Due to the coronavirus many consumers are turning towards supplements to help them support their immune system and stay healthy. There has been a huge spike in interest in many popular immune boosting supplements. While many industries are suffering at this time, now is a great opportunity for supplement companies so don’t take it for granted.
Top Immune Boosting Ingredients
Whether you use these top 3 trending ingredients for single ingredient supplements or as ingredients in a more complex formula is up to you. Either way, now is definitely the time to consider making a play for immune health.
It’s true that vitamin C is probably the most ubiquitous immunity boosting vitamin on the market. For decades vitamin C has been a go-to ingredient whenever someone wants to help support their immune system for better health. While vitamin C doesn’t possess any kind of magical powers, it does play an important role in immune function.
First and foremost, vitamin C plays a major role in keeping individual cells healthy and functioning properly. It also enhances immune cells’ ability to protect against infection. Plus it helps to increase cell turnover which means getting rid of old unhealthy cells and replacing them with healthy new cells.
Not only is vitamin C an essential vitamin, which means it has to be obtained from the foods/supplements we eat, it’s also a potent antioxidant. Oxidative stress causes damage to cells and can even mutate DNA. This oxidative stress is caused by free radicals.
Antioxidants like vitamin C help to fight free radicals keeping cells healthy and functioning normally. Vitamin C has shown to be popular whether as a single ingredient supplement or part of a more complex formula which makes it a great and versatile product.
Benefits of Vitamin C
- Supports immune health
- Promotes healthy cell function
- Potent antioxidant
In the past five years elderberry has been slowly but steadily growing in interest. The first big spike in interest came in winter of 2018 and since then it has started to enter the mainstream more and more. The coronavirus seems to have helped push it over the edge to become an “it” immune supplement that is flying off shelves.
Of course elderberry has been around for much longer than that! In fact elderberry has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries by Native Americans, Egyptians and Europeans in folk medicine. This potent little plant is packed with vitamin C, phenolic acids, flavonols and anthocyanins.
While folk medicine has traditionally used both the leaves and the berries, modern supplements typically only use extract from the berries. There are many different forms of elderberry supplements on the market from syrups to gummies to capsules. The capsule form is quick and simple to manufacture making it a great option.
Benefits of Elderberry
- Powerful Antioxidant
- Helps Boost Immune System
- Good Anti-inflammatory agent
- Support Digestive Health
- Rich in Flavonoids
- High in Vitamin C
Oftentimes vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because of the fact that the skin can make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Unfortunately we often don’t get enough sunshine and so many people suffer from vitamin D deficiencies.
With millions of people stuck indoors due to self-isolation or lockdown orders vitamin D deficiency is even more of a risk. This is concerning because vitamin D plays a big role in immune health.
According to Healthline, “Vitamin D enhances the pathogen-fighting effects of monocytes and macrophages — white blood cells that are important parts of your immune defense — and decreases inflammation, which helps promote immune response.”
Interest in vitamin D is nothing new though. In fact, interest in and use of vitamin D supplements has been increasing over the last 5 years. Vitamin D use among supplement users aged 55+ grew from 46% to 48% from 2018 to 2019. That makes this a very strong supplement to consider adding to your product line!
Benefits of Vitamin D
- Supports immune health
- Promotes brain function and focus
- Helps naturally increase energy
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