Nutritional support for immune health can be an important step to keep you healthy during cold and flu season. In addition the the flu vaccine, antioxidants and nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, and Fiber can play an important role in supporting and boosting your immune system to keep you healthy.
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Statistics suggest that 40-50% of otherwise healthy adults and children don’t intake enough Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, but what most people don’t realize is that magnesium aids in activating Vitamin D so that your body can use it.
Daily recommended intake of Vitamin D is based on miscalculations in the original research, contributing to an increase in deficiency and related health issues. Corrections to the calculations indicate the RDA of Vitamin D should be increased to avoid health consequences of inadequate daily intake and deficiency.
Ideally, following a healthy and well-balanced diet should provide your body with all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it needs for optimum health. However, even with our best efforts there are some key nutrients that most people simply are not getting enough of without incorporating nutritional supplements.