According to Harvard Medical School, there are many ways you can boost your immune system without even taking supplements. Here is what Harvard recommends you try:
- Don’t smoke.
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
- Try to minimize stress.
Once you have taken those actions you can try to boost your immune system even further by trying supplements. Here are the supplements that have the best track record:
Zinc – May boost your T-Cells, may help to reduce the duration of colds, extensive research may show Zinc could be the safest and most effective way to boost your immune system, you can take zinc as lozenges or tablets.
Vitamin D – may balance blood levels of calcium and phosphorous, may decrease the chance of respiratory tract infections, you might get more of it from being in the sun or eating right, if you have a darker complexion or stay inside a lot you could have a deficiency
- Now Foods Vitamin D3 10,000 IU Highest Potency – 120 Softgels
- Nature’s Bounty Super Strength Vitamin D3-2000 Twin Pack – 2 – 150 Rapid Release Softgel Bottles
Elderberry – possible antiviral and possible anti-inflammatory actions in the body
Turmeric – may reduce inflammation in the body, possible analgesic, possible anti-inflammatory, and possible antiseptic activity
Acai berry – anti-oxidant that may stimulate the immune system
Vitamin C – may boost the immune system
- Solaray Vitamin C 1,000 mg Timed Release – 250 Tablets
- Nature’s Way Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids – 1000 mg – 100 Capsules
Quercetin and Bromelain – may boost the immune system