What are immune boosters?
There are certain oral vitamins and supplements that we call "immune boosters" which, when taken can strengthen your immune system. This will aid in making it more difficult for viruses and bacteria to make you sick. Some examples include:
Black Seed Oil
Airborne Immune Support Supplements
How do immune boosters help your body?
All of the boosters mentioned above, except probiotics, are considered antioxidants or contain antioxidants. Antioxidants substances that eliminate potentially harmful cells in our bodies which improves our overall health. The elimination of these harmful cells allows for the immune system to do its duties without any issues.
Probiotics, however, work by introducing healthy bacteria into our GI tract. They indirectly act as immune boosters by increasing the diversity of bacteria in the gut and acting as a natural defense against foreign bacteria.
What other ways can I boost my immune system?
While immune boosters are convenient and helpful, you should not rely on boosters alone to build up your immune system. Here are multiple daily lifestyle changes you can make to positively influence your immune system:
Getting an adequate amount of sleep
Eating a mixed diet of fresh fruits and vegetables
Light exercise for 30 minutes a day
Limiting alcohol consumption
Getting recommended vaccinations
Before you start taking any kind of supplement, always talk to your doctor beforehand to discuss if those supplements might interact with your medications. Your doctor can inform you of which supplements are right for you and how much you should take.