Last year’s flu season was the deadliest in decades. According to the Associated Press, 80,000 people died from influenza. Getting sick is a risk you don’t need to take.
If you didn’t get a flu shot, make sure you’re supplying your body with enough essential vitamins to keep your immune system strong this season. Beware though, not every item that’s marketed to help prepare your immune system actually does. Here’s the lowdown:
Vitamin C won’t prevent or cure your cold, unless you’re the type to regularly, and vigorously, exercise in subarctic conditions. In fact, ingesting an excess amount of vitamin C could encourage the formation of kidney stones. If you’re not severely deficient in vitamin C, most health professionals recommend sourcing that essential nutrient from food.
Instead, if you’re looking for cold and flu relief, studies have shown that zinc is more effective because it assists in activating white blood cells. Making sure you’re receiving enough zinc in your diet is linked to a more effective immune response and even prevents the rhinovirus from duplicating.
Prevention is always an easy way to avoid the problem all together. If you’re deficient in Vitamin D, making sure you add a supplement to your daily routine can reduce the risk of respiratory infection by half.
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