The key nutrients for building your immune system include:
Vitamin C: Can be found in raw sauerkraut, leafy greens and grass fed beef. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect your cells and can help fight infections.
Vitamin D: Is most important as it influences every part of your immune system and helps curb inflammation. Also helps in fighting off infections. Found in butter and cod liver oil.
- Vitamin A Helps the body make antibodies and helps to tag bad nutrients and kills tagged antibodies. Supports your immune cells. Found in grass fed butter and egg yolks.
- Vitamin E protects lipid membranes from being damaged. Fasting can help cells become stronger. Found in butter, leafy greens, egg yolks and nuts
- Zinc: Essential for immune system function and allows the thymus to do its job. Helps with wound healing as T cells can not fight without enough zinc. Found in shell fish, eggs, and red meat.
Iron: Important for proper immune function and as it helps transport oxygen in the body.
Copper works with zinc and selenium. It is an antioxidant . Found in shellfish, seafood and eggs.
Selenium: Antioxidant that helps with immune response and protects cells against inflammation. Found in sea foods and brazil nuts.
Probiotics: Are a live bacteria and yeast that help maintain gut health and improve overall immune function.
It is important to get these nutrients through a balanced diet and through high quality supplements.