Whatever diet you follow, getting nutrients in sufficient quantity may help build your body’s immune system against many diseases.
Nutritional supplements, in USA, aren’t viewed as traditional treatments as insufficient science evidence hasn’t passed FDA standards. Nutrients may be health enhancers and are frequently discussed outside the USA. Most of the USA medical community has not been taught nutritional approaches to aid and reduce severity of certain sicknesses.
The USA hospital system works toward reducing symptomatic reactions to sickness. Using vitamins and nutrients routinely aim at supporting body wellness. It is alternate therapy as opposed to traditional therapy. Nonetheless, the USA National Institutes of Health cites research studies on how vitamins impact boosting immunity to viruses, fungi, and bacteria in the first place.
Examples of nutrients, according to Harvard Nutrition Center, that have been identified as critical for the growth and function of immune cells include vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, iron, and protein (including the amino acid glutamine). They are found in a variety of plant and animal foods. You might also find Elderberry, Echinacea, Astragalus and Golden Seal in some immune support combination pills.
Dosages? Supplements, derived naturally or through lab, are chemicals and routine dosage is an issue. I suggest contacting a registered nutritionist. Overdosing may induce digestive problems. Overdosing Vitamin D3 (more than 5,000 IU) every day may lead to intracranial pressure, according to American Journal of Medicine. Symptoms of increased intracranial pressure may include lethargy, vomiting, seizures, vision changes, and behavior changes. Signs of too much zinc include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and headaches. When people take too much zinc for a long time, they sometimes have problems such as low copper levels, lower immunity, and low levels of HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol).
So…although these immune elevation supplements may help reduce severity of COVID-19 symptoms (for example), overdosing these will deliver reversed and uncomfortable results.
This is why a local registered nutritionist should be consulted when taking large doses of supplements routinely. It is possible to have too much of a good thing. What is your proper dose?
Locked in a coronavirus-19 pandemic, these supplements are getting more exposure. With no prescriptions required, these are easily accessible. A medically trained doctor is unlikely to provide more than anecdotal advice. It is very valuable to connect with a registered nutritionist.
After all this, proper dieting and exercise is always advised by all.
Vitamin nutrients for immune system may thwart sickness when used reasonably. During the pandemic, it’s more protection in addition to masks, shields, and other protective gear. That is until a dependable vaccine comes along.