As the seasons change, many people seek out ways to boost their immune systems for the challenges that come with a new time of year. To truly stay healthy, it is important to strengthen your immune system proactively to help maintain your health.*
Immune boosters are often used during the changing of the seasons and do not actually protect the body year-round. In fact, taking an immune booster for too long can even add stress on the immune system. An immune strengthener, on the other hand, is safe for daily use, making your immune system better prepared to play defense.*
Taking a high-quality supplement in addition to eating a diet rich in vitamin C and antioxidants can help fortify the body's defenses. To build your body’s best defense, your diet should include several fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, garlic and low-sugar yogurt.
Fermented foods can also boost immunity in the body. In fact, studies show that a lack of fermented foods in the body can cause immunity to fall(1). The gut is responsible for maintaining healthy bacteria to help promote healthy immune system function. When gut bacteria become imbalanced due to environmental factors or diet, the body’s immune response may be weakened(1).
In addition to eating a healthy diet, it’s important to getenough sleep, exercise regularly and stay hydrated in order to keep immunity strong. Limiting sugar and alcohol will also help your body mount a healthy immune system response.
While food and lifestyle changes can support the body in its fight against outside invaders, a supplement high in vitamin C and zinc, along with fermented ingredients can strengthen the gut and maintain immune support over time as well. This is why Physician’s Choice developed Immune + with EpiCor.
Physician’s Choice Immune + acts as an immune strengthener instead of an immune booster.
The primary ingredient in our immunity supplement isEpiCor, a fermented whole-food that starts out as simple yeast. It is refined through a fermentation and drying process that transforms this yeast into an immune-system powerhouse enriched with proteins, polyphenols, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are easily absorbed in the body and support the immune system for longer periods of time.Studies show EpiCor also helped improve seasonal histamine issues while fortifying seasonal defense (2).*
Physician’s Choice immunity supplement also contains vitamin c and zinc, both immunity used historically as two of the most popular immune system boosters. This vitamin can naturally be found in oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, kale and broccoli but the body cannot produce the vitamin on its own. Vitamin C also protects us fromoxidative stress produced by pollution in the air and other exposures to the environment(3).*
Zinc is also essential to building up immunity.Zinc deficiency, while not common in the U.S., can negatively impact healthy immune system function. As an antioxidant, zinc combats temporary inflammation in the body. It’s commonly found in high protein foods and can also help improve the appearance of hair and skin.*
Studies have shown that taking a combination of vitamin C and zinc can help improve seasonal immune issues(4).*
All Physician’s Choice supplements are made with natural, research-backed formulas. All of our products are manufactured in the USA in cGMP certified facilities and are independently tested for purity. Our supplements are created from ethically sourced ingredients and produced in a contaminant-free environment creating the best product possible for your overall health.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Regina Kaza - Contributing Writer, Physician's Choice