Illness, injury and stress are examples of conditions that can affect your immunity.
A good diet and appropriate levels of the vitamins and minerals that support your immune system are essential.
If you are susceptible to infections or need immune support you may wish to consider additional vitamins A, B6, folate, B12, C and D, as well as the trace minerals zinc and selenium, which all contribute to the normal function of your immune system.
Viral infections are of significant current concern with avoidance, isolation and hygiene methods such as handwashing being essential interventions to help you prevent the spread viruses, specifically COVID-19. Supporting innate immunity can be an additional useful intervention to help protect your health.
Our own innate immune system has multiple interventions to enable us to fight off viral infections and in healthy individuals with robust immunity duration and severity of infections are reduced and could be prevented.
1-3/1-6 beta glucans from saccharomyces cerevisiae possess immune supporting properties and have been used traditionally for providing immune support.
Beta glucans have been shown to have an immune boosting effect on T cells, natural killer cells, cytokine production and antibody reaction all of which are involved in the prevention and fight against viruses.
Priming the innate immune system with 1-3, 1-6 beta glucan has repeatedly been shown to increase resistance to bacteria and viruses in humans.
1-3/1-6 Beta glucans have been demonstrated to prevent and reduce duration of upper respiratory tract infections in older adults.
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