Vitamins to Support Immune Health
Help support your immune system with Centrum. Our products have vitamin D, vitamin C, and other important nutrients that play an essential role in your body’s immune health.*
Vitamins for the Immune System
A healthy immune system requires a variety of vitamins and nutrients in order to do its job properly. Vitamins that play a role in immune function include vitamins C, D, and A,v in addition to others. The food you eat can help you get these vital contributors for immune system health. However, if you are unable to get all the vitamins you need from your everyday diet, you might want to consider taking a daily multivitamin. Centrum multivitamins contain vitamins and nutrients to help support the immune system—and your health as a whole.
Your Immune Health Regimen
Foods that Support Immune Health
Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy veggies like spinach and kale have vitamin C which helps support the immune system.
Eat fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel to increase your vitamin D intake.
Oysters, Red Meat and Poultry
Foods like oysters, red meat and poultry are all good sources of zinc.
Oranges and other citrus fruits contain vitamin C for immune support.
Fresh fruits like strawberries and cantaloupe are a great source of vitamin C.
Fortified grains, juices, or dairy
Breakfast cereals, orange juice, and milk products are often fortified with vitamin D and other good-for-you ingredients to help support your immune system.
Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Immune Support
Living a healthy lifestyle is one of best things you can do to support your immune system. Eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet is important, of course, but there are other important habits as well. Getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, and practicing proper handwashing hygiene are a few habits to incorporate into your day-to-day routine to help ward off illness and infection. We can’t always avoid getting sick, but we can take certain measures to maintain our health as much as possible. Learn more about lifestyle habits that can help support your immune system.
Enjoy your rest
Sleep helps support your immune system and is important for general health.
Reducing stress—or finding healthy ways to cope with it—can help improve your mood, and some research shows it might have beneficial effects on your immune system as well.vi
Wash your hands
According to the CDC, keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and avoid spreading germs to others. vii
Key Vitamins & Minerals for Immune Health
This essential vitamin for immune health also supports the maintenance and repair of skin, muscles, bones, and teeth. Vitamin C has antioxidant abilities, which means making it a part of your daily diet and taking a multivitamin with vitamin C can help support immune function.*
Not just a vitamin we get from the sun, vitamin D is found in certain foods and can help support immune function and cell growth. Fat-soluble vitamin D also supports nervous system function and helps your body absorb calcium.*
Zinc helps the body make and activate T-lymphocytes, white blood cells that are an essential part of the immune system. Zinc also helps protect the body against cellular damage.*
Our bodies need pyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, to produce immune system cells. It’s also an essential component for cell production and nervous system support.* Learn about the role vitamin B6 plays in metabolism, brain health, and supporting a healthy immune system.*
As adults age, protecting the heart becomes a greater priority. Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.* Research also shows that vitamin B6 and folate may also be beneficial to cardiovascular health.*
Hair, Skin, & Nails
Your health routine can be part of your beauty regimen because many nutrients support cells that make up your skin, hair, and nails. Biotin (a B vitamin), along with vitamins A, C, and E can help maintain a healthy appearance.*
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
i 8 Vitamins & Minerals You Need for a Healthy Immune System. Cleveland Clinic. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/eat-these-foods-to-boost-your-immune-system/.
ii Stress Weakens the Immune System. American Psychological Association. https://www.apa.org/research/action/immune.
iii Show Me the Science – Why Wash Your Hands? CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/why-handwashing.html.