Immune Supplement that works??

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Tool Man
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 4/24/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone found an immune supplement that really works and actually builds your immune system........
It's a catch 22.....My immune system has been weakend from taking Humira and other drugs. Lately I have had problems with infections and getting sick, I think from the weakend immune system.....what are we to do?

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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Boy do I wish there was a magic bullet! Proper sleep and *exceptional* nutrition are the only sure things--isn't that what the experts say?

Have you ever tried a green drink? (Buy at a health food store. Mix the green powder in water. Tastes grazing in a pasture...eyes) In all seriousness, although I do not have CD, I've always felt like I got the short end of the stick when it comes to immunity (ear, throat, bronchial infections far too often my whole life long). Since I've been using a green drink I've had little to none of those. Sometimes stopping it in its tracks.

Don't really know why it works...something about making the body more alkaline...also lots of antioxidants...CrazyHarry here on this forum speaks highly of his green drink...

I haven't been able to get my son on board, though. He says he'd rather go mow the lawn with his teeth. skull

Just thought I'd share. Google it! There are tons of brands out there.

Some folks (not necessarily here) are raving about Acai and Noni juice, too. Again, full of antioxidants. More pricey, though.

Hope you feel better soon!
Mother to 16 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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   Posted 4/25/2008 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Proper diet is likely key to building a strong immune system but I'm well aware that many who suffer with IBD aren't always able to tolerate the many foods that would be needed on a daily basis for this, but I found this link that might be of some help for you regarding immune building supplements...


You might have to copy and paste it into your search engine.


Also, probiotics are suppose to help strengthen your immune's a link for that too....



My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Post Edited (pb4) : 4/25/2008 1:29:23 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/25/2008 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I was catching everything that went around, basically having a cold or something almost monthly for a couple of years. Then got tested for Vitamin D deficiency and my test showed I was deficient despite having been taking Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) for a long time. So I switched to a Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplement and stopped catching everything! I didn't expect that to happen, and was pleasantly surprised. Looked a little bit more into what Vitamin D does, and turns out it increases the bug-killing ability of macrophages (the cells that engulf bacteria, viruses, etc. and digest them). So it basically makes your immune system more powerful at killing off bugs. My total WBC count did not increase, allergies didn't increase, and gut symptoms didn't change...but I wasn't catching every cold & flu going around either :)

My Husband's Endocrinologist told us the body uses about 4-6000 IU of Vitamin D per day, and so he is a big proponent of Vitamin D supplements, especially during the winter time and year-round for people who live in the northern part of the US (and Canada) because the sun angle is too steep for us to get enough sunlight to make enough Vitamin D even in summertime. And, sunscreen blocks the ability of the skin to make Vitamin D from the sun.

So you might want to get your Vitamin D levels checked and find out if you are deficient.

Zinc, Vitamin C, & Vitamin A also support a healthy immune system. Taking a daily multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily, plus extra Vitamin D3 may help ~ ask your doctor if it is ok for you to take nutritional supplements if you aren't already doing so. Good luck,

Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, T- & B-Cell Lymphopenia, malabsorption/malnutrition, Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive/CDC negative), etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Homeopathy.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/25/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Intramax saved my life! It's a liquid vitamin/mineral supplement that is 100% carbon bond organic. I was malabsorbing and got so sick with a cold that I couldn't work. I was going bald because my proteins were so low. My blood panel looked like a horror story. It was aweful! A friend mentioned it to me. She saw how sick I had gotten. This stuff begins to absorb in the mouth. It tastes good too with real peaches and mangos in it. I have been taking Intramax for over a year and I haven't gotten a bug since. I can't contribute that to luck. The odds are too staggering. I also had to have B12 monthly injections before I began using this stuff. Now I don't need that either. It's got probiotics in it, it's got digestive enzymes in it. You can find the research all over the internet. Just go searching. I've done homeopathy, I've tried supplements from Garden of Life, I've been on lots of meds in my life too. Now I don't take med, or any other supplements. Just intramax. For me, it is a gift from God!
diagnosed in 1992
surgeries: 2 sm. bowel resections
diet: no dairy, no wheat
supplements: intramax (saved my life!)

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