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Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Immunity

Vitamins/Nutrition

Vitamin C

Many nutritionists consider vitamin C to be the single most important supplemental nutrient for maintaining a strong, efficient immune system and recovering from infections.

Vitamin C strengthens the immune system. It is a critical nutrient when you contract an infection. Vitamin C is important for the proper functioning of white blood cells. It is very effective against infectious diseases. It is an important supplement for the management of Cancer and against Cancer. More. -->

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a critical Vitamin in enhancing immunity. It plays a key role in maintaining the integrity of all the epithelial surfaces in the body, such as the skin, the lining of the respiratory tracts and digestive tracts. These surfaces are the first to be exposed to external environment and foreign invaders. More -->

The Carotenoids and Beta Carotene

When people eat diet rich in carotenoids, they derive benefits from the carotenoids' antioxidant qualities. Carotenoids are very powerful antioxidants, whereas vitamin A is only a mild antioxidant.

Carotene is an important nutrient in boosting immunity. It is a potent antioxidant. It also appears to help protect us against many forms of cancer. More -->

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has a documented effect on supporting immune cell activity and increasing resistance to infections. It both enhances and protects the immune system. More -->

Selenium

The importance of selenium in thwarting viral infections is illustrated by the fact that a number of deadly viruses (such as HIV, Ebola, etc.) have emerged from regions in Africa such as Zaire, which appear to be selenium deficient.  More -->

Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10)

CoQ10 functions as a powerful antioxidant, much like other antioxidant nutrients, such as vitamins C and E. It has beneficial effects in treating infections. More -->.

Amino Acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Twenty are required in human health, and eight of these are considered essential nutrients because the body cannot make them. Several amino acids are important in immune system.

Lysine is an anti- infective amino acid. It boosts the body's production of antiviral agents.

Carnitine  works closely with CoQ10 and transports fats into the mitochondria. Infections appear to deplete carnitine levels. Carnitine supplementation restores the immune response. 

Several glutathione-containing compounds are involved in immunity, detoxification of hazardous compounds, and quenching free radicals. Glutathione also enhances the activity of the white blood cells. More -->

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Pyridoxine activates many enzyme systems in the body. It also assists in the absorption of vitamin B-12 and aids immune system function.

Vitamin B6 deficiency can lead to depressed immunity by a decrease in the number and activity of lymphocytes, and a decrease in antibody production. More --->

Alpha-lipoic Acid

Antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, and taurine and vitamin C that elevate levels of glutathione, are found to counter the toxicity. More -->

Zinc

Zinc is a major protector of the immune system and an important disease fighter. It is essential for immune system function carried out by the white blood cells. More -->

Flavonoids (Bioflavonoids)

Numerous studies have shown that people eating high- flavonoid diets have a lower-than-average risk of developing heart disease and cancer. These nutrients also enhance the activity of white blood cells and boost the body's defenses against a broad range of bacterial and viral infections, from urinary tract infections to HIV. More -->

Bee Propolis and Honey

Modern research has verified several antibacterial applications of honey and propolis. More -->

Melatonin

Melatonin has been shown to help prevent lethal toxins from Cancer exposure. More -->

Iron Chelators

IP6 has been found to have similar iron-chelating properties as desferrioxamine, a drug commonly used to kill germs, tumor cells or to remove undesirable minerals from the body. More -->

Recommended Daily Supplement Dosages For Adults

See Also:

Nutrition Infocenter in Holisticonline.com

Vitamin Infocenter in Holisticonline.com

Diet/ Nutrition for Stress Management

Vitamin And Mineral Therapy for Stress Management

Nutrition and Diet Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

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