December 21, 2017
Dr. Staid of the Marcus Institute recommends the following supplements to help strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy during the cold winter months...
Probiotics- Approximately 80% of our body’s immune system is in the gut, and probiotics help keep a person’s immune response strong and preventing infections. Additionally, the gut contains the body’s second largest nervous system, the enteric nervous system dubbed “the second brain.” Probiotics help keep our gut in balance, and aid in reducing symptoms of moodiness and irritability.
Vitamin D3 -Vitamin D is important in over 900 different enzymatic processes in the body. It is especially important for the immune system, muscle and brain function, respiratory health, and has anti-cancer effects. In people who are deficient, Vitamin D3 has been found to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, asthma, and musculoskeletal discomfort. Since it is a fat soluble vitamin I recommend having your level checked and dose the supplement to optimize your blood level of vitamin 25-OH to between 40-60.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids- These fatty acids are critically important to keeping every cell in our body healthy because they make up the cell’s outer membrane. Omega-3 FA help to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of diseases. They are highly concentrated in the brain and are critically important for brain memory, performance, and behavioral functions. Deficiencies in these essential fatty acids can cause fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, mood swings, depression and poor circulation - symptoms that generally worsen during the long cold winter months.
Recommendeded: Omega-3 Essentials
Please always consult with your physician before using any new medication.