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Vitamins, Minerals & Herbals for Immune Support

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At this time, it’s more important than ever to give yourself and your immune system extra support.

A Healthy Diet is Key to Support Your Immune System


We know, it’s hard! Here are some tips:


  • Try to stick to your normal eating routine
  • Don’t skip meals
  • Consume adequate protein every day
  • Choose clean, quality protein such as organic chicken, turkey, and fresh fish such as salmon
  • Include plenty of fresh organic fruits and veggies for vitamins, minerals and fibre
  • Have a quality, organic protein shake using Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein, Raw Organic Fit or Raw Organic Meal Powder


Microbiome Supplements for a Healthy Immune System


With about 70-80% of our immune system cells located in our gastrointestinal tract, a strong immune system starts with a healthy gut.


Many people aren’t aware of the importance of adding good bacteria to support a healthy digestive and immune system. Give your body the support it needs with a clean, high-quality microbiome supplement.


Here’s what to look for:


  • Look for a high-potency probiotic with a high CFU count and multiple microbiome strains
  • Look for ingredients such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 and Lactobacillus fermentum



Key Vitamins & Minerals for Immune Support


Be sure to include a wide variety of colourful organic vegetables and fruits in your diet to get the antioxidants you need to help fight free radicals.


All vitamins and minerals are important, but we are going to focus on three that you want to be sure you are getting enough of, especially during this time:

Vitamin C


No surprise here! Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient and is a potent antioxidant.


  • Look for foods such as organic bell peppers, kiwi, citrus fruits and broccoli
  • Try to steer clear of orange juice as it is full of sugar
  • Supplement with our delicious Organics Vitamin C Spray – great for the entire family!


Vitamin D


It’s highly unlikely that you have optimal levels of vitamin D in your blood unless you are supplementing.





Zinc is an essential mineral that’s primarily found in meat so for vegans and vegetarians, zinc supplementation is recommended.


  • Look for grass-fed meat, which tends to be high in bioavailable zinc
  • Vegans and vegetarians may have a higher need for supplementation
  • Supplement with our Vitamin Code Raw Vegan Zinc Capsules for those needing an extra boost





To ensure you’re getting a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals, try taking a multivitamin supplement. Available in a variety of forms, including multivitamin gummies and multivitamin chewable tablets, you’ll be able to boost your nutrient intake in one convenient supplement. Look for formulas that have been tailored to your specific health needs, such as these multivitamins for men and multivitamin gummies for women.



Herbals that Support a Healthy Immune System


Herbals have been used for medicinal purposes since the days of ancient Egyptians, when people became aware of their benefits. We’re going to focus on two herbals you want in your cupboard.



Elderberries are rich in polyphenols, which can help to support the immune system.


Include berries of all kinds – especially organic elderberries – in your diet.



Oil of Oregano


Oregano oil is high in phenols (thymol and carvacrol), which are believed to have beneficial antioxidant effects.


  • Has been used as a traditional medicine for over 2,000 years
  • Get into the habit of carrying oregano oil with you at all times, but only use at the very first sign of sniffles or a cold
  • Try Organics Oil of Oregano Drops (only 6 drops per day taken in a glass of water between meals)



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2020-04-06 14:35:15By Garden of Life

Dawn Thorpe Jarvis, MSc

Dawn Thorpe Jarvis, MSc

Writer and expert

Dawn Thorpe Jarvis, MSc, is a Registered and Accredited Sports Dietitian with over 30 years’ experience as a nutritionist. She is Chief Dietitian to the Lawn Tennis Association, Lecturer for the Sports Nutrition Foundation, and Senior Director of Nutritional Science at Garden of Life.