by Melissa Chichester
Immune health may be important to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. There are many ways to support your immune system with healthy habits, such as eating a nutritious diet, reducing stress, getting adequate sleep, and exercising regularly.
Many people may not get the nutrition they need through their diet to support the immune system. Supplements may help bridge this gap, but for people who want more options than swallowing a capsule or tablet, it is essential to discover other forms of supplements. Let’s take a look at some of the top supplements that contribute to immune health and well-being in addition to the different forms they come in.
Did you know that the body cannot store Vitamin C, so it needs to be replenished daily? We also can’t make Vitamin C on our own.
Vitamin C is probably the best-known immune support supplement.*
Nutritionally, Vitamin C is involved in collagen formation and supports healthy skin and connective tissue.* It is also known for its antioxidant properties.* Vitamin C helps fight free radicals, which can lead to oxidative stress.*
Because of its popularity and many roles in the body, there are many ways to get it into your diet with supplements. For those who don’t tolerate swallowing vitamins well, Vitamin C liquid supplements can be mixed into other fluids, such as smoothies, juice, and water.
Chewable Vitamin C is another option, especially if you have trouble getting your children to take vitamins. Our multivitamins for children also contain Vitamin C and come in a delicious gummy form. Plus, timed-release Vitamin C is formulated to provide a gradual release of Vitamin C over a prolonged period of time.
If you are looking to increase Vitamin C intake, view our entire Vitamin C selection here.
Elderberry is one of the most rapidly growing supplements for providing immune support.* It has been used in traditional wellness practices for hundreds of years and has many uses, including the production of syrups, wine, jams, jellies, tea, and vinegar.*
>>Browse all elderberry supplements
Whether in a liquid supplement, elderberry gummy vitamin form, or a classic herbal tablet, there is an elderberry supplement for just about everyone. When they are ripe, elderberries turn into a very dark purple or black color.
This color is the sign of anthocyanins, flavonoids that are known to possess antioxidant properties.*
Zinc is a trace mineral that supports antioxidant health and immune function.* Zinc also plays a role in the activities of more than 300 enzymes in the body.*
Unfortunately, many people find zinc tablets difficult to swallow. Luckily, there are other options to get zinc, including in liquid form when combined with other minerals, or zinc lozenges that easily dissolve in the mouth.
>>Zinc: The Essential Trace Mineral Needed for Growth
Probiotics are widely used to support digestive and intestinal health.* In addition, probiotics help maintain a favorable balance of intestinal bacteria.*
Probiotics also help support immune function.*
When it comes to taking probiotic supplements, there are many options to choose from, including:
Did you know that Vitamin E exists in eight forms? This fat-soluble micronutrient can be stored by the body and is easy to consume through the diet because it is widely available in many foods, including avocado, sweet potatoes, spinach, and almonds.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that supports immune function and plays a role in maintaining overall health.*
Puritan’s Pride carries Vitamin E in an easy-to-swallow softgel in addition to pure Vitamin E oil.
Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is essential for people of all ages, supporting bone health and immune health.*
Our Vitamin D is available in many forms:
>>Vitamin D Recommendations By Age
Puritan’s Pride is proud to carry many other supportive supplements in convenient forms for you, including the ones listed below*: