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immune system

I woke up this morning with a head full of cold. I guess nothing strange about that as most people have succumbed to something recently. Three weeks ago I was in bed with flu, a temperature of 103, which I couldn't get down whatever I took. I have hardly recovered before going down with this cold. What I wondered is, does anyone know of anything I could take to boost my immune system. I take Vitamin D, B12 and Selenium as I have underactive thyroid. I know you have to be careful what you take in case it isn't compatable with Thyroxine. Thanks a lot

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talk to your gp or other healthcare profesonal as taking suppliments can be dangerouse


Depends what you take and how much.


Hello Wednesday, so sorry to hear you're feeling poorly with a cold. Your resistance has obviously taken a knock with having flu recently and your immune system needs building up a bit.

You don't necessarily need to take supplements, you can ensure you get all the nutrients you need from your diet, and this coupled with sleep, a little exercise if you can manage it, and ensuring you eat enough protein, carbohydrates and fats to boost your immune system should be sufficient.

If you think you still need a vitamin supplement, please discuss this with your GP first as taking supplements to excess can be harmful, when usually you can achieve the required amounts through your diet - fresh fruits and vegetables should supply most of your vitamins and minerals.

I hope this helps a bit and I really hope you feel better soon. Keep warm and make sure you drink enough fluids too as this will help build you up again too - fruit juices, milk and water etc.

Take care. (((hug))) xxx



Smoothies either home made or shop bought can be good as well.


Thanks for that Libs , I am wary of taking to many supplements. It's been a difficult year so maybe I need to start looking after ME for a change. Take care xx

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Zinc and vitamin C.


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