Give your IMMUNITY the BOOST it needs

Immunity supplementation gained headway during the pandemic when most of us were in a state of panic to avoid catching COVID-19 and reduce the intensity of its after-effects. Micronutrients, which include various vitamins and minerals are essential for building immunity and strengthening our body’s resolve against external viruses and infections. The varied micronutrients make it difficult for even balanced diets to fulfill our immunity system’s requirements. This blog quells your curiosity regarding immunity supplements and why your body needs them.

What is the immunity system?

Our immunity system is not limited to a singular organ. It is a network of cells, chemicals, organs, proteins, and tissues. More precisely put, the immunity system includes antibodies, bone marrow, lymphatic system, thymus, white blood cells, and our gut. Their collective function is to counter any external agents which may enter our body by way of infection.

The immunity that we try and improve through supplementation and natural immunity boosters is our innate immunity. However, immunity is not only reliant on being strengthened by our own efforts, as it also builds a defense mechanism against certain infections by adapting to the pathogen after contracting an infection/disease (known as adaptive immunity), and through vaccines (immunization). 

How can you improve immunity?

Our immunity does tend to weaken if not supplied with an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals, collectively referred to as micronutrients. But what micronutrients support the immunity system? These include vitamin A, B6, B12, C, D, E, copper, folate, iron, and zinc. 

Out of this mix of micronutrients, vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc are the most critical in contributing to improved immune functioning and are medically recommended to be included in our daily diets. Natural, ayurvedic sources for improving immunity include curcumin, neem, and spirulina.

How can you boost immunity with supplements?


Vitamin C and Zinc

 While we all know that vitamin C is an important antioxidant that improves and maintains our skin health and reduces the risk of cancer and heart diseases. Vitamin C is a supplement at heart, as it supports our body’s capacity to absorb iron, tissue formation, and heal wounds by playing an active role in collagen production and synthesis. Studies also suggest that vitamin C can dampen the after-effects and severity of common colds. Zinc lowers inflammation and is highly conducive to the maintenance of T and B cells. T cells counteract infected pathogen cells and direct immune response, while B cells generate antibodies.

The Swisse Ultiboost Vitamin C Chewable, composed of ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate combine to build a stronger immune system. Ascorbic acid, the purest form of vitamin C, is readily absorbed by the bloodstream, increasing the bioavailability of the vitamin C to be utilized by the body. Sodium Ascorbate helps in the easy absorption of vitamin C and lowers the acidity in the body.

The Swisse Ultiboost Daily Immune Support contains both vitamin C and zinc, but also includes Siberian Ginseng, which helps the body counter stress by supporting healthier adrenal function and also helping our immunity.

The Swisse Ultiboost Immune Action tablets offer a helping hand to your respiratory health, containing Andrographis extract, over and above the benefits of vitamin C and zinc.

Vitamin D

We’ve discussed in detail the role vitamin D plays in our bone health. But during the multiple waves of COVID-19, what saved the select percentage of people from being hospitalized was sufficient vitamin D levels. The regulation of our innate and adaptive immunity and how susceptible our body is to infection, are two immunity-boosting functions that vitamin D performs.

The Swisse Ultiboost Vitamin D is the perfect supplement for those wanting to meet their daily recommended vitamin D intake in the most hassle-free manner, and boost their immunity in the process.