a day won't harm you, you might benefit from it, better though are fresh fruits, oranges, apples, etc ...Read more

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Are there any known vitamins or shots I can get for my 3 year old daughter to prevent colds or boost her immune system to where she won't get as many?

Are there any known vitamins or shots I can get for my 3 year old daughter to prevent colds or boost her immune system to where she won't get as many?

No: There is no evidence that specific dietary supplements or medications will alter a child's frequency of colds or other viral illnesses. Kids between 1-5y are expected to get 5-7 respiratory and 1-2 other viral illnesses /yr. Kids in day care or those exposed to cigarette smoke often experience a few more. ...Read more

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I've been taking a vitamin C tablet once a day to boost my immune system. Is there any benefit to taking it first thing in the morning vs. Before bed?

I've been taking a vitamin C tablet once a day to boost my immune system. Is there any benefit to taking it first thing in the morning vs. Before bed?

Ideally 2x/day: I know of no advantage of taking vit. C in morning vs. Evening so either time should be fine. However, our body can not store vitamin c and little of what you take in the morning will still be in your body at nite, so for optimal benefits I advise taking at least 250 mg of vit c both morning ; bedtime. See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc/. ...Read more

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What are the best childrens vitamins to boost a 4 yr olds weak immune system?

What are the best childrens vitamins to boost a 4 yr olds weak immune system?

No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on "Emergen-C" vitamin powder supplement? Do you think it actually boosts the immune system? Is it good to drink a packet a day?

Vitamin C has a: Half-life of about 12 hours, that's how long it stays in the body. Whatever form of it you take, take it in the a.m. and in the evening for round the clock help w/immunity. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When dealing with boosting immune system to help suppress HPV, besides the vaccine, what vitamins can I take that will be most beneficial.?

When dealing with boosting immune system to help suppress HPV, besides the vaccine, what vitamins can I take that will be most beneficial.?

None but: If there is one vitamin which boosts the skin's defense system, it would be vitamin D3 which acts on the skin's keratinocytes to produce defense substances against infection. HPV will need far more potent defensive action than the vitamin can provide. See your GYN before the problem spread further or to others. Besides, HPV has been linked to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How can I boost my 8ry old immune system. He eats ok food, runs around, gets sunshine, verrucas persisting for more than 2yrs. Vitamin supplements??

How can I boost my 8ry old immune system. He eats ok food, runs around, gets sunshine, verrucas persisting for more than 2yrs. Vitamin supplements??

No worries: Persistent warts are not due to a weak immune system; it doesn't indicate any immune system problem. Activity and balanced diet are healthful, but not likely to help his warts. They'll clear up eventually. Or if large or in a bothersome spot, speak with his pediatrician about treatment. In meantime, this is no reason to worry about his general health. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take multi-vitamin, b-complex, vitamin A, calcium, and fish oil together? Will it help to boost my immune system?

Is it ok to take multi-vitamin, b-complex, vitamin A, calcium, and fish oil together? Will it help to boost my immune system?

Some advice: If you take a multivitamin you do not have to take b complex or vitamin A. It's actually unhealthy to take too much vitamin A. Fish oil in proper doses is antiinflammatory and does affect blood lipids, but has not been shown to reduce heart attacks. None "boosts" the immune system. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins should you take to help your immune system?

What kind of vitamins should you take to help your immune system?

Multivitamin: A multi-vitamin is probably the best bet. Avoid taking super high amounts of vitamins a, d, e or k as these are fat-soluble and can accumulate and lead to toxicity. Excess amounts of water-soluble vitamins like b, c will be removed in the urine. Currently vitamin d is receiving a lot of interest including patients with asthma and other disorders. Vit d level can be checked to see if more needed. ...Read more

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What are some ways to build up your immune system? Vitamins and foods?

What are some ways to build up your immune system? Vitamins and foods?

Immune system: The best you can do for your immune system is to develop healthy lifestyle habits maintainng your physical and emotional health, exercising regularly, eating healthy balanced diet, getting adequate sleep and managing stress effectively. This will give your immune system what it needs to function at optimal capacity,. ...Read more

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What is supplement or vitamin who can help supress immune system?....

What is supplement or vitamin who can help supress immune system?....

Autoimmune disease?: Why do you want to suppress your immune system? Do you have some autoimmune problem? Autoimmunity is a manifestation of excess immune stimulation leading to inflammation of your tissues- myelin in ms, joints in ra, skin in psoriasis...
Your immune stress can be environment edible, infectious...
Plus other stressors contribute- poor diet, lack of sleep...
Genetics play roll. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I take to keep my immune system strong so I don't catch a cold?

What vitamins should I take to keep my immune system strong so I don't catch a cold?

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. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my immune system? What vitamins should I be taking or is there certain foods I can eat or drink?

How can I strengthen my immune system? What vitamins should I be taking or is there certain foods I can eat or drink?

No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Make sure your plasma vitamin d3 level is optimal since vitamin d3 has been shown to be an important immune regulator. I would like to see the 25 oh vitamin d3 level to be around 50 to 60 ng even though the recommended level is around 30 ng. ...Read more

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Can a low immune system make lyphm node swell and will taking a multi vitamin help the swelling down? Can they still go down if it not low immunity

Can a low immune system make lyphm node swell and will taking a multi vitamin help the swelling down?  Can they still go down if it not low immunity

Possible: However, it is usually the body's immune response to an invader that makes the lymph node enlarged. You should be more concerned about a thyroid nodule and ask your doctor to check your neck for you. Vitamins would not do anything for you. ...Read more

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Is it true that vitamin C bolsters the immune system?

Is it true that vitamin C bolsters the immune system?

No: And multiple studies designed to demonstrate the immune system bolstering of low, medium, high and ludicrously high doses of vitamin c have all resulted in negative results. Sorry. This was linus pauling's idea. He was a truly great biochemist with one bad idea. That's him in the photo. ...Read more

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What vitamins help your immune system?

What vitamins help your immune system?

Several: Vitamin c raises hdl, lowers blood pressure, inhibits arterial plaque. Vitamin e implicated in lowering risk of cardiovascular dz (harvard study) beta carotene stimulates production of natural killer cells, macrophages and t-cell lymphocytes. Bioflavenoids protect cell membranes. Zinc increases white blood cells to fight infection. Omega 3s increase phagocyte activity. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for the immune system?

Nothing special: If you eat healthy meals with ample amounts of veggies and fruits along with whole grains, you will get adequate amounts of vitamins. So you hardly need to take any vitamin supplements. The only vitamin supplement if you want to take anything at all, would be vitamin-c which appears to have some beneficail effect in enhancing your immune system but even this is debated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to strengthen your immune system? I am already taking vitamins.

What is the best way to strengthen your immune system? I am already taking vitamins.

Several things: There are several things you can do. Get plenty of sunshine. Vitamin D is good for immunity. Eat a well-balanced diet, in reasonable quantities. Sleep also contributes to overall health, so don't skimp. And exercise! Exercise improves your health and fitness, and thus your ability to fight infection. ...Read more