Beyond the importance of eating a healthy diet to help support your body, it’s important to get the nutrients you need to support your immune system. Taking good care of your body allows your body to take good care of you. Here are some vitamins and minerals for immune support to focus on. You’ve got this!
There are many vitamins and minerals that are important for health. But there are a few nutrients that have key roles in immune support: vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc. There are also botanicals such as elderberry fruit that have been traditionally used to help support the immune system.
Vitamin D supports your immune system and is often called the “sunshine vitamin.” That’s because, unlike other nutrients, vitamin D can be produced when the sun hits your skin. The ability for vitamin D to be created by the sun depends on many factors, including geographical location, time of day, pollution, weather, skin color, and sunscreen.
If you aren’t able to get vitamin D from the sun, it’s good to know you can find vitamin D in some foods. You can find vitamin D in fatty fish, beef liver, egg yolks, cheese, and some mushrooms. Cow’s milk is also fortified with vitamin D.
If you are not sure if you get enough vitamin D from the sun and food, there are vitafusion™ gummies to help you get the vitamin D you are looking for:
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports immune health*. Antioxidants help fight free radicals which are naturally produced by our bodies*.
While many people think of citrus fruits as a source of Vitamin C, it is also found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables! Some of these vitamin C rich foods include kiwifruit, mangoes, broccoli, bell peppers, winter squashes, and bok choy.
vitafusion™ also offers delicious vitamin C gummies bursting with citrus flavors:
Zinc is an essential mineral that supports immune health and provides cell support.* Zinc can be found in foods like shellfish, a wide variety of meats and poultry, beans, cheeses, and nuts.
If you are looking for a zinc gummy, try vitafusion™ Power Zinc. It is a delicious, strawberry-tangerine flavored gummy containing high potency zinc per serving for immune support*, plus vitamin C.
Elderberry is not a vitamin or mineral but is actually a dark purple berry from the European or Black Elder tree. Historically, elderberry has been used to support the immune system.* Vitafusion™ Elderberry gummies offers 225 mg of elderberry juice per serving along with vitamins C and D in a delicious natural berry flavor.
Yes – not only are there single nutrient supplements like vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc, but there are multivitamin supplements available with these nutrients that can help support the immune system.
Making sure your diet is varied and balanced as well as getting enough sleep and physical activity help support your immune system. Vitafusion™ gummy vitamins are here to support you so you can take on your day!
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