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3 Powerful supplements to boost your immune system

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supplements to boost your immune systemPoor dietary habits, stress, busy life style, and cold freezing weather can wreak havoc on your immune system. The role of some supplements in order to improve our immune system is undeniable and can be very beneficial.

Although, there are many supplements available these days in the market to boost our immune system, nevertheless, most of us do not know much about 3 powerful supplements to boost your immune system, such as, Echinacea, Allicin, and Vitamin C.

Echinacea supplements

EchinaceaA lot has been written, proposed, and praised for Echinacea benefits to strengthen immune system; some people absolutely believe in its magical properties to fight off cold and flu symptoms.

Numerous research studies concluded that Echinacea definitely fights inflammation, bacterial infection, and viral infection. This herb stimulates certain white cells which is beneficial for the immune system as well as lymphatic system

Summarized that Echinacea
Some studies also summarized that Echinacea is really useful for allergies; studies also showed that Echinacea extracts supplements were effective in preventing symptoms of the common cold compared to a placebo.

Phytochemical contents of Echinacea

PhytochemicalAlpha-pinene, apigenin, arabigoglactan, beta-carotene, beta sitosterol, betaine, borneol, caffeic acid, caryophyllene, chlorongenic acid, cichoric acid, cynarin, echinacoside, ferulic acid kaempferol, luteolin, quercetin, rutin, stigmasterol, vanillin, and verbascoside.

 

 

 

Nutrients contents of Echinacea

NutrientsEchinacea comprised of Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, and zinc; vitamins A, E B1, B2, B3, and C.

 

 

 

 

Precautions

PrecautionsDo not take longer than three weeks at a time; also should not be used by people who are allergic to ragweed. If you are pregnant, contact your health provide before taking Echinacea supplement.

Dosage

A standard dose of Echinacea is 2000 to 3000 mg of crude extract, 6 to 9 milliliter of pressed juice, or 0.75 to 1.5 milliliter of tincture per day.

Garlic and Allicin supplements

Allicin is an oily substance found in the garlic. Garlic which is also technically called, Allium Sativa, when it is crushed then it yields Allicin. Allicin is an organosulfur compound which is renowned for its health related benefits.

DetoxifiesIt detoxifies the body and protects against infection by enhancing immune function. It lowers the blood pressure, improves circulation, and lowers blood lipid levels; it helps stabilizing blood sugar levels and aids in the treatment of arterioscleroses, arthritis, and asthma.
Efficacy of garlic and its Allicin component prevents cancer, circulatory problems, colds, flu, digestive problems, heart disorders, insomnia, liver disease, ulcers, yeast infection, and sinusitis.

Phytochemcal contents of garlic including Allicin.

PhytochemcalBeta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, diallyl-0disulfide, ferulic acid, geraniol, kaempferol, linalool, oleanolic acid, p-coumaric acid, phloroglucinol, phytic acid, quercetin, rutin, s-allyl-cysteine, saponin, sinapic acid, and stigmasterol.

Nutrient content Nutrient contents of Allium Sativa (garlic-allicin)

It constitutes calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.

PrecautionsPrecautions

Usually not recommended for people who take anticoagulants, as garlic and its components has blood thinning actions.

Dosage

180mg of Allicin powder for couple of days to relieve cold and flu symptoms

Vitamin C supplements

Vitamin C supplementsOn a daily basis, our body utilizes antioxidant vitamins to support the immune system and fends off the unwelcome microbes and pathogens; vitamin C is one of the foremost antioxidant for this job. In recent years, vitamin C supplements gained so much popularity due to so many new discoveries regarding vitamin C effectiveness.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is required for at least three hundred metabolic functions in the body, including tissue growth, repair, adrenal gland function, and healthy gums. It also aids in the production of anti stress hormones and interferon which is a vital immune system protein. Moreover, vitamin C is needed for the metabolism of folic acid, tyrosine, and phenylalanine.
Some immune system cells such as phagocytes and t- cells collect more vitamin C, especially, when cold or flu bacteria or viruses attack; in order to perform their task that extra requirement of vitamin C can be replenished by vitamin C supplements. Many studies have confirmed that prophylactic intake of vitamin C can reduce the duration of the common cold symptoms.

Precautions

PrecautionsStomach irritation can occur possibly leading to ulcers, if aspirin and standard vitamin C (|ascorbic acid) are taken in the large doses. If you take aspirin regularly, use an esterified form of vitamin C, and take it separately from the aspirin.
If you are pregnant, do not take more than 5, 000 milligrams of vitamin C daily. A developing infant may become dependent on this supplement and develop scurvy when deprived of the accustomed mega doses after birth. If you have a bruise or sprained muscle, temporarily cut back on vitamin C to less than 90 milligrams daily. Larger amounts may combine with iron produced by the injuries to cause more damage. Avoid using chewable vitamin C supplement, because these can damage tooth enamel.

Dosage

200mg to 1000 mg during bout of common cold or for prevention

Photo of Louise and Richard founders of fitness holiday ThailandKeeping your immune system healthy and in tip top condition is important for preventing illness’s and disease. We hope our blog has been enlightening and useful. We are both passionate about staying fit and healthy and use these supplements ourselves in our holistic healing cupboard.

 

 

 

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