Immune System

  1. Immune System


    Howdy all,

    Over the past 12 or so months I've managed to get myself sick a few times. First pneumonia, then I had shingles, and recently just coming out of a pretty bad flu/chest infection. Total pain in the butt. Each time it effectively takes me away from training for ~3 weeks. I have no doubt that stress plays a part in this,as well as being a bit more susceptible to these types of things due to my asthma.

    Diet wise is relatively good. I'd say once a week Ill splurge and have something like a pizza and soft drink. But the rest of the time I dont think it is too bad, though Im sure it could be better.

    So I was hoping for some ideas of any supplements I could take on a daily basis to boost my immune system, and help reduce the frequency of getting sick.

    So far I take a daily multi (the ON one), fish oil (supermarket brand, 4 caps per day), and Vit D. Ill be honest in saying my usage of these has been inconsistent at best, but this latest flu/chest infection has been a real wake up call for me and I will make it a daily habit.

    So is there anything else I should be taking to help me day to day, so I can keep on training

    Thanks!


  2. I've been sick a few times, and honestly rest and hydration will be the biggest factors. Cold meds, supps...all those may relieve some of your symptoms, but won't completely recover you. Pop your multi, get some antioxidants in you. I'm not a doctor by any fukin means lol that's just my experience with illness and lifting.
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  3. Thanks mate, appreciate your reply.

    I'm more asking about what I can do while I am not sick, to avoid getting sick again. Sorry if I wasn't clear. You are right though, rest and hydration seem to work best while I am actually ill.
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  4. My mistake man. Read your post fast. To be honest, just maintain a healthy diet with whole foods, fruit and veggies. Basic sanitary habits. Not sure about specific supplementation besides vitamins and antioxidants that will keep you from ever getting sick. But...subbed for more intelligent responses from other members lol
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  5. Cheers mate, will look into some antioxidants!

  6. In order to fight sickness, I've been extremely conscious of washing my hands, touching my face, biting my fingernails, etc.

    In addition to my sanitary habits, I like NAC, Vitamin C, and Olive Leaf Extract for fighting sickness.
    EvoMuse

  7. Craze With lots of vit c per scoop!

    I am curious about prototype 7-spray, and seeing if it has immune benefits

  8. What is the spray for?

    Hehe might pass on the craze :P

  9. aside from taking NAC/vitc daily i'd say look into 7 spray or our Iforce Joint Help

    yeah you read that right joint help, using the patented ingredient ParActin.

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  10. Quote Originally Posted by SpongeTom View Post
    What is the spray for?

    Hehe might pass on the craze :P
    its patrick arnolds spray, should help "Optimization of immune system function"

  11. vit-c + NAC + SAMe every 4-6 hours when sick = win. should help reduce symptoms/speed up beating the cold
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  12. Sounds like NAC is consistently mentioned. Is it ok to take everyday, when one isn't sick?

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  14. Quote Originally Posted by SpongeTom View Post
    Sounds like NAC is consistently mentioned. Is it ok to take everyday, when one isn't sick?
    i take 1g of NAC via sns liver assist xt on a daily basis *granted every couple of months i try to take a break from most supps* but if i feel like im getting sick, 1 cap every 4-6 hours with the vit-c/SAMe and im good to go
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by SpongeTom View Post
    Sounds like NAC is consistently mentioned. Is it ok to take everyday, when one isn't sick?
    i know of a few people who take cycle support/assist at half the dose just for general health.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by thedarce View Post
    i know of a few people who take cycle support/assist at half the dose just for general health.
    I do this myself actually!
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  17. NAC is definitely a good one.

    A cool thing about running products like ABE, Joint Help, and others in the winter time is the added immune benefit. I think UR may help too IIRC.

    I have tried Colloidal Silver, Sambucus, and Zinc lozenges while sick and can't say I noticed help.

    My absolute favorite is any time I'm even getting a little stuff I use a nette pot. I swear by them. It is like 5-10 bucks and helps a lot when sick or not.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by thedarce View Post
    i know of a few people who take cycle support/assist at half the dose just for general health.
    Very cool. Might pick up some!

    Cheers!

  19. Quote Originally Posted by domore View Post
    In order to fight sickness, I've been extremely conscious of washing my hands, touching my face, biting my fingernails, etc.

    In addition to my sanitary habits, I like NAC, Vitamin C, and Olive Leaf Extract for fighting sickness.

    Im a big fan of NAC + Vit C as well
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by baldwanus View Post
    vit-c + NAC + SAMe every 4-6 hours when sick = win. should help reduce symptoms/speed up beating the cold
    SAMe is great to add while sick. I would only take SAMe while sick since it can actually inhibit homocysteine methylation.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeTom View Post
    Sounds like NAC is consistently mentioned. Is it ok to take everyday, when one isn't sick?
    Yes, you're fine taking NAC everyday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Powercage View Post
    Im a big fan of NAC + Vit C as well
    And magnesium
    EvoMuse

  21. Supplements aren't going to do **** for you if your immune system is as weak as it is. Quit wasting your money and buy a blendtec/vitamix and start drinking kale/collard green/celery/ginger/garlic/mixed berry smoothies every morning.

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  23. Thanks guys! Appreciate all the replies!

    I'm feeling better at the moment, so back into the gym today

  24. A good multi with plenty of B. Some Vit D & C. Proper exercise, diet and sleep. FinaFlex's G8 is a great sleep aid that helps ensure quality zzzzz's.

    This thing right here wants rest and recovery!

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  25. Swanson Vitamins Immune Essentials is affordable on about any budget and has a very nice profile.

  26. 15 well trained men participated in a rigorous weight training regiment, with and without cystine and theanine. They measured several immune system biomarkers and found that the supplemented group showed a stronger immune system after weight training six days per week. (PMID: 20145562)

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  27. Quote Originally Posted by Ajerone View Post
    Craze With lots of vit c per scoop!

    I am curious about prototype 7-spray, and seeing if it has immune benefits
    This worked for me while i was working and had the flu coming on lol
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  28. There's also studies showing the Anti-acid cemetidine to have immune system boosting properties, at 800mg a day. It's been used for both cancer and aids patients.
  

  
 

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