Immune Support formula: what's inside?
The VITL Nutrition Team
Our in-house Nutrition Team break down our ‘Immune Support’ product, explaining what the formula contains and how the ingredients help your immune system.
With the lingering flu season and the ever-present pandemic, 45% of people are more aware of their immunity according to the ‘Health of the Nation’ survey. The strength of your immune system is determined by how well your body can fight against pathogens and internal cell damage that can make you ill. 1
We’ve come up with a formulation to ensure that your immune system is fighting fit, including the following nutrients:
- vitamin C
- vitamin D
which have all been shown to contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system. 2
Studies have suggested that the combination of zinc and vitamin C may be effective at reducing symptom severity and shortening the duration of respiratory tract infections, including the common cold. 3, 4, 5
Plant extracts also have a role to play in immunity, especially elderberry and turmeric, which we have studied extensively and would recommend taking on a daily basis to keep your immune system on form. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric 6 has been studied for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and may modulate signals between cells involved in regulating your immune response. 7, 8, 9
Beta glucans (a type of dietary fibre, found in oats and certain mushrooms) have recently been studied for their antimicrobial properties and immune-modulating effects (adjusting or strengthening of the immune system). 8, 9 Early research has suggested that a dose as low as 100mg can affect certain immune response cells such as macrophages and natural killer cells which influence the growth of tumour cells. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Warding off infection and feeling vibrant and healthy on a day-to-day basis is fundamental to optimal everyday wellbeing. And it sounds much simpler than it is, due to the various factors that influence our immune system. Rest assured that by supplementing with Vitl vitamins, you are covering part of the bases necessary for supporting your immune system optimally.
One customer said “I had been suffering from a low immune system, catching a cold every few weeks, and poor sleep. I have been using Vitl personalised vitamins for a month now and am feeling amazing! I sleep better so I'm up earlier to enjoy the day, I don't feel like I have a cold all the time! - Sarah J.
Another customer stated “My immune system was always bad. I was always catching colds and getting chest infections. Since taking Vitl I have not even had a cold. I'm amazed and very, very happy.” - Chloe P.
“I've been taking the Vitl for a few years now and I genuinely believe they give me that certain spring in my step. Plus I haven't had a cold for years despite my work colleagues sneezing around me!” - Helena Q
Check out our Immune Support here.