can anyone recommend some natural immunity boosters, I have tried airborne and zinc but need something new?

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  • Minx
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Eating fresh foods rich in antioxidants A, C, E and Zinc selenium and those rich in the EFA's (essential fatty acids) will all boost your immune system and function best together ♥

    ie ~ Vitamin A ~ liver, dark green and yellow vegies, carotts, pumpkin and yellow fruits;

    Without enough Vitamin A in your system no amount of potions or lotion will ever give you that rosy glow. Vitamin A will also work to protect the mucosal linings of your ear nose and throat ♥

    Vitamin C ~ citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges, strawberries and blackberries, leafy and green vegies, red and green peppers and tomatoes and potatoes.

    Vitamin C extends life by enabling protein cells to bind together and also aids in preventing many types of viruses and bacterial infections.

    Vitamin E ~ wheat germ, vegetable oils (olive oil), nuts, leafy and green vegies, spinach broccoli, whole wheat, whole grain cereals and eggs.

    vitamin E will keep you looking younger by retarding cellular aging due to oxidation (by plumping out those lines and extending the life of your cells) and also protect your lungs against air pollution by working with vitamin A.

    Selenium ~ seafood, liver, wheat germ, bran, tuna fish, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, garlic and brown rice.

    Selenium works in tandem with vitamin E thus they increase each others potency. selenium is another antioxidant that will slow the aging process for you.

    Zinc ~ essential for protein synthesis and collagen formation.

    Zinc also increases the power of vitamin C ten fold ♥

    foods rich in zinc are ~ meat, liver, seafood (especially oysters), wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, eggs and ground mustard.

    Cold water fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting are all rich in Essential Fatty Acids and will enhance the functioning of your immune system, help to lower blood pressure, keep sin, hair and nails healthy, help prevent depression by levelling out your mood and stress levels and alleviate the pain of theumatoid arthritis, just to mention a few.

    Pump up your fresh filtered water intake on a daily basis too to hydrate your body properly and plump up your skin and maintain your health, youth and vitality...... you need at least 2 - 3 litres of water per day. Geez, we need at 2 litres daily just to maintain aspiration (to breath!!)........... :0)

    Also try to cut back on B complex vitamin thieves such as caffeine, tea, sodas and soft drinks and alcohol if you drink any as they will also dehydrate you terribly.

    Take a multi B complex supplement also,particularly if you are lactose intolerant or vegetarian ~ get one including all the B's ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12...... as they all work best as a group.... Don't buy any of the B complex of vitamins individually unless specifically instructed to do so by a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath ♥

    The whole and natural food will always be the most nutritious and easiest to assimilate ♥

    Other things that will rob you of your precious B complex of vitamins are ~ antiobiotics, antidepressants, laxatives and diuretics, otc cold and flu meds .................. when we're under stress our B vitamins will be depleted first hun so bolster your immune, digestive and neural system by taking a B complex supplement ♥

    take care of you & hope i helped a bit ♥

    CHEERS

    Source(s): naturopath in training
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Include 1-2 cups of fresh carrot juice in your diet daily. A compound found in carrots that acts as a natural pesticide reduced the risk of cancer in rats by a third, report UK and Danish researchers. Several studies in recent years have shown that eating carotenoid-rich foods, such as tomato juice or carrot juice, can stimulate the immune system.

    * Get more sleep. Not getting enough sleep can reduce the effectiveness of your immune system by up to 50 per cent.

    * Drink fresh carrot juice at least once a day.

    * Try a fruit, vanilla yoghurt and bran cereal parfait. Layer in a glass using three different fruits.

  • 1 decade ago

    there are many vitamins and things advertised for boosting your immunity but actually they can cause more stress on your body and be more harmful than helpful. try to stick to something natural and a food so it will not stress your body or hinder yuor natual immunities. there is a Yogurt made with probiotics and will boost your immunity but the best thing is to eat fresh vegetables and fruit and best if they are organic. I use fresh lemon on food and try to incorperate barley grass, wheat grass and alphalpha greens into my diet. If there is a fresh squeezed juice place near your home, you may be able to get a wheatgrass shot (juice) (Jomba Juice stores on the West coast). the fresh raw greens can be a great sourse of pH boosters and alkaline juices can not only help your kidneys to purify you from toxins by flushing them out in your urine, but they have natural probiotics that keep your immune system very strong and can even help fight cancer cells from growing because many diseases love acids in the body. drink water that is ionized and you can keep your body happy and the immune system will do its job on its own effectively. The body is an incredable machine. Keep your foods natural and raw and your body will love you!!!

    Source(s): California Hippy nurse for many years....
  • 1 decade ago

    Try getting a lymph drainage massage. Your lymph system is your immune system and by getting a lymph drainage massage it speeds it up and increases your resistance to viruses! It really works, I got one months ago and I passed right over everything that was going around. Good luck!

    Source(s): Going to massage therapy school, passed Lymph massage!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Vitamin C---2000mgs. daily, Vitamin E---200mgs. a day.

    A good fish oil, and a multi-vitamin plus eat healthy. Stay out of the fast food places and avoiod as much sugar as possable. Ecercise at least 4 days a week. Thises thing will boost your emune system alot.

  • 1 decade ago

    organic apple cider vinegar (has to have "the mother in it). research it. you will be amazed at its healing qualities.

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