The immune system is comprised of different cells, proteins and organs that work together to defend the body against outside invaders such as germs, bacteria, toxins and even the common cold and flu.* Various lifestyle factors can help support a healthy immune system, but sometimes the body needs a little extra help and preparation for whatever uncertainties may lie ahead.* Nature's Lab created the Prep and Protect Immune Support Kit to help in your quest to support immune health through cold and flu season and beyond.* Keep reading to learn more about the important vitamins and supplements in this kit that help support immune health.*
Vitamin C is a key building block in the body. It's required for many biological processes, but it is best known for its important role in supporting immune system health.* Because this important vitamin isn’t produced or stored by the body, it is important to replenish Vitamin C daily.*
How Does Vitamin C Support Immune Health?
Vitamin C is a versatile nutrient. It plays a role across many different bodily functions, the most notable in relation to immune health being its ability to support and promote white blood cell health.* White blood cells are an important component of the immune system and can help protect the body from illness-causing bacteria.* Vitamin C also contains powerful antioxidant properties to help protect these cells from toxins and other stressors that can further impact immune health.*
How Much Vitamin C Do I Need?
There are multiple factors that impact the amount of vitamin C needed daily. Age, life stage, lifestyle factors and even chronic diseases can affect absorption of vitamin C.* Those who smoke, for example, need higher intakes of vitamin C due to additional oxidative stress on the body.* For men, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 90 mg, and 75 mg for women.* Since the upper limit is approximately 2,000 mg daily, additional vitamin C supplementation can be beneficial to supporting immune system health.*
Nature’s Lab Super Vitamin C provides 1,000 mg of vitamin C as calcium ascorbate, a non-acidic and gentle-on the-stomach form of vitamin C, while other supplements feature vitamin C as ascorbic acid. This supplement also features quercetin and citrus bioflavonoids, which are important plant compounds to further support antioxidant and immune health.*
Vitamins for Immune Health
Essential vitamins are a key constituent of wellness and immune health.* Certain vitamins, like vitamin A and D, have garnered attention recently for their roles in immune health, while vitamins C, E, and certain B vitamins have long been regarded for their affects on supporting a healthy immune response.* Nature's Lab One Daily contains all 13 of the essential vitamins needed (A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins) at or above 100% daily recommended values to fill nutrient gaps common in a typical diet.*
The Right Nutrient Forms
Not only does Nature's Lab One Daily contain effective levels of these essential vitamins, but it also contains natural, easier-to-absorb forms of these important nutrients.* While many multivitamins contain cheaper, easier-to-source (and sometimes synthetic) forms of the 13 essential vitamins needed for wellness, One Daily is formulated with optimal forms, such as B12 as methylcobalamin, natural vitamin E as d-alpha tocopherol, vitamin D as cholecalciferol, and vitamin K as phytonadione to give your body the vitamins it needs in more bioavailable, easier-to-absorb forms.*
Unlike other multivitamins, One Daily contains a variety of herbals, minerals, antioxidants, super food blends and more to support general wellness. Nutrients like CoQ10, patented forms of minerals like selenium and zinc, antioxidant-rich superfood blends (preB®), and even turmeric are included in this versatile multi.* One Daily also contains patented BioPerine® to enhance absorption and bioavailability of these crucial nutrients.*
The leaves, roots, or other parts of Echinacea are processed by different methods and sold as capsules, tablets, tinctures, and teas. Known as purple coneflower, the plant is part of the daisy (Asteraceae) family, and it is a complex mix of chemicals and plant compounds (phenols and, alkylamides) to support immune health.*
Why Supplement Echinacea?
We've included echinacea in this kit to support immune system health and general wellness.* Research suggests that echinacea can help prevent common ailments before they occur, making it a popular supplement in supporting immune health.* Other than teas and herbal preparations, there is no dietary source of echinacea, making supplemental echinacea a popular alternative.* Nature's Lab Echinacea 760 mg contains whole, powdered echinacea aerial parts (the above ground portions of the plant) in organic form.
Each supplement in the Prep and Protect Immune Support Kit has been selected to do exactly what the name suggests.* By both preparing for common immune ailments as well as protecting immune health, these supplements aim to help support your wellness journey.* Add the Prep and Protect Immune Support Kit to your wellness regimen by clicking here.