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Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Astragalus: Astragalus has been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries. Its main use has been to boost the body's immune system. But it also has been used to treat other conditions, including heart disease. That raises the question of exactly what heart benefits astragalus might offer. And if it does offer heart benefits, are there side effects you should know about? ...Read more

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Will taking multivitamins boost my immune system?

Will taking multivitamins boost my immune system?

Not usually: There is some evidence that vitamin d3 deficiency may impact immune function. Folic acid deficiency may be another potential factor but the latter is rather uncommon except in alcoholics in this country. If you have low serum vitamin d3 level, by all means, take some supplement. The amount of vit d3 in a multivitamin preparation however is too enough for most people. ...Read more

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Will echinacea boost my immune system?

Will echinacea boost my immune system?

Yes, if good quality: A large number of studies show that good-quality echinacea products can boost immune function, esp. What is called non-specific immunity, by enhancing function of macrophages, neutrophils & natural killer cells. Some of the studies are inconsistent but this may be due to the fact that not all echinacea products are of good quality. See http://www.Nottingham.Ac.Uk/burn/parker.Pdf for a good review. ...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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Does dairy weaken the immune system?

Does dairy weaken the immune system?

No: I have not heard any that dairy can weaken the immune system. Some people mostly young children have a hypersensitivity or allergy to milk protein. This does not effect other aspects of the immune response to pathogens (germs). There is also a condition of infancy in which milk can cause intestinal bleeding but that's transient. ...Read more

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Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

With the exception .: Other than zinc, a multivitamin, keeping weight good, avoiding stress, getting adequate sleep, and having good overall nutrition. I do recommend added omega-3 for all my patients with autoimmune disease! ...Read more

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Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Maybe: Garlic does have some general and very non-specific immune boosting effects, but the exact effect and to what extent is not clear. If you feel your immune system is weak or needs boosting you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Does glutamine boost immune function?

Does glutamine  boost immune function?

Glutamine in HIV: Some studies support the use of glutamine to prevent loss of or maintain body mass in patients with hiv/aids, as well as promote healing and recovery following surgery or critical illness. Other studies have not shown any benefit. It should not be taken in patients with mental disorders, epilepsy, liver or kidney failure or an allergy to monosodium glutamate (msg). Always verify with your dr. ...Read more

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Does the flu weaken immune system?

Does the flu weaken immune system?

Yes: Afterwards patients can get a superimposed bacterial infection with staph aureus ; others that can killed ; sickened more people than the flu alone. ...Read more

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How can probiotics boost the immune system?

How can probiotics boost the immune system?

Probiotics: Probiotics are live bacteria, that when present in the gut, leads to some measure of improved health. The intestinal bacterial can be very different from one person to the next. The immune system is continually responding to the gut bacteria and chemicals the blood cells release can influence surrounding immune cells. Immune boosting probiotics are thought to increase release of these chemicals. ...Read more

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Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

No: Immune globulins actually augment the immune system, by bringing in a large dose of antibodies to a particular substance. The globulins bind to whatever toxin they are targeted to and help your immune system recognize those toxins as something worth fighting. There are many different immune globulins available, such as vzig (anti-varicella) and hbig (anti hep-b). ...Read more

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Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune system predictably. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem happens when the immune system malfunctions and starts attacking one's own tissue thereby leading to illnesses such as Crohn's disease, lupus etc. ...Read more