I’m on the hunt for an immunity supplement. Not something that promises I won’t catch anything, but something that will feed my immune system. What ingredients should I be looking for (good or bad)?
I’d think either a plain magnesium supplement if you really aren’t getting enough in your diet. It’s not really specific to your immunity but is more of an overall something we should all get, like vitamin D. I’m about to try a supplement called IMMUNZ that is specific for the immune system, but I don’t know if it’s good yet because my order just arrived.
Definitely something with vitamin C in it. Probably something with elder fruit in it too, since that has done well in studies for colds and respiratory issues.
Thanks! Ill check out IMMUNZ. I’m already taking vitamin D, so I definitely agree with that advice. Thanks so much!
Let us know what you think if you do try it. I’ve just started using it and so far so good!
Me again LOL I just had another thought about this. Smart move for learning about it now! Immunity supplements are all I’m hearing about these days as kids go back to school. Colds and flus – among other things – are already flying around, so it’s a good idea to get our bodies running as good as we can!
My best best immunity builders are Grape Seed Extract (been taking it 26 yrs), Vit C, Vit D3, Zinc and I’ve not a cold or flu in about 40 yrs and no vaccines in my life. Tons of info on Grape Seed Extract and get a moderately priced brand. And I’m in early 80’s.
Do your research
That’s great that you’re so healthy, @Jaminhealth.
I agree that doing research is very important, @Brightstar, particularly in remembering that no matter how many vitamins you take, it won’t stop you from getting a cold or a flu. That’s not how either viruses or the immune system works. If you’re exposed and you catch it, you’ll catch it. It’s a matter of making sure your immune system is prepared as much as possible. Research will also show that grape seed extract has benefits but is not a cure-all and that vaccines work and save lives from illnesses such as measles, tetanus, polio, mumps, rubella, and many others, not to mention eliminating smallpox. Keep that in mind, too. Talk to your doctor if you’re uncertain, not just a forum like this where all opinions are welcome.