The immune system is essential for our survival and has several critical functions that protect the human body. It guards against damage, disease, and infectious organisms, including bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses in the environment.
Eating a balanced and healthy diet is critical, and the recommended essential nutrients that support immune health include vitamins A, C, B6, and E, as well as folate, selenium, iron, and zinc, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Immune-boosting supplements may contain one or more of the vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, along with trace elements of zinc and selenium.
For more specific health and wellness inquiries, Dr. Bull (Naturopathic Doctor) can see you for a complementary consultation, or a more in-depth consultation.