DateOctober 1st, 2021
Many are anticipating a more severe flu season than usual this year, so keeping our immune systems functioning optimally is key to staying healthy. In a recent article on LivingBetter50.com, Dr. Harry Oken explains how both bovine colostrum and probiotics are two of the top supplements to support a healthy immune system.
Bovine Colostrum’s Immune Benefits:
Oken, M.D. states, “In a study published in the journal Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, cow colostrum was found to prime the body’s immune system and support the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. In the study, colostrum consumption (400 mg per day for 2 months) in healthy participants and high-risk cardiovascular patients showed beneficial effects in preventing flu episodes and flu-like symptoms.”
The BB-12 Probiotics Strain Enhances The Body’s Response to the Flu Vaccine:
Dr. Oken goes on to share that, “In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, the probiotic strain BB-12® enhanced the body’s response to vaccination during a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial that utilized an influenza vaccine as an immune system challenge in healthy individuals.”
Read the full article along with more immune-boosting foods and tips here: LivingBetter50.com