|Insulin Sensitivity||2||Zinc, Whey Protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin E|
|VO2 Max||2||Cordyceps, Vitamin C, Echinacea, Ashwagandha|
|Blood Flow||2||Vitamin C, Vitamin E|
|Free Testosterone||2||Zinc, Ashwagandha, Vitamin E|
|IGF-1 (aka Insulin-like growth factor-1)||2||Zinc, Whey Protein|
|Sperm Quality||2||Vitamin C, Ashwagandha|
|Anaerobic Exercise||2||Eleutherococcus senticosus, Ashwagandha|
|Interferon Gamma||1||Vitamin E|
|Lean Mass||1||Whey Protein|
|Skin pigmentation||1||Vitamin A|
|Power Output||1||Whey Protein, Ashwagandha|
|Muscle Protein Synthesis||1||Whey Protein|
|Skin dryness||1||Vitamin A|
|Plasma Vitamin C||1||Vitamin C|
|Interleukin 4||1||Vitamin E|
|Immunity (aka Immune system)||1||Vitamin E|
|White Blood Cell Count||Neutral||Vitamin E|
|Prostate Cancer Risk||Neutral||Selenium, Vitamin E|
|Total Cholesterol||Neutral||Vitamin E|
|DNA Damage||Neutral||Vitamin E|
|Cognitive Decline||Neutral||Vitamin E|
|Serum T3||Neutral||Vitamin E|
|Cell Adhesion Factors (aka sCAM-1||Neutral||Vitamin E|
|Symptoms of the Common Cold||Neutral||Echinacea|
|Exercise-Induced Immune Suppression||Neutral||Vitamin C|
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25 mg daily. Zinc supplements have been reported to increase immune function. Some doctors recommend zinc supplements for people with recurrent infections.
Whey protein appears to improve some aspects of immune function. One trial showed that whey protein increased blood glutathione levels in a group of HIV-infected people.
A deficiency of vitamin B12 has been associated with decreased immune function. Restoring vitamin B12 levels may improve levels of immune cells.
Studies show noni to have some immune-enhancing activity.
Complex polysaccharides present in maitake appear to increase immune function.
Large amounts of the carotenoid lycopene have been shown to increase the activity of natural killer cells in the elderly.
Ligustrum appears to stimulate the immune system and is often combined with astragalus in traditional Chinese medicine.
Green tea has stimulated production of immune cells and has shown anti-bacterial properties in some studies.
Preliminary research suggests that fo-ti plays a role in a strong immune system and has antibacterial action.
Supplementing with the hormone DHEA may improve immune functioning.
Cordyceps has immune-strengthening actions and may be helpful in a wide range of conditions in which the immune system is weakened.
Beta-glucan activates white blood cells, which in turn can recognize and kill tumor cells, correct oxidative damage, and speed up recovery of damaged tissue.
Complex polysaccharides in astragalus affect the immune system. One study showed that astragalus elevate antibody levels in healthy people.
Vitamin C stimulates the immune system. While taking it has only a small effect in preventing colds, it does significantly reduce the duration of a cold when taken at the onset.
Vitamin A plays an important role in immune system function and helps mucous membranes, including those in the lungs, resist invasion by microorganisms.
|1 mg||Thymus Extracts||,,,,,,|
1 to 1.5 mg thymus polypeptides per 2.2 lbs body weight. The thymus gland is responsible for many immune system functions. A thymus extract known as Thymomodulin has been shown to improve immune function in some people.
100 mcg daily with 20 mg zinc daily. Selenium supplements have been reported to help improve immune function in seniors.
10 billion colony-forming units a day of acidophilus or bifidobacteria-only for intestinal infections. Probiotics help stimulate the intestine's immune system and slow the growth of infectious organisms.
10 ml of tincture three times per day. Eleuthero has historically been used to support the immune system.
3 to 5 ml of liquid extract three times per day. Studies have found that echinacea stimulates the function of a variety of immune cells, particularly natural killer cells. Taking it appears to speed recovery from the common cold.
25,000 to 100,000 IU per day for nonsmokers only. Beta-carotene has been shown to increase immune cell numbers and activity. It has also been shown to enhance cancer-fighting immune functions in healthy people.
100 mg of a standardized extract twice per day. Asian ginseng has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine for preventing and treating conditions related to the immune system.
3 to 6 grams daily of the dried root as tea or in a capsule. Ashwagandha stimulates the immune system and is considered a tonic or adaptogen an herb with multiple actions that counteract the effects of stress and generally promote wellness.
200 IU daily. Vitamin E enhances some measures of immune-cell activity in the elderly.
Follow label directions. Taking a daily multivitamin can help prevent deficiencies that make you a target for infections.
48 to 60 mg andrographolides in two to three divided doses daily. Andrographis, with its immune system enhancing actions, has been shown to reduce the severity of the common cold and may prevent the onset of a cold in healthy people.
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