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8 Key Nutrients For An Adaptive Immune System

Each system in the human body needs nutritional support to function optimally. Deficiencies breakdown not only the structural integrity of the body such as the joints, ligaments and tendons which impact our movement, flexibility and our mobility of movement. At a deeper level different organs of the body become comprised when nutritional deficiencies multiply over time.

Our liver, colon, kidneys, brain and cardiovascular health depend on key nutrients that fuel the body’s organs and these specific functions.

Certain nutrients are the functional base of building a strong immune system that can adapt under threats from pathogens. The nutrients we’re discussing today are crucial ‘build up from the ground’ immune nutrients.

It’s Important To Remember That Nutrients Come Before Herbs

One thing to keep in mind is that as valuable as herbs are your nutrients come first. Nutrients are the base, the instructive messengers to repair the body and build a healthy immune system. Many people reach for echinacea for their immunity but neglect the nutritional backbone your immune system needs to function.

It’s important to cover the nutritional bases before using herbs and adaptogens as an immune defense. This is also coming from the guy that sells herbs & adaptogens in Radiate Immunity, and not selling multi-vitamins. So, believe me when I say your nutritional needs come first. The herb and adaptogens can be paired with the nutritional boost, but don’t neglect your diet and what the body needs and reach for the quick herbal fix. Make it a habit to eat well and support your body nutritionally so you’re building your health and immunity over time.

8 Key Nutrients For An Adaptive Immune System

  1. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is crucial for immunity, as the most researched antioxidant of all time it’s important to get this into your diet. Peppers, citrus fruits such as lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit and others are rich in vitamin C. This helps to reduce symptoms of the flu, colds and coughs and more!


  2. Vitamin E: Often an overlooked antioxidant vitamin E is a powerhouse for the immune system. It plays a role in nearly 200 biochemical reactions in the human body. Vitamin E is critical to the function of the immune system. Sunflower seeds, almonds, avocado, spinach, squash, kiwi and broccoli are all great sources of vitamin E.


  3. Vitamin A: Vitamin A fights infections and also supports in eye health. There are both animal and plant based forms of vitamin A. Carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, dark leafy vegetables, cantaloupe are all sources of vitamin A.


  4. Vitamin D: If you live in a sunny area Vitamin D is going to be the easiest to get by just going outside and getting sun. It is important to note that washing your skin with any soap will quite literally wash the vitamin D away within a 24 hour period. So, when you get a lot of sun be sure to just wash your armpits and groin and rinse off the rest of your body in water so that the sunshine can properly absorb. You’re going to get the bulk of your vitamin D from the sun, the rest can come from mackerel, salmon, tuna and sardines. Wild caught and organic is always best!


  5. Vitamin B9 (Folate): Folate is responsible for helping T-cells to survive. T-cells are immune cells that seek out pathogens in the body so you want them to be very healthy. Dark green leafy vegetables, beans, fresh fruit, liver and seafood are some of the best sources of B9.


  6. Iron: Iron is an important nutrient as it helps to carry oxygen to the cells throughout the entire body. Iron is mostly found in animal products such as chicken, red meat, turkey, sardines, oysters, clams, mussels, tuna.


  7. Selenium: Selenium is a trace mineral which means that the body only needs small amounts of it. It is a crucial nutrient for the body in it’s immune response to signal when to work and when to stay calm. It is also a crucial element for the inflammatory response of the body. Selenium can be found in Brazil nuts, seafood, meat, liver, poultry and cottage cheese.


  8. Zinc: Zinc is a crucial mineral for immunity and it has been found that people with the latest virus have a deficiency in zinc! Zinc is responsible for the creation of new immune cells, without it the immune system becomes stagnant and less effective. Here is a post on the blog about Zinc and it’s importance with immunity as well as muscle strength, hormonal balancing and how it connects to magnesium being absorbed in the body and more. Click here to read that article. Oysters, beef, chicken leg and lentils are the richest source of Zinc but I also recommend the Guava leaf zinc tonic from Omica Organics (click here to purchase) and use the code: VFDF7M for 10% off your order!



    As with all other nutrients it is best to get them in a whole food form. Eaten fresh or cooked is fine, either way the fresh food is the best. Canned is alright, but get these foods fresh if you can. Incorporate them into your daily habit and keep your immune system strong and fortified with the right nutrition.

Radiate Immunity is a Blend of 18 therapeutic plants to benefit immune health, lung health, the stress response, collagen support and so much more! Learn more at RadiateImmunity.com today.
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