How can I boost my immune system?

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    Mar 27, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    I have this thing that happens to me. I took a break from the gym for three months, just back in to the gym the last 4 weeks.

    I also stopped eating junk so I can lose those winter pounds.

    The problem is that everytime I start working out after a break, it's like my immune system takes a dip, because I get a bad cold, which messes me up trying to be consistent at the gym.

    Once I get past this and get going again, my immune system gets going good and everybody around me can get sick but I keep pretty healthy.

    Anybody know any good immune boosting supplements like vitamin c? that I could take to boost my immune system.

    i take a regular mutlivitamin.

    Just wondering if anyone else experiences this. Im in pretty good health.
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    Mar 27, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    All kinds of things can deplete your immune system. Lack of quality sleep, extra stress, poor eating habits, being exposed to more germ infested environments like the gym etc.

    I take the essentials from USANA Health Sciences to keep me topped up on those days when everything is not so perfect in my diet etc. I also take extra Vitamin D and a pure fish oil supplement from the same company.

    Hope that helps.

    Gord
    Cert. Personal Trainer
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    That helps a lot.

    Thanks, Gord!

    TrainerJock saidAll kinds of things can deplete your immune system. Lack of quality sleep, extra stress, poor eating habits, being exposed to more germ infested environments like the gym etc.

    I take the essentials from USANA Health Sciences to keep me topped up on those days when everything is not so perfect in my diet etc. I also take extra Vitamin D and a pure fish oil supplement from the same company.

    Hope that helps.

    Gord
    Cert. Personal Trainer
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    Boost your immune system with Cold FX and/or Wellmune WGP - the latter has billions of dollars in research behind it and really works. Research it if you must and then find products in your grocery store that have it.

    Tea has a lot of antimicrobial properties and helps boost immune- efficiency (apparently). Green tea, Rooibos, Pu'erh, etc. all have these benefits.

    Also, raw garlic and onion should help as well as larger quantities of vitamin c and zinc.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Mar 27, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    TrainerJock said
    I take the essentials from USANA Health Sciences to keep me topped up on those days when everything is not so perfect in my diet etc. I also take extra Vitamin D and a pure fish oil supplement from the same company.

    Absolutely .... More specifically D3. I would take 3000 IU per day when you feel weak. I would also take a triple formula Omega supplement that Omega 3, 6, and 9.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    Good stuff, guys!

    Thanks.
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 27, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    You might want to think about ways to keep from getting sick, instead of trying to find ways to boost your immune system. Get 8 hours of sleep a night, eat healthy foods, and wash your hands often. So many people (especially at the gym) forget how important it is to wipe down your machines and to wash your hands.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
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  • Mar 27, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    Rest is important
    Glutamine 5 gm/day
    D3 5000 u/day
    Zinc 50mg/day
    C 1000mg/day
    Curcuminoids (meriva sr 250mg/d)
    Multivitamin and fish oil. I suggest alpha base ultimate packs from Orthomolecular.
    Be happy. Laugh every day.

    I'm a holistic MD, this is some of what I do with my athlete patients to prevent overtiring syndrome ( what you have).
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    Musclesnbrains1 saidRest is important
    Glutamine 5 gm/day
    D3 5000 u/day
    Zinc 50mg/day
    C 1000mg/day
    Curcuminoids (meriva sr 250mg/d)
    Multivitamin and fish oil. I suggest alpha base ultimate packs from Orthomolecular.
    Be happy. Laugh every day.

    I'm a holistic MD, this is some of what I do with my athlete patients to prevent overtiring syndrome ( what you have).


    Excellent. Thanks.

    Thanks all you guys for the good advice.
  • LJay

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    Mar 27, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    Avoid colds. Wash your hands frequently.

    Eat carefully. Lots of fruits and veggies. Lots of liquids Exercise moderately and don't forget to put your jacket on when it is cold outside.
  • dancedancekj

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    Mar 27, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    Graduating from dental school (stress beyond belief) and cutting wheat from my diet (because I was very reactive to it) did wonders for my immunity. I haven't gotten the flu or a cold in two years now.

    It might also be the fact that I wash my hands at least 20 times per day, and am constantly using antimicrobial hand sanitizer that keeps me illness free icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    gammaglobulin.
  • johnoc

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    Mar 27, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    fagneticspermeability saidMost people don't consider gyms to be one of the worst breeding grounds for germs. People are sweating, perspiring and breathing heavily due to intense exercise.

    When I see guys at the gym continually rub their eyes, nose and face I can't help but think they're touching the germs from the gym equipment and giving it express access to the mucus linings on their face.

    STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE WHILE IN PUBLIC. And always wash your hands. The first thing I always do when I get home is to wash my hands for several minutes and I use the hottest water I can stand.

    You don't need special pills to boost immunity. Eat a well balanced diet, get your seven to nine hours sleep a night and don't touch your face in public.


    I totally agree with you and with that said, my Primary Doctor knows my routine w/ work outs, gym, travel and sports and has advised me to swab neosporin in my nostrils. I do this after I shower and before I go to the gym. Seriously, I and.........(knock on wood) haven't been sick in years! it's the first point of entry...and for me.....it works.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Rule #1; Don't pick your nose in public!
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    beneful1 saidRule #1; Don't pick your nose in public!
    And if you feel you must, whatever you do, don't flick your boogers on other people!
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    LJay saidAvoid colds. Wash your hands frequently.

    Eat carefully. Lots of fruits and veggies. Lots of liquids Exercise moderately and don't forget to put your jacket on when it is cold outside.
    +1 - a healthy, well-balanced diet is the best supplement of all! Stay away from processed foods.