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What health supplements or vitamins should a girl in her 20s take to build up her immune system? I constantly have problems, would like to correct it.

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Most important things you can do to improve and maintain good health and a strong immune system include: heart-healthy diet, regular daily exercise, adequate sleep, reducing stress.
Though taking vitamins and nutritional supplements are a way to fill in gaps in your nutrition, there is more and more controversy over their benefits. Women your age need adequate iron, folic acid, calcium, and vit d.

In brief: See answer

Most important things you can do to improve and maintain good health and a strong immune system include: heart-healthy diet, regular daily exercise, adequate sleep, reducing stress.
Though taking vitamins and nutritional supplements are a way to fill in gaps in your nutrition, there is more and more controversy over their benefits. Women your age need adequate iron, folic acid, calcium, and vit d.
Dr. Gregory Lewis
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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Many vits,mushrooms

Research shows vitamins a, b complex (esp.
B6, B12 ; folate), c, d, e ; k enhance immune function.Bioflavonoids ; minerals like zinc are important for immune function.Many herbs like astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis ; medicinal mushrooms like coriolus help. Minimize stress ; toxins (including sugar), balance GI flora. I highly recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md.See comment:.

In brief: Many vits,mushrooms

Research shows vitamins a, b complex (esp.
B6, B12 ; folate), c, d, e ; k enhance immune function.Bioflavonoids ; minerals like zinc are important for immune function.Many herbs like astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis ; medicinal mushrooms like coriolus help. Minimize stress ; toxins (including sugar), balance GI flora. I highly recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md.See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
I see you're on Omeprazole- this can create serious imbalances like mineral deficiencies, increased risk of intestinal parasites & imbalances of GI flora that can not only impair immunity but be life-threatening- see http://bit.ly/1b1Avqs Antibiotics also disrupt flora. I advise seeing a doctor knowledgeable in nutrition & herbal medicine, perhaps a practitioner of Chinese Medicine for guidance.
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