Immune Boosting Vitamins
There are many reasons to make sure that you are getting enough immune-boosting vitamins. That is because of all of the amazing health benefits that they offer. Continue reading to learn more about these amazing vitamins.
What Are Immune Boosting Vitamins?
Immune boosting vitamins are vitamins that help the immune system stay healthy. Whether they are serving as an antioxidant or by helping protect from bacteria they can help you out. There are three vitamins that serve as the main immune boosters. These vitamins are Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E.
Vitamin C, otherwise known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is common in certain foods. When in the body, it serves as an antioxidant. It does this by helping protect cells from free radicals. Free radicals are compounds that are formed when our bodies convert food into energy. We are also exposed to them from cigarette smoke, pollution in the air, and UV light.
It is important to get enough vitamin c in your diet. The National Institutes of Health, also known as the NIH state that “The amount of vitamin C you need each day depends on your age.” They then give these amounts in milligrams (mg).
- Birth to 6 months. 40mg
- Infants 7 to 12 months. 50mg
- Children 1 to 3 years. 15mg
- Children 4 to 8 years. 25mg
- Children 9-13 years. 45mg
- Teens 14-18 years. Boys-75mg Girls-65mg
- Adults. Men-90mg Women-75mg
- Pregnant Teens. 80mg
- Pregnant Women. 85mg
- Breastfeeding Teens. 115mg
- Breastfeeding Women. 120mg
There is a wide variety of foods that contain vitamin C. Fruits and vegetables are among the best sources. Some examples are Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, as well as kiwis. Other sources include broccoli, strawberries, and baked potatoes.
Vitamin D is a nutrient that is found in some foods and can be absorbed through the skin when in direct contact with the sun. It is used by the immune system to fight off any invading bacteria and viruses.
Getting enough vitamin D in your diet is important because you could be at risk of vitamin D deficiency. The NIH recommends that you get these amounts of vitamin D on a daily basis in International Units (IU).
- Birth to 12 months. 400 IU
- Children 1 to 13 years. 600 IU
- Teens 14 to 18 years. 600 IU
- Adults 19 to 70 years. 600 IU
- Adults 71 years and older. 800 IU
- Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women. 600 IU
There are many foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Some examples of foods with vitamin D are fatty fish, beef liver, cheese, fortified cereals, and milk.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in foods. When in the body, it serves as an antioxidant, by help protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. The body also uses vitamin E to boost the immune system so it can better fight off invading viruses and bacteria. It also helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting.
The NIH gives these recommended amounts of vitamin E intake per day in milligrams (mg).
- Birth to 6 months. 4mg
- Infants 7 to 12 months. 5mg
- Children 1 to 3 years. 6mg
- Children 4 to 8 years. 7mg
- Children 9 to 13 years. 11mg
- Teens 14 to 18 years. 15mg
- Adults. 15mg
- Pregnant Women. 15mg
- Breastfeeding Women. 19mg
There are many foods that vitamin E is naturally found in. Some of these include nuts, green vegetables, and vegetable oils.
There are other ways to get these immune-boosting vitamins. There are supplements available to help with these. Here at Private Label Liquids, we have our Immune Boost stock formula.
Getting Started With Private Label Liquids
There are many amazing benefits that come with private labeling. This is especially true when it comes to immune vitamins. Third-party manufacturers such as us here at Private Label Liquids provide the private label products. These can then be sold under your brand name.
One great benefit of private labeling is that it allows you to have your own vitamin brand. It doesn’t even need to be immune-boosting vitamins. It can be any other kind of supplement. Another huge benefit is having your completed product out to you and in your stores within a matter of a few months or even weeks. Here at Private Label Liquids, we fulfill all of these along with having low minimums and an in-house designer to help make your label.
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