Best Vitamins and Supplements For Immune System / Stop Getting Sick!

Stephanie: In today’s video, I’m going to
share with you the best vitamins, minerals, and herbs for overall immune support and to
boost your immune system. Stephanie: Hey everyone, this is Stephanie
from Fast Track to Health Wellness Center. Welcome to the channel. So I often get asked, “What’s the best way
to boost my immune system, to keep my immune system strong? I’m very prone to infections or viral attacks.” So in today’s video, I’m going to tell you
exactly which vitamins and minerals are the best ones to take. Because there are so many choices out there
and people are just randomly going out to the vitamin store and just buying, I hate
to say it, but garbage supplements. So what’s right and what’s wrong? So today I’m going to educate you on that. Stephanie: So I’m not going to get to every
single supplement under the sun, but I want to get to the most important ones in all of
the categories that I just mentioned. Let’s start with minerals, okay? Because minerals are really awesome for immune
support, for viruses especially. So the number one mineral for immune support
is actually calcium. Now, most people, when they think of calcium,
they think of bones. But calcium is utilized in every area of the
body, and it is the most abundant mineral that exists in the body. So it’s crucial and very important for the
immune system as well, especially for viruses. So in our clinic, we use a form of calcium
called calcium lactate, which is very well absorbed compared to what’s on the market,
which is mostly calcium carbonate. That’s basically just limestone, so it’s very
difficult to absorb that. Citrate is sort of in the middle, it’s halfway
decent. But like I said, in our clinic we use calcium
lactate, and that is the number one mineral for viruses especially. Stephanie: Okay, now let’s turn to trace minerals,
okay? Because calcium is a macro mineral. Then you have the smaller minerals, the trace
minerals. The number one in this category is zinc. So you’ve heard of zinc and I’m sure you’ve
probably heard that zinc deficiency is very common, and it is. It’s very hard to be absorbed actually even
from food because of other factors that you may be ingesting at the same time, because
of gut health. But zinc is really, really crucial for the
immune system. So the best forms of zinc to take are zinc
orotate or zinc picolinate. So trace mineral zinc is next. Stephanie: Okay, now let’s move over to the
vitamin category. So first, let’s talk about the number one
vitamin that people think of when they think of immune system. That’s vitamin C. So vitamin C is a water
soluble vitamin, meaning that it doesn’t stay in your body very long. You have to get it on a regular basis in order
for it to be utilized. It’s obviously in many foods that you can
get into your diet, so that’s a great thing. But if you’re not eating foods rich in vitamin
C, you may be having a deficiency. And so this is a great vitamin to make sure
you’re getting enough of when you’re sick. Stephanie: Now, one thing I want to say as
far as the vitamin C on the market, about at least 90% of the vitamin C’s on the market
are synthetic. They’re not actually the whole vitamin C complex. They’re just ascorbic acid, which is just
a fraction of the actual vitamin C complex. So in a whole food form, vitamin C has other
factors in it besides just ascorbic acid. So take a look at your vitamin C bottle and
read the ingredients, and you will see that the only ingredient listed there is ascorbic
acid. And nine times out of 10, that’s basically
just genetically modified corn syrup and from China nowadays. So make sure you’re getting a whole food vitamin
C. At our office we use one from Standard Process called Cataplex C. And like I said,
it contains all of the complex of vitamin C, not just ascorbic acid, which is basically
a preservative. Stephanie: So next, let’s move on to the most
important fat soluble vitamin. That is vitamin D. Now, I’m sure you guys
have heard about vitamin D, it’s all over the news all the time. Even your doctor is checking your vitamin
D levels. Even though it’s considered a vitamin, it’s
also more like a hormone. It’s very strong and has a very strong actions
in the body. So the best way to get vitamin D, as you probably
already know, is from the sun. And you only need about 20 or 30 minutes a
day. So if you can get outside, even just your
face and part of your skin uncovered without sunglasses every day for 20 to 30 minutes,
or even stand near a window, that would be great. Okay? Because that’s the best way to get it into
your body. You can take it as a supplement as well. Stephanie: However, when you supplement with
D, you have to really be careful with all the other co-factors or what other deficiencies
you could possibly have, because all the vitamins work together in tandem. So if you’re getting too much or too little
of something, you could be effecting everything else. So when you’re taking vitamin D, you have
to make sure you’re taking the right amount of calcium, magnesium, vitamin K. So it’s kind of a little bit complicated. So you might want to work with someone on
this to make sure you’re doing the vitamin D correctly. But at least your doctor’s probably going
to test your vitamin D so you’ll be able to know if you’re low in this vitamin that’s
very important for immune health. Stephanie: Okay, now, last but not least,
we’re going to talk about the best herb in my opinion, to boost overall immune health. And that is echinacea. So echinacea is a very popular herb, and I’m
sure you’ve heard of it. Now, what it basically does is it boosts your
innate immune system. There are two branches of the immune system,
the innate immune system, and the antibody mediated immune system. So most of the immune system, our body is
innate, about 95% is innate. So that’s basically the way that our body
just fights off any invaders that come into our body. So echinacea just makes the innate immune
system stronger to help you fight things off. Stephanie: So the product that we use at our
office is from a company called Metiherb, and it’s called Echinacea Premium. Not all echinacea formulas are created equal. One of the ways that you can tell if your
echinacea is good and pure is to put it on your tongue and see if it starts to make your
tongue tingle a little bit. If it does, then you know you have a good
form of it. Stephanie: Now, one other thing I want to
mention, because autoimmune disease is really common nowadays, and a lot of people think
that they can’t take echinacea if they have autoimmune disease. Well, even though you might see some things
online about that, the company that we use has also done their own research into this
area and they have found that the echinacea that we’re using does not interfere or make
autoimmune disease worse. As a matter of fact, it makes it better. So that’s a very controversial subject and
I’m sure some people are going to comment about it below, which is fine. But I have not seen any bad effects from using
echinacea with any of my autoimmune patients. I just want to let you guys know that. And I personally take it year round just to
keep my immune system very strong. Stephanie: So there you have it guys. We have, in the mineral category, calcium
is number one. The number one trace mineral is zinc. The number one water soluble vitamin is vitamin
C. The number one fat soluble vitamins is vitamin D. And the number one herbs is echinacea. By the way you guys, down below you can download
my free ebook that tells you more in detail about nutrient deficiencies and goes into
detail about that. So check it out below and download it. It’s yours for free. If you need our help, we offer free consultations
and we can give you a customized protocol to help you with your individual needs. All right guys, thank you so much for listening. Stay healthy and keep your immune system strong. Thanks.

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10 thoughts on “Best Vitamins and Supplements For Immune System / Stop Getting Sick!

  1. I take calcium lactate just to balance the daily acid load that comes with living. Very helpful information. You're a beautiful lady!

  2. I need to start taking way more of these supplements especially lately for my immune system is shot. Thank you for all the great info and some of the ways to boost the immune!

  3. I had a stroke at 33. After that I found that I had to take high quality vitamins if I didn’t want to be a zombie. Thanks for this info. It was helpful.

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