Healthy Immune System

Multivitamins and Healthy Immune Function

Immune Health

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Adequate nutrient intakes are required for the immune system to function efficiently. A good multivitamin can enhance the immune system by supporting the body’s natural defenses on both a structural and cellular level.

An article published in the British Journal of Nutrition summarizes the roles of select vitamins and trace elements in immune function. Adequate intakes of micronutrients are required for the immune system to function efficiently. Micronutrient deficiency suppresses immunity by affecting antibody responses, leading to imbalances in the immune system. This situation increases susceptibility to infections, which increases disease and death risk. In addition, infections aggravate micronutrient deficiencies by reducing nutrient intake, increasing losses, and interfering with utilization by altering metabolic pathways. Inadequate intakes of micronutrients are common in people with eating disorders, smokers (active and passive), individuals with chronic alcohol abuse, certain diseases, during pregnancy and lactation, and in the elderly.

Micronutrients contribute to the body’s natural defenses on three levels by supporting physical barriers (skin/mucosa), cellular immunity, and antibody production. Vitamins A, C, E, and the mineral zinc assist in enhancing the skin barrier function. Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folic acid, and the minerals iron, zinc, copper and selenium work synergistically to support the protective activities of the immune cells. Finally, all these micronutrients, with the exception of vitamin C and iron, are essential for the production of antibodies.

Overall, inadequate intake and status of these vitamins and minerals may lead to a suppressed immune system, which increases the risk of infections and aggravates malnutrition. Therefore, supplementation with a multivitamin that includes these micronutrients can support the body’s natural defense system by enhancing all three levels of immunity.

Br J Nutr. 2007 Oct;98 Suppl 1:S29-35.

How is USANA products different?

Let us now see the specific products information recommended to manage this condition:

Health Pak 100:

It is a comprehensive formula engineered to provide the ultimate in antioxidant protection – assisting in the maintenance of healthy eyes, providing a source of calcium that may assist in the prvention of osteporois, and providing relief from musular aches and pains. In addition, HealthPak 100 contains unique combination of antioxidant ingredients to give you a full-spectrum, high potent antioxdant arsenal. Read more

Essentials:

Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral make up USANA’s Essentials™ of great nutrition. Mega Antioxidant is USANA’s daily vitamin and antioxidant supplement for adults. Chelated Mineral is USANA’s daily mineral supplement for adults. Together, they have repeatedly been given top rankings in the NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements. New USANA customers start with the Essentials to build a strong foundation of health.* You also save when ordering the Essentials for adults together in one pack! Read  more

Poly C:

Vitamin C is valuable in promoting good health and well-being. The value of vitamin C in promoting good health and well-being has been known for years-as evidenced by the many vitamin C products on the market today. But USANA’s Poly C stands above the rest. Formulated with a unique blend of highly bioavailable mineral ascorbates, all of which have potent vitamin C activity, Poly C maintains higher blood levels of vitamin C than ascorbic acid or other forms. With Poly C, you’ll receive superior vitamin C protection.

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Proflavanol 100:

Proflavanol C 100provides a potent antioxidant formula based on a synergistic combination of grape seed extract and Poly CTM.

Proflavanol C100 is a combination of two formulations into one bilayer tablet, using USANA’s breakthrough Nutritional Hybrid Technology (the latest breakthrough in supplement innovation) keeping the two formulations distinct and separate.

Supports Cardiovascular Health
It furnishes broad-spectrum health support and provides extra protection against free radical damage while supporting normal, healthy cardiovascular function.

Supports Healthy Immune Function
The procyanidins found in the grape seed extract together with the Poly C helps support and maintain a normal, healthy immune system and function. Proflavanol C 100contains the equivalent of 12g of grape seed extract with 300mg of vitamin C in each tablet.

Maintains Healthy Skin
With this unique combination of grape seed extracts and vitamin C, Proflavanol C 100may help in maintaining normal healthy skin and may be beneficial in improving skin-aging appearance.

It also helps to relieve symptoms of colds* and is vegetarian safe. Read more

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