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How do I Choose the Best Immune System Booster?

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  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 27 July 2019
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The best immune system booster for you may depend on various factors, including your overall health and any medical conditions you may have. Before you get started, it is a good idea to speak with a health care professional when choosing the right regimen for improving your immune system. Then you can begin looking into various foods, supplements, or medications which may help improve immune function. If you have some sort of immune disorder, it is especially important that you speak with your doctor before drastically changing your dietary or health habits.

Food sources are the best option as an immune system booster. Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals,and phyto-nutrients which may drastically affect your immune function. They not only help search out and destroy free radicals, viruses, and other illnesses but they also strengthen your body's natural defenses against disease. To get the most out of your diet, choose foods in every color, as each color variety is generally full of different vitamins and nutrients. You should also eat whole grains, lean protein, and low or non-fat dairy while avoiding heavily processed foods or those high in sugar.

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If you want to take a dietary supplement as an immune system booster to go with your regular diet, you should start by choosing a multivitamin that is food-based and preferably organic. You may also want to be tested by your physician to check for any deficiencies in certain vitamins. Then you can take additional supplements to get the required amount of these items for optimum health. There are generally no adverse reactions when taking basic vitamin and mineral supplements, but if you are taking any type of medication you should seek the advice of a doctor or pharmacist.

There are also various immune system booster products on the market that you may wish to look into. These can include everything from supplement combinations to specialized juice blends. Some are legitimate and have been proven to enhance immune function, while others are more no effective than eating a healthy diet. Before you spend money on a fancy juice combination, consider buying a juice extractor and making your own fresh juices. This will give you the vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables.

In the case of an immune disorder, you may need an immune system booster prescribed by your doctor. There are medications available which can both boost your natural defences while also suppressing the formation or growth of certain illnesses. If you feel that you may have a poor immune system, continue eating a healthy diet and contact your doctor for further guidance.

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