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Supporting Your Immune System

Having a healthy immune system is important. Your immune system is your first defense against illness and staying well.

Some of the best ways to support a healthy immune system include getting enough sleep as well as avoiding stress. There are also vitamins and minerals to supplement a well-balanced diet, which can aid in supporting a healthy immune system.

The most common vitamins which are known to bolster the immune system are zinc, vitamin C

Vitamin C and zinc have been shown to help lessen the severity of colds and flu. Vitamin D3 can have a beneficial effect ont he immune system, particularly in protection against infections. Echinacea has been studied for its effects on helping to shorten or lessen the symptoms of cold or flu.

Vitamin B6 is an important immune system booster, and more recently, elderberry extract has been in the spotlight for its antioxidant properties.

As always, it is important to discuss any supplements and vitamins you wish to take with your doctor to make sure you are taking the right ones for you!

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