The immune system effectively protects the body from various harmful microorganisms. However, there are times when the immune system becomes weak and unable to function properly.

But no matter how much we try to strengthen our immune system through diet, this is largely possible only through supplements.


Vitamin E and C

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that activates the production of cells that are able to find and destroy germs. Foods rich in these vitamins are seeds and oils. Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells and antibodies. It is known to play an important role in reducing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers.



It is an antioxidant that helps the cells of the immune system, such as T-cells and B-cells to live longer.


Coenzyme Q10

A powerful antioxidant that helps destroy viruses by boosting the immune system.


Zinc and selenium

These are the two most important minerals that help boost natural immunity by boosting B-cells. This allows the antibodies to bind to the viruses and destroy them.



It is a type of fiber that helps to enhance the function of NK cells.



It is a hormone that helps the immune system communicate with the cells of the immune system.



These are the two most important minerals that help boost natural immunity by boosting B-cells. This allows the antibodies to bind to the viruses and destroy them.


Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for the production of certain proteins that eliminate microbes (A recent study shows that low levels of vitamin D increase the risk of respiratory infections by 35%). A very large part of the Greek population is deficient in vitamin D and because it is very difficult to absorb it through the diet, it is considered necessary to take it in the form of supplement.



Probiotics are good bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, that are part of the normal intestinal and vaginal flora and help maintain the homeostasis of the intestinal flora. These bacteria seem to strengthen the immune system by boosting immune cells.



Exercise also plays a very important role in strengthening the body’s defenses. Of course, even in this case we must not go to extremes through exhausting exercise, as it can make us more vulnerable.


Importance of nutrition

A balanced diet is essential to help our body fight possible “invaders”. We can achieve this by:

  • Reducing carbohydrates and sugar, as overconsumption of carbohydrates and sugar, increases blood glucose levels.
  • Reducing unhealthy, fatty foods: Excess fat in foods, causes inflammation in the body and hardens the walls of arteries.
  • Smoking: Smoking (as well as passive smoking) causes many health problems and also slows down the immune response.


Importance of sleep

When we sleep, our body replenishes its natural functions, including the immune system. Chronic sleep deprivation puts us at greater risk for certain diseases, such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Furthermore, studies have suggested that when we are deprived of sleep, T-cells (cells involved in immunity) decrease and some harmful inflammatory substances (cytokines) increase.


Stress management

Scientific studies have shown that people who have been exposed to intense stressful situations report a negative impact on their immune system.

Finally, but no less important, do not forget the regular visits to your doctor. The doctor can identify any health problem that may exist, and will perform the necessary tests, which will vary depending on your age, risk factors, etc.




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