5 Effective Supplements for Immune Health – by Bahar Mahmoudi

Come explore 5 effective supplement picks for Immune Health, with Nature’s Nutritionist Bahar Mahmoudi!

By: Bahar Mahmoudi, International Pharmacy Graduate, Natural Health Practitioner and Registered Iridologist

Inside your body, there is a sophisticated protection mechanism called the ‘immune system’. It is designed to defend you against millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites, many of which we’re exposed to on a daily basis.

While following a holistic approach, as outlined here  is crucial to keeping your immune system in check, there may come a time when you wish to call on additional support – in the form of nutritional supplements specifically formulated to maintain immune health.

Below, you’ll find a selection of great supplement picks that can help you maintain a strong immune system through Cold & Flu season!

5 Effective Nutritional Supplements for Strengthening Immune Function & Immune Health

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Host defence, MyCommunity:

MyCommunity is a blend of 17 potent mushroom species and uses Certified Organic mycelium and fruitbodies, with a full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, xylose, galactose and cordycepic acid), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myconutrients, which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity.

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Celt Immuno-Care

This is a blend of plant sterols with a unique broad spectrum antioxidant (Enzogenol) and an essential fatty acid complex (Cellasate)

Plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, are present in small amounts in all plants, including fruits and vegetables, seeds and legumes. It is difficult to get a sufficient amount in today’s diet, so supplementation is required. They have unique biomedical effects on animals and humans. Celt Immuno-Care contains 300mg of plant sterols.

Plant sterols have been shown to help balance the immune response, by enhancing T1- Helper cell proliferation and increasing the regulation of T2- Helper cells, to ultimately decrease conditions such as allergies, inflammation and they help to balance the immune system.

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Martin & Pleasance, Ki immune defence & energy formula

This formula is high potency herbal medicine to help protect against viral infections, boost immunity and increase energy when recovering from illness. This supplement can help you during times of high physical and mental workloads such as frequent travel, persistent reoccurring infections, allergies or seasonal hay fever and sinusitis, fatigue or run down.

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St. Francis, Deep Immune 

This herbal combination of herbal medicine is  an adaptogen to help maintain a healthy immune system and to help increase resistance to stress (e.g. in case of mental and physical fatigue related to stress). This is used primarily as an antiviral to tonify a weak immune system. Deep Immune reinforces the basic functions of the body and helps maintain physiological and psychological equilibrium.

It has a strengthening effect on our body’s “deep immune” system, nourishing its very bone marrow and enabling it to produce more immune reserves. Deep Immune can be used to counteract the debilitating effects of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, and immune deficiency diseases.

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Nature’s Sunshine, Colostrum

This is a super-nutritional substance secreted by the mammary glands of nursing mammals. It contains immunoglobulins and broad-based immune enhancers. Colostrum regenerates and accelerates the normal growth of aged muscle, bone, cartilage and skin collagen, and supports growth and repair of gastrointestinal tissues and nervous tissue and it is an amazing immune booster.

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