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Your immune system works constantly to protect your body from infection, cellular injury, and disease. It relies on a consistent and robust supply of nutrients to support its basic functions, and to increase immune system activity when needed, to reduce the risk of infection. 1 The body effectively has an “on and off” switch for immune response. How quickly and effectively your body responds is dependent on how well your immune system is nourished.
As we age, the risk and severity of infections becomes more dependent on how well our immune systems are working. Several factors influence proper immune system function, including nutrition. Considerable research shows that poor nutrition, with deficiencies in one or more micronutrients (vitamins and essential minerals), can compromise immune function. Correcting the nutritional deficiency, in most cases, can restore immune function. 2
Due to aging and the loss of ability to absorb and process nutrients, diet alone may not be sufficient to correct a nutritional deficiency in the immune system. In these cases, condition-specific nutritional supplementation may be necessary to enhance, restore or bolster proper immune function. 2
Further, as the body ages, so does the immune system. 3 Many people over the age of 65 (although not all) become less able to respond to immune challenges. 4-5 In addition, age-related changes are compounded by certain lifestyle factors (e.g., diet, environmental factors, and oxidative stress) specific to each life stage. These lifestyle factors can influence and modify, in some cases suppressing, immune function, therefore, the risk and severity of infections may increase. 2,6