Sometimes we don’t get the optimal amount of nutrients from our diet. Whether it’s due to a dietary restriction or because of the quality of our foods, nutritional supplementation can provide the nutrients that we may lack in our diets. The immune system depends on these nutrients to perform optimally. Certain common nutrients play key roles in regulating the immune system, while allowing it to kill off pathogens as quickly as possible.
We often recommend nutritional supplementation to support our patients that have signs of low nutrient status or suboptimal diets. The recommendations for patients to achieve optimal immune function differ by the individual, but vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A, magnesium, zinc, selenium and others play key roles and are often found to be deficient in our patients.