There are 3 key vitamins for the immune system that everyone should know about. And be supplementing with. They are:
I’ve listed them in what I believe are their importance. Not to your general health. But to improve the function of your immune system. In today’s blog post I’ll provide you with additional information on why these 3 key vitamins for the immune system are so important.
Let’s start with Vitamin D.
According to the National Institutes of Health from their article titled “Vitamin D and the Immune System” they state the following:
“Vitamin D can modulate the innate and adaptive immune responses. Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an increased susceptibility to infection.”
In my article “Understanding Your Immune System” I cover both the Innate and Adaptive components of the immune system. Here’s a link to this article.
In looking over the information from the National Institutes of Health, the critical role that vitamin D plays is in the communication process of the immune system.
When to turn it on and off. As well as which of the immune cells of the Innate and Adaptive systems would best serve the direct needs of your body.
Thus helping to make sure that your immune system doesn’t overreact. As well as making sure that it properly recognizes pathogens so that your body can respond.
A good example of this is how proper levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream help to prevent respiratory infections. This makes proper vitamin D levels extremely important during cold and flu seasons.
And with the CoVid19 pandemic there is new research showing how normal vitamin D levels help to prevent catching this disease. Read More →