OmegA+D Sufficiency – The Best D-Fense Against Cold and Flu Season
Influence of fish oil supplementation and strength training on some
functional aspects of immune cells in healthy elderly women.
“In the group taking 2000 IU/day of Vit D3 the incidence of colds and flu was reduced by almost 100% (only 1
of 104 subjects developed cold or flu).”
“In the present study, it was observed that fish oil supplementation improved the immune system by
increasing the functioning of neutrophils, the proliferation of CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes and the production of
lymphocyte cytokines.” [Fish oil supplementation significantly improved the function of the immune system].
“Vitamin D dramatically up-regulates the genetic expression of antimicrobial proteins (AMPs) in immune cells
of the innate immune system [the part of the immune system that immediately attacks and kills viruses,
bacteria, and fungi].”
What You Need to Know:
Your immune system cannot function properly and protect you against the cold and flu viruses without
sufficient intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the proper synergistic amounts of vitamin D3 and vitamin A.
The reason cold and flu incidence increases in winter is due to reduced sunlight and thus reduced levels of
vitamin D production. You cannot get sufficient amounts of vitamin D without supplementation and without
sufficient amounts you are much more susceptible to cold and influenza (flu) infection.
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Lourdes, Cintia de et al. (2015)
British Journal of Nutrition 114, 43-52 Aloia, J et al. Epidemic Influenza and Vitamin D. Epidemiology and Infection 2007, Vol 135 (7) pp.
Nature Immunology, (Vitamin D controls T cell antigen receptor signaling and activation of human T cells