Which Vitamins Are Most Important to the Immune System?

Immune system

Our specialized team at Eastside Family Health Center (EHFC), with an office in Kirkland, Washington, has different therapies to help you stay as healthy as possible. 

Why is your immune system important?

The body’s very own military – Your immune system – protects you against any invaders that could make you sick. 

Your immune system is your body’s very own military that protects you against any invaders that could make you sick. It’s made up of a lot of cells, organs, and tissues that fend off outside invaders, which are also called antigens.

There are many different things that could make you ill, that teh immune system protects you from, which includes:

Your immune system is amazing at immediately detecting something that doesn’t belong in your body. It launches an immediate defense against even the tiniest of invaders in your body.

So how does your immune system work? It begins its work by creating a tight barrier everywhere in your body that stops detrimental invaders from getting into your system. However, there are viruses and bacteria that sometimes cross this barrier, so your immune system immediately steps up by releasing white blood cells that hunt down the invaders and destroy them.

Your immune system can fight off diseases like the flu, a cold, and even cancer cells when it is at its best and completely healthy. However, there are a lot of things that could potentially weaken your immune system, so keeping it at its best keeps your body happy and healthy.

Vitamins and your immune system

your immune system can’t stay at the top of its game and keep the rest of your body healthy, without a little help. So what can be done? The beneficial option is to boost your natural immunity through vitamins. 

The best way for you to get these essential vitamins into your immune system is by consuming a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables. However, it is not only important during flu season; but also all year-round to keep your immune system thriving and ready to fight.

The best way to keep your immune system healthy is through a proper diet; however, certain vitamins in supplements may help give your immune system the boost it needs. Let us look at the vitamins you need to focus on.

Important vitamins to boost the immune system

For the healthy functioning of your body - vitamins are vital - you want to make sure that you’re getting the correct amount of them to ensure your immune system is at its best.Here are a few of the most vital vitamins that your immune system needs:

This vitamin is not produced or stored in your body, so make sure you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables containing this vitamin to help your immune system. Vitamin C is probably the biggest immune-boosting vitamin.

Vitamin D is another important vitamin for your immune system. You receive a lot of it from the sun, but sometimes that is not enough, and supplementation is needed. 

For the proper functioning of your immune system this vitamin is critical. It is a powerful antioxidant and also aids in keeping bacteria and viruses at bay when they attack.

Vitamin A is essential in helping to fend off dangerous infections. Your immune system requires this vitamin to help keep you and your body as healthy as possible.

To function properly your body needs vitamin B6. This vitamin helps sustain  your immune system and all of its components working to fight off any kind of invader.

Although these are few of the most important vitamins required for your immune system, there are other nutrients that you need, including folate and iron. Selenium is another nutrient that helps strengthen your immune system.

At our facility, our doctors offer IV vitamin infusion therapy to help provide your immune system the boost it needs. Although your daily diet provides most of the nutrients you need, an infusion that is rich in these specific vitamins can help keep you disease-free all year round.

If you’ve been thinking about providing your immune system a much-needed boost, call our conveniently located office in Kirkland, Washington. You can also book an appointment online today using our online booking tool.

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