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Doctor insights on: What Vitamin Boosts Your Immune System

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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 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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What weakens your immune system?

What weakens your immune system?

Many things: Systemic or congenital problems such as agammaglobulinema or cgd, to acquired defects such as uncontrolled diabetes or hiv/aids. Taking various sorts of medications can suppress the immune system, such as steroids or various chemotherapy drugs. Anything that suppresses bone marrow. ...Read more

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How to boost up immune system?

How to boost up immune system?

Exercise: The only intervention in older folks that consistently, by prospective studies, is shown to benefit realistic measures of immune protection from disease is aerobic exercise. I'm ready to bet this applies to teens like yourself. Health comes from living abundantly & working hard, not taking pills. If you think you have true immunodeficiency, get with your physician & let us know. ...Read more

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What effect does vitamin d have on immune system?

What effect does vitamin d have on immune system?

Important: As with all essential vitamins, its absence can have far reaching effects. In fact, low vitamin d may be a sign of an impaired immune system or an overactive one with associated inflammation. As per a recent study, don't treat the low vitamin d level without first determining what caused it. ...Read more

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How can you boost your immune system?

How can you boost your 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 foods for your immune system actually work?

Plant based foods: Avoid animal based foods which contain too much saturated fat. Eat fruits and vegetables with each meal as they will provide immune boosting nutients. Eat ample amounts of proteins from sources like eggs, fish, nuts and tofu. Low fat milk is fine too. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. All of the above means a healthy lifestyle so that you will have a healthy body. ...Read more

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How to boost your immune system after enbrel (etanercept)?

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See below: Once you have stopped taking enbrel, (etanercept) the immune system should become more responsive on its own. There is no way to "boost" the immune system that is of any scientific merit. ...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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Why does over-exercising upset your immune system?

It doesn't: There is no scientific data to support the claim that over exercising has any effect on the immune system. By definition over exercising would be an amount of exercise that is causing an adverse effect and this is usually muscle and/or joint damage rather than any adverse effect on the immune system. ...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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How does cinnamon benefit your immune system health?

How does cinnamon benefit your immune system health?

Cinnamon and Health: Alternative doc suggest that daily use of cinnamon can boost immune system. There is sufficient scientific proof at present to back these claims. However, since cinnamon is not harmful when taken as food, including this in our daily diet is worth a try. Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, essential oils, and other components that might have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. ...Read more

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What strengthens the immune system?

Good health: Eat right, exercise, sleep appropriately. Many supplements claim to strengthen the immune system. The only immune systems strengthened are the ones of the people who overprice and sell you something which makes them sleep better making large sums of money for something inexpensive and unproven. ...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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Is is bad to boost my immune system with supplements?

Is is bad to boost my immune system with supplements?

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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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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What can weaken your immune system?

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What can weaken your immune system?

Unhealthy lifestyle: sleep deprivation, not enough rest, not enough exercise or fresh air, unhealthy foods, not enough fruits and vegetables, apart from other reasons such as certain medicines given to suppress immunity to control some conditions, ...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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