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How to boost your body immunity and resistance to virus: Tips to increase immunity

  • Wash hands regularly
  • Try to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Eat a balance diet
  • Stay active
  • Try to avoid smoking
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid consuming excessive amounts of alcohol
  • Increase sleep
  • Minimize stress

What vitamins/supplements to take to build your immune system

There are a number of vitamins and minerals that help build immunity.

  • Vitamin C - Low levels of the antioxidant vitamin C are associated with poor immune cell function and a lower immune response2. Vitamin C has been shown to improve certain immune cell activities. People taking vitamin C supplements may experience the common cold less frequently5-6

  • Vitamin E - is an antioxidant that has been shown to improve certain immune cell activities

  • β-Carotene - Processed by the body to form vitamin A, but may have its own immune activity7

  • Selenium - Improves certain immune cell activities including white blood cell reproduction, immune cell adherence and migration, and cytokine production8-9

  • Zinc - Improves certain immune cell activities, including phagocytosis, natural killer cell activity, T- cell reproduction, and antibody production5-9.

Centrum Immunity

How Centrum Supports Immunity

Besides frequent hands washing and taking steps to avoid infection, ​you can also enhance immunity protection with Centrum Multivitamins.*

To support immunity we recommend Centrum Advance Multivitamin Tablets. With key antioxidants such as Vitamins A & E, Betarotene, Selenium, Vitamin C and Zinc to help support immune function. Other Centrum products that support immunity include our Gender Range and Centrum Kids Chewable Multivitamins.

A well balanced diet requires a wide variety of food in the right amount. However, it can be difficult to keep this up every day. Therefore, you can choose to take a multivitamin to help fill your nutritional gaps, so you and your family can enjoy optimal health.

What exercise can help boost immune system

Staying active is a powerful way to boost your immune system.

Low and moderate-intensity exercise (30-60 minutes a day) naturally lowers cortisol levels and helps with immune-system function. Exercise causes your body's antibodies and white blood cells to circulate more rapidly, which means they may be able to detect and zero in on bugs more quickly.10

If you are worried about catching an infection, walk or run outside rather then going to the gym.


1Harvard Medical School 2014, How To Boost Immune System
2Shaik Y, et al. J Nutr Food Sci. 2016;6(1):456-458;
3Sorice A, et al. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2014;14(5):444-452;
4Puertollano MA, et al. Curr Top Med Chem. 2011;11(14):1752-1766;
5Sasazuki S, et al. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006;60(1):9-17; 5. Hemila H. Nutrition. 1996;12(11-12):804-809;
6Wu D, et al. J Leukoc Biol. 2008;84(4):900-914;
71. Puertollano MA, et al. Curr Top Med Chem. 2011;11(14):1752-1766
8Takeda S, et al. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008;72(6):1595-1600
9Huang Z, et al. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2012;16(7):705-743;
10AARP 2020, Boost Your Immune System
*where dietary intake is inadequate

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