- Dr. Jill Kenney, Naturopathic Medicine, Fairfield, CT
5 Effective Immune System Nutrients
1. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that supports the immune system, helps with wound healing, and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Some signs that you could be deficient in zinc are: frequent colds, poor concentration, slow wound healing, and fatigue.
2. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid antioxidant which helps to scavenge or get rid of free radicals. It also has anti-viral properties. 3. Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin which helps fight infections and viruses. 4. NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) helps the body clear mucus. It is also the precursor to glutathione which is a strong antioxidant that helps the body detoxify.
5. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the immune system function optimally. If you are wondering how much vitamin D to take, it’s best to have your values checked.
Please note that these are general recommendations and may not be safe for everyone. If you have any questions, please call my office or schedule an "Immune System" 30 min appointment.