Immunity The immune system keeps you healthy and strong...when it's cared for and fed the right things. Consider the following statistics on simple, daily supplementation: 1 vitamin tablet daily for 30 days cuts in half: Death rate Hospital stay Complications Infectious disease is lowered 31% by taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement daily. (2)Hospital charges for birth defects, low birth weight premature births, and coronary heart disease could be cut 50% by daily use of folic acid, Zn in women and Vitamin E over age 50. (3) What Nutrients Might Be Considered for Immunity Support? Vitamins such as A, B, C, D, E, F (borage oil), G (riboflavin), P (citrus bioflavinoids). Herbs such as grape seed extract, gingko biloba, red ginseng extract, green tea extract, garlic. Digestive enzymes such as protease, lipase, amylase, cellulase. Lipotrophic factors such as choline, methionine, inositol, polyunsaturated fatty acids, betaine. Amino acids like isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, threonine, valine, histidine, arginine, aspartic acid, serine, glutamic acid, proline, glycine, alanine, tyrosine, citruline, cysteine, glutamine, ornithine, taurine. Minerals and trace minerals like calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganes, chromium, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, potassium, boron, vanadium. Keep it simple for daily consumption. Find a formula that includes as many if not all of the above to raise your compliance with taking these. If you can take them all in one pill instead of multiple pills, you will not mind so much! Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc in Fort Wayne to discuss your nutritional needs. References Delmi M: Dietary supplementation in elderly patients with fractured neck of the femur. Lancet 335, April 28, 1990 Barringer TA: Effect of a multivitamin and mineral supplement on infection and quality of life. Annals of Internal Medicine 2003;138(5) Bendich A: Potential health economic benefits of vitamin supplementation. West J Med 1997;166:306-312 "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."