Supplement Review: MegaFood Immunity-Boosting Supplements

| 12/23/2010 2:58:04 PM

I take pride in the strength of my immune system, but every now and then it could use a little boost—especially at this time of year when cold weather and holiday stress take their toll on my body.

For the past few weeks I’ve been taking three supplements from MegaFood’s Immunity-Boosting Collection: Vitamin D3, One Daily and MegaFlora (a probiotic).

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MegaFood's Vitamin D3, One Daily and MegaFlora supplements will boost your immune health. Photo Courtesy MegaFood.

Vitamin D3: Vitamin D has made the news a lot this year, particularly in terms of how many Americans are deficient in this essential vitamin. Scientists have discovered more than 2,000 different genes (about one-sixth of the human genome) that rely on vitamin D to operate properly. Take in too little vitamin D and you’ll find yourself susceptible to depression, fatigue, weight loss and heart disease. Vitamin D is also essential for good mental health, bone health and strong immune systems. Although the current dietary recommendations for vitamin D sit at only 600 IU per day, many doctors recommend taking at least 1,000 IU each day. MegaFood’s Vitamin D3 supplements are regulated to either 1,000 or 2,000 IU. 

One Daily: MegaFood’s daily multivitamin provides daily concentrated whole-food nourishment, including carotenoids and antioxidants. This multivitamin also includes digestive enzymes, making it easy and painless to take it on an empty stomach. One Daily is herb-free, but MegaFood does offer a variety of gender- and age-specific multivitamins that make use of herbal blends to address specific needs. One Daily is also available in an iron-free formula.

MegaFlora: Probiotics help maintain the balance of good bacteria in the body that keeps us healthy. Probiotics are commonly used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal problems, but some studies have shown that probiotics promote general well-being and can prevent colds and flu. MegaFood’s full-spectrum probiotic blend contains 14 beneficial probiotics, including strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium probiotics.

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