By Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD
How to support your immunity shouldn’t just be a conversation that circulates around common seasonal ailments, or that takes place only when you’re feeling a little under the weather. You can make healthy choices to support your body’s innate immune responses any time. One way is by adding a supplement like Trimmunity to your health regimen to promote year-round immunity.
Trimmunity helps activate your immune system and provides respiratory support so you can keep your immune defenses strong. Trimmunity offers multisystem immune support with seven clinically studied immune boosters — each of which has powerful natural properties that can improve immunity.
Our triple-action formula works in three ways to enhance your respiratory, systemic and cellular immune systems, as described below.
RESPIRATORY IMMUNE SYSTEM
Respiratory immune response is important in the prevention of respiratory tract challenges in the lungs; its function is to contain and eliminate respiratory pathogens and consequently protect your respiratory health.
A dark purple berry from the European elder tree or shrub (Sambucus nigra), the elderberry is most often used to alleviate seasonal illness and respiratory challenges.
Elderberries are packed with the antioxidant flavonols quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin, as well as phenolic acids and anthocyanin pigments — all of which have been shown to boost immune function in the face of respiratory challenges. Animal studies have also indicated that elderberry polyphenols may increase white blood cell count, which in turn can strengthen immunity.
Echinacea (also called coneflower) comes from a group of flowering herbs in the daisy family and is well known for its immune-boosting properties. Both human and animal studies have suggested that echinacea stimulates immune function and activates natural killer cells. It’s often used as a nonspecific immunomodulatory agent because it appears to act in a number of ways to stimulate immune response.
In humans, studies have demonstrated that echinacea extracts possess multiple beneficial actions for respiratory immune support.
Known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D helps minimize inflammation and plays a key role in immune response. Vitamin D deficiency, a common condition worldwide, is linked to a higher susceptibility for respiratory challenges.
A global collaborative study has confirmed that Vitamin D supplementation can help protect the respiratory system. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, found that all participants experienced beneficial effects from regular Vitamin D supplementation.
Supplementing with Vitamin D is an easy way to ensure you are getting the recommended daily amount for this important nutrient.
SYSTEMIC IMMUNE SYSTEM
The systemic immune system defends our bodies against foreign invaders such as pathogens. While the systemic immune system protects our entire body, it can act locally to strengthen immunity.
An essential micronutrient for humans, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as in supplements designed to boost immunity. Vitamin C supports the production and integrity of white blood cells, which help protect against infection.
Goldenseal comes from a low-growing plant that has yellow flowers and red berries. It is commonly used in supplemental form to protect the respiratory system while encouraging overall cell growth and healing.
Research indicates that taking goldenseal may have antimicrobial effects that provide systemic immune support. It contains a compound called berberine, the active ingredient in goldenseal responsible for many of its immune-boosting properties.
CELLULAR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Cellular immunity is our body’s protective response and involves the activation of multiple immune cells and other biochemicals in response to the presence of foreign microbes or substances. The immune cells work together in a highly coordinated fashion to boost immunity at the cellular level.
Zinc has been called “the gatekeeper of immune function” because of its crucial role in immune response. It works by promoting cellular signaling and communication as well as reducing inflammation — plus it has antioxidant effects. Zinc supplementation has been shown to support improvements in immune function and immune response. Furthermore, zinc may help prevent dangerous, out-of-control inflammation that can result from haywire immune responses.
A potent antioxidant and immune modulator, Vitamin E offers immune benefits in both healthy and disease conditions. Animal and human studies have shown that Vitamin E supplementation can improve immune protection against numerous pathogens.
If you’re looking for a simple habit to add to your daily health routine, incorporating Trimmunity Multi-System Immune Support offers a number of evidence-based ingredients shown to support your body’s innate immune defense.
Get the power of 7 clinically tested, natural ingredients proven to help shield your body from pathogens that can cause illness.