Your immune system is a multifaceted, complex system that protects you from internal and external harmful substances. Your immune system differentiates pathogens and foreign substances from your own cells and helps to destroy or inactivate these substances. Maintaining your immune health is not just a matter of taking vitamins or supplements. You require a comprehensive plan of proper diet, rest, stress management, exercise, and nutritional support to keep your immune system operating at its best.
However, even with the best of lifestyles, your immune system can be challenged. The greatest challenge to your immune system is during cold and flu season, or when it is subjected to other viral infections. At these times, nutritional supplements that help to stimulate your natural immune function can be very helpful.
Over the counter supplements can further elevate your nutritional profile, boost your immune health, and give your body an even better chance to fight off viruses and other illnesses.
Please visit or call the pharmacy or consult another medical professional for more information or advice on exactly what to get.
When considering which supplement you should be taking, you want to look to an expert you can trust. That’s why your local compounding pharmacist Michelle Moser, RPh, FACA, FACVP hand picks every supplement line we carry to ensure the highest quality is available to you. If you have any questions or concerns about taking supplements, it is always best to consult a medical professional before taking any over the counter medications.
Supplements to boost your immune health:
Vitanica Immune Tonic
- Two kinds of Echinacea – angustifolia & purpurea are included for added immune support from one of the most researched herbs to support a healthy immune system
- Elderberry also has a long tradition of immune system support as well as modern research in favor of this time-honored herb
- The delicious flavor that comes naturally from Elderberry combines well with natural berry flavors. With a touch of honey, this formula is easy to take undiluted. Try adding it to a smoothie or plain, whole yogurt. Delicious!
Essential Defense® is formulated with time-honored, traditional Chinese ingredients used to help heal your gut and support healthy immune function.
Viracid includes a powerful combination of key nutrients and botanical extracts that provide support for immune challenges. Viracid boosts immune defenses by providing nutrients such as L-lysine vitamins A and C, pantothenic acid, B12, and zinc. Viracid includes the synergistic blend of botanical extracts black elderberry, astragalus, echinacea, and andrographis, all of which have been used traditionally for their clinically effective immune- modulating properties.
Immune Health Support
There are many factors that can challenge a healthy immune system including
- Exposure to toxic compounds
- Irregular sleeping patterns
- Poor diet
The immune system is very complicated and is comprised of many highly specialized immune cells, each of which play various roles in maintaining and regulating normal, healthy immune function. INDICATIONS Immune Health Support may be a useful dietary supplement to help support immune response and function, particularly during times of stress or during the cold and flu season. SUGGESTED USE Adults take 2 capsules 3 times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional.
Mycotaki® features a concentrated water extract of 7 nourishing mushrooms with an extensive history of use in supporting human health. This powerful formula helps to support cellular defenses and a healthy immune system, which are critical for maintaining vitality and overall well-being. Ideal for those seeking additional immune support during occasional physical or emotional stress.
Flucomune™ is a proprietary blend of seven herbs combined for their immune supporting properties. Emblica officinalis, also known as indian gooseberry or amla fruit, is a natural source of bioflavonoids and ascorbinogen and is revered for its antioxidant and immune-supportive properties, as well as for being an adaptogen. Adhatoda vasica (vasaka) is included for its respiratory health support, Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) for its immune-supportive properties, Tinospora cordifolia for its antispasmodic support and help with a healthy immune response, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) for its support of healthy bronchial function, and trikatu for its digestive support, thereby enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients in the digestive tract.
Studies show that vitamin D interacts directly with cells responsible for fighting infection. Therefore, researchers have come to the conclusion that a deficiency in vitamin D could increase your risk of getting infected by any virus. Several studies have also shown that vitamin D supplements may lower your risk of respiratory tract infection.
ImmuCore® is designed to provide a multiple mechanistic approach to support immune system health. This formula features Ultra Potent-C®—developed for enhanced cellular uptake of vitamin C—combined with zinc, vitamin D, and a concentrated blend of mushroom extracts.
Glutathione is the master antioxidant in the body and is heavily concentrated in tissues such as the liver, spleen and
heart. Therefore, it plays a crucial role in immune function, detoxification capacity and protection against oxidative stress. (Source: OthoMolecular)
Glutathione (GSH) is recognized as the most important antioxidant produced in the human body. It is a tripeptide thiol consisting of glutamic acid, glycine, and cysteine. Glutathione is present in every cell of the body, and the depletion of glutathione is noted in a wide range of
medical conditions. Low concentrations of glutathione have been noted in individuals with asthma, viral infections, psoriasis, disease of the eye, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. (Source: WellnessWorks)
Sinatrol is a unique nutrient and botanical formulation providing effective support for upper respiratory challenges. Standardized botanical extracts and nutrients support sinus health by reducing the viscosity of mucus, clearing airway passages, and promoting nasal microbial and inflammatory balance.
Immune Active™ provides high potency vitamin C and zinc and features quercetin, NAC, and EGCG to help support a healthy immune response and promote antioxidant processes.
Before taking any over the counter medications, please consult a medical professional to avoid any contraindications and drug interactions.