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7 Powerful Supplements That Will Boost Your Immune System

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Perri O. Blumberg of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 8: Dosage: 1,000 IU vitamin D per day"Vitamin D plays an essential role in helping your immune system fight off invaders before they develop into acute infections," says nutritionist Bri Bell, RD, of Frugal Minimalist Kitchen. She recommends individuals get 1000 IU of vitamin D per day during the cooler months to ensure you're getting enough year-round."A BMJ meta-analysis found that taking vitamin D supplements decreased the risk for respiratory infections," Bell says. In lieu of a supplement, you can get the nutrient naturally in vitamin D-rich foods like mushrooms, egg yolks, fatty fish and products fortified with vitamin D, such as plant-based milk and cereals.                 $14.72               at Amazon             Buy Now

1. Vitamin D

Dosage: 1,000 IU vitamin D per day

"Vitamin D plays an essential role in helping your immune system fight off invaders before they develop into acute infections," says nutritionist Bri Bell, RD, of Frugal Minimalist Kitchen. She recommends individuals get 1000 IU of vitamin D per day during the cooler months to ensure you're getting enough year-round.

"A BMJ meta-analysis found that taking vitamin D supplements decreased the risk for respiratory infections," Bell says. In lieu of a supplement, you can get the nutrient naturally in vitamin D-rich foods like mushrooms, egg yolks, fatty fish and products fortified with vitamin D, such as plant-based milk and cereals.

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