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Six Considerations for Immune-Building Supplements

Six Consideration for Immune Building Supplements.

If you take better care of your immune system, it will take better care of you!

Six Considerations for Immune-Building Supplements

With a robust immune system, you’ll get sick less often. A well-tuned immune system is your best wellness ally because potential problems are dealt with before they gain traction.

With a well-tuned immune system, if you do become ill, you’ll get better faster and experience fewer symptoms.

As a bonus, when your immune system works properly, it helps you feel healthier and more energetic because you aren’t dealing with an under-the-radar infection or inflammation.

How do you develop a robust immune system?

Like many people, you may want to turn to dietary supplements. Even a (presumably) good diet may not provide a complete nutrient profile. A supplement helps ensure your immune system gets the nutrition it needs to build immunity and stay healthy. As usual, the devil is in the details. Choosing the right supplement is essential. Multiple products and methods of building immunity can be confusing.

Six considerations before choosing immune-building supplements.

1. Herbs, Vitamins, or Specialty Supplements?

Let’s review how the three main categories of immune-enhancement supplements and compare them.

  • Herb mixtures,
  • Vitamin mixtures, or
  • Specialty formulations

Herbs and Vitamins

Immunity claims for vitamins and herbs are often based on historical belief, not science. They are minimally regulated. Potency and efficacy vary greatly, so it’s hard to trust what positive outcomes are genuinely possible, and repeatable.

Specialty Formulations

Unlike herbs and vitamins, specialty supplements are purposely formulated to enhance particular health outcomes. They are more likely to offer greater bioactive potency AND are developed based on solid scientific foundations.

2. How Many Immune-building Mechanisms are Included in a Specialty Supplement?

Specialty formulations are usually based on a mixture of ingredients selected because they are effective in peer-reviewed literature.

The mixture motivation is this: multiple ingredients serve you better. If each ingredient alone has been shown to build immunity, more ingredients should be extra effective. Each ingredient is included for a specific reason, and more immune-building mechanisms are in play within your body—the probability of synergy benefits you (the whole is greater than the sum of the parts).

Immune Enhancement Dietary Supplement. Glutrasol™ offers humans therapeutic levels of transfer factors, glucans, prebiotics and probiotics, vitamins, and minerals, and has a rich vanilla flavor.

Glutrasol Dietary Supplement

Glutrasol offers therapeutic levels of transfer factors, glucans, prebiotics and probiotics, vitamins, and minerals and has a rich vanilla flavor.

3. Consider Humane Animal or Human Testing

The scientific method of validating product efficacy is testing. Many large mammals, pigs in particular, are very similar to humans. So, consider humane animal testing in your evaluation.

The existence of either animal or human testing is a good sign. Look for related studies from manufacturers to support their claims for benefits.

4. Safety and Manufacturing

Long periods of safe use are particularly comforting. The FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients.

The FDA regulates dietary supplements under different regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products.

  • Manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements and ingredients are prohibited from marketing adulterated or misbranded products. That means that these firms are responsible for evaluating the safety and labeling of their products before marketing to ensure that they meet all the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requirements as amended by DSHEA and FDA regulations.
  • FDA has the authority to take action against any adulterated or misbranded dietary supplement product after it reaches the market.

The longer that products have been safely used, the more confidence you can have.

Transfer Factor Ultra. Mushroom Extract. Proprietary Blend. Immune Enhancement through Cytokine Balance.

Transfer Factor Ultra

Transfer Factor Ultra ingredients are formulated at therapeutic levels for severe illness or as prevention for significant health challenges. This dietary supplement offers 20x the efficacy per serving against top competitors. As with any supplement, it is advisable to seek advice from your healthcare professional to ensure it suits you.

5. Potency

When comparing products, look at the bio-active concentration on the label’s “supplement facts” grid. This lets you determine the comparative potency between products. Typically, those with higher potency will be more expensive and effective.

Health & Wellness

The form of the ingredient, dosage, and formulation of the entire product all influence whether or not a dietary supplement will be effective. You may find better value in the more expensive offering in the long run.

6. Supplement Effectiveness and Price

For your immune-building supplement, effectiveness is by far the prime consideration. Your immunity is too important to ignore. Your quality of life depends on it. Of course, price should be a factor, but it shouldn’t be the highest point on your priority list.

Comparison Shopping

Comparison shopping empowers consumers to make educated decisions rather than relying solely on marketing claims or impulse buying. It helps them avoid buyer’s remorse and ensures they get the most value for their money.

A low price usually signals a low ingredient cost but doesn’t speak to effectiveness. Typically, specialty formulations at higher price points perform best.

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