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How does diet affect immunity?

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How does diet affect immunity?

The saying you are what you eat is a perfect reflection of the role of nutrition in the context of the proper functioning of the body. How does diet affect immunity? Do meals and the ingredients they contain help to fight free radicals and oxidative stress?

The influence of diet on immunity - the most important information

The proper functioning of the body's immune system depends on many factors related to the daily diet. Nutrition has an extremely important impact on the work and condition of the immune system. First of all, it is a source of essential vitamins and minerals which support the protection of cells against oxidative stress. This is because free oxygen radicals are one of the main causes of the premature ageing process, and they also weaken the body. We are then more exposed to infections and harmful effects of pathogenic microorganisms. Therefore, it is worth ensuring that meals provide the body with vitamins A, C, D, E and K, some B vitamins (especially B6 and B12) and valuable minerals (e.g. zinc, manganese, copper, selenium and iron).


Another important point is that many products included in the diet contain valuable antioxidants. Components in the form of citrus bioflavonoids, lycopene, lutein, polyphenols or terpenoids support the body in fighting free oxygen radicals. Moreover, they help to maintain a favourable state of the organism's immunity and influence the reduction of progressive consequences of ageing. They also influence the condition of many internal organs e.g. eyesight, the nervous system and the circulatory system.


It should not be forgotten that diet has an impact on the digestive system. Some of the products referred to as probiotics promote the maintenance of an optimal state of intestinal bacterial flora. A properly developing microbiota is essential for a properly functioning immune system. Gut bacteria are also extremely important for the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals.

Dietary supplements and their effect on immunity

Eating may not be a sufficient way to take care of the proper immunity of the body. Therefore, a good solution is to enrich the diet with supplements. The Olimp Laboratories pharmaceutical company offers many valuable products which may prove to be helpful. Among them it is worth mentioning:

All products have been made according to pharmaceutical standards. Olimp Laboratories is one of the leading European manufacturers of dietary supplements and sports nutrition. Products bearing the logo of Olimp Sport Nutrition and Olimp Labs guarantee high quality raw materials, optimally selected quantities of components used and safety of use. Each product is subjected to thorough physicochemical and microbiological analyses, which ensures the highest quality.