Supplements That Boost Immune System | Do They Really Work? byfor Modern Survival Blog
Do supplements really help boost the immune system? It depends what you read. Many mainstream publications hint that some of them may help, while also downplaying the notion that it’s a “cure all”.
That sounds reasonable. It’s not so simple as taking a pill or supplement to boost your immune system, and then expecting to be protected. There’s more to it than that…
With that said, it is my opinion that some of these supplements may help to an extent. Researching some of these has uncovered many real-world examples of apparent success. However I do feel that it’s just part of the story.
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I’ll get to supplements in a minute. But first, and likely most important, are factors involving one’s lifestyle. Here’s what I mean…
Healthy ways to strengthen your immune system
Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
Eat a diet high in fruit and vegetables.
Maintain a healthy weight.
If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
Get adequate sleep.
Try to minimize stress.
Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently.
All that is boring, right? Why can’t we have a pill or supplement to fix this?? (sarcasm)
Aging Immune System
Here’s another thing — Immune system and age. As we age, our immune response capability is lessened.
“While some people age healthily, the conclusion of many studies is that, compared with younger people, the elderly are more likely to contract infectious diseases and, even more importantly, more likely to die from them.”
Well that’s just great. Sucks getting older. But that’s all the more reason to pay attention to one’s lifestyle. AND to consider the potential benefits of supplements: