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Immune Support Backed by Science

Apr 08, 2020 11:12AM ● By Shannon McKenzie

A healthy immune system protects and fights much better than a weak immune system. Not all supplements are equal as far as their concentration, purity and bioavailability (the portion of the supplement that enters the system). Not all supplement benefits/claims are based on scientific research or backed by clinical evidence.

Consumers should do some research and understand what they are purchasing. Obtain supplements from trusted sources (ask if they are U.S. Food and Drug Administration-registered facilities) or stick with supplements that have the most science-based background. Ask a health care provider/holistic practitioner for advice.

About 70 percent of our immune system resides in the microbiome inside our gut. When gut health is compromised, so is our immunity. Good gut health starts with a healthy diet and healing support. 

Vitamin C: powerful anti-oxidant. Antioxidants help eliminate free radicals, minimizing oxidative stress and damage to your cells. It holds immune boosting properties. I recommend a liposomal form, which ensures maximum absorption. 

Vitamin D enhances the immune system and helps protect against the development of autoimmune conditions. 

Omega-3 boosts immunity and holds powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Glutathione is a key factor in cellular and mitochondrial antioxidant processes, sometimes called “the mother of all antioxidants”. 

PLEASE NOTE: These suggestions are intended for general public education and not to replace professional medical advice. In case you suffer with any medical diagnosis, or experience COVID 19 related symptoms, please advise with your primary health care provider in regards of what supplementation is best for you.

 

Lidia Adkins, CFMP, DC, PKT, is founder and CEO of the Carolinas Weight Loss Institute located at 216 S. New Hope Rd. in Gastonia. For more information or to make an appointment, call 704-271-9757 or visit CWLI.net. 


Helpful publications:

Vitamin C and Immunity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5707683/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8149191/New-York-hospitals-treating-corona-patients-6000-mi...

 

Vitamin D and Immunity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3738984/

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/former-cdc-chief-tom-frieden-coronavirus-risk-may-be-reduced-with-vi...

 

Omega 3 and Immunity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6834330/

 

Glutathione and Immunity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048347/

 

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