How Effective is an Immune Supplement?

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Fighting against harmful infections and viruses depends heavily on our body’s immune system. It is extremely important to boost the efficiency of the immune system through proper diet, exercise and supplementation. Supplements are crucial in overcoming vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Supplements can improve health and boost immune system performance. 


The immune system consists of a complex arrangement that creates, stores and distributes white blood cells to fight off bacteria and viruses. There needs to be a balance between the body providing enough immunity to keep you from getting sick all the time to not so much where you are susceptible to developing an autoimmune disease.

The immune system keeps a record of every microbe ever defeated in certain types of white blood cells. These white blood cells are known as B and T lymphocytes or memory cells. It is the duty of white blood cells to destroy a microbe before it makes you sick. Sometimes, though, it is difficult for white blood cells to fight off certain illnesses like the flu because it has several different strains that the immune system hasn’t been exposed to yet. This will result in you getting sick.


Glutathione helps your immune system stay strong and ready to fight infections. While vitamin C seems to get all the accolades when it comes to immunity, glutathione is the under-recognized supporting actor who deserves the starring role.

Research shows that active glutathione (GSH) primes white cells such as natural killer (NK) and T cells, your body’s front-line infection fighters. GSH-enhanced T cells are able to produce more infection-fighting substances, controlling both bacterial and viral infections.

One clinical trial in particular found that GSH doubled NK cells’ ability to be cytotoxic (kill invaders) after just six months of use. Glutathione actually has a potent antibacterial effect as it helps the immune cells called macrophages fight bacterium.

In another study, researchers found that GSH modulates the behavior of many immune system cells, affecting adaptive immunity and protecting against microbial, viral and parasitic infections.

There are many chronic infections which suppress the immune system. Glutathione can modulate and reverse this suppression.