- Vitamin D supplementation is super important in the Pacific Northwest but likely everywhere in the winter. Testing levels can help determine how much is needed. Vitamin D helps boost immune function, and low levels may be related to immune suppression.
- Vitamin A is an excellent anti-viral. Supplementation can help ward off infection.
- A good quality probiotic (the “good bacteria” you’ve perhaps heard about), which balances immune function. Probiotics are also excellent for clearing excess hormones.
- Zinc supplementation is essential for immunity. Most Americans are zinc deficient. Zinc balances many functions in the body including immune resistance. Without it, the body is at a critical disadvantage fighting infections.
A combination of these can help reduce your risk of illness and keep you healthy this holiday season. If you have tried these and still get sick a lot, call for a consultation.