Chances are, someone you know has got the flu or a cold right now. Would you rather not be one of the sick masses? Us either. You’re going to need to make your body as resilient as possible this fall, because germs are going to do everything they can to make you feel under the weather. Give your immune system a hand with these five supplements. (And as always, check with your doctor first.)
1. NAC (N-Acetylcysteine): This supplement is usually used to loosen mucus (yum!), and has also been shown to reduce susceptibility to the flu.
2. Vitamin D: Taking vitamin D supplements stimulates your immune system, which helps it kill viruses. We get less natural vitamin D from the sun in the winter, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough.
3. American ginseng (Panax cinquefolium): Want to stimulate your immune system? Research shows that taking an extract of American ginseng could decrease the development of colds or respiratory infections.
4-5. Selenium and Zinc: Studies suggest that taking zinc and selenium daily beef up your immune system and decreases your risk of getting a respiratory infection.
via Huffington Post