Help support your immune system with Centrum. Our products have vitamin D, vitamin C, and other important nutrients that play an essential role in your body’s immune health.*
Your Immune Health Regimen
Foods that Support Immune Health
Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy veggies like spinach and kale have vitamin C which helps support the immune system.
Eat fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel to increase your vitamin D intake.
Oysters, Red Meat and Poultry
Foods like oysters, red meat and poultry are all good sources of zinc.
Oranges and other citrus fruits contain vitamin C for immune support.
Fresh fruits like strawberries and cantaloupe are a great source of vitamin C.
Fortified grains, juices, or dairy
Breakfast cereals, orange juice, and milk products are often fortified with vitamin D and other good-for-you ingredients to help support your immune system.
Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Immune Support
Living a healthy lifestyle is one of best things you can do to support your immune system. Eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet is important, of course, but there are other important habits as well. Getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, and practicing proper handwashing hygiene are a few habits to incorporate into your day-to-day routine to help ward off illness and infection. We can’t always avoid getting sick, but we can take certain measures to maintain our health as much as possible. Learn more about lifestyle habits that can help support your immune system.
Enjoy your rest
Sleep helps support your immune system and is important for general health.
Key Vitamins & Minerals for Immune Health
This essential vitamin for immune health also supports the maintenance and repair of skin, muscles, bones, and teeth. Vitamin C has antioxidant abilities, which means making it a part of your daily diet and taking a multivitamin with vitamin C can help support immune function.*
Not just a vitamin we get from the sun, vitamin D is found in certain foods and can help support immune function and cell growth. Fat-soluble vitamin D also supports nervous system function and helps your body absorb calcium.*
Zinc helps the body make and activate T-lymphocytes, white blood cells that are an essential part of the immune system. Zinc also helps protect the body against cellular damage.*
Our bodies need pyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, to produce immune system cells. It’s also an essential component for cell production and nervous system support.* Learn about the role vitamin B6 plays in metabolism, brain health, and supporting a healthy immune system.*
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
i 8 Vitamins & Minerals You Need for a Healthy Immune System. Cleveland Clinic. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/eat-these-foods-to-boost-your-immune-system/. Accessed 9/1/2020. Referenced text is enclosed in a red box in source PDF.
ii Stress Weakens the Immune System. American Psychological Association. https://www.apa.org/research/action/immune. Accessed 9/1/2020. Referenced text is enclosed in a red box in source PDF.
iii Show Me the Science – Why Wash Your Hands? CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/why-handwashing.html. Accessed 9/1/2020. Referenced text is enclosed in a red box in source PDF.