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More Top Immune Boosters

Elderberries ripening in the woods of Northern Ireland

While Tylenol and other over-the-counter medications are designed to give you a quick fix to manage getting through your day, GAYOT's top immune system boosters get right to the root of the problem — promoting general well-being and bolstering your body's natural defenses. More than just cold season supplements, these natural wonders can be used year-round as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

The astragalus flower, an ancient herbal remedy and one of GAYOT's Top 10 Immune System Boosters


For thousands of years, astragalus has been used in Chinese medicine to help restore life force.

Also known as the purple coneflower, it has been used to treat general infections and wounds, the cold, flu and strep throat.

Kombucha, a fermented tea, is rich in probiotics

These potent microorganisms offer a host of benefits, including cancer prevention.

Also known as elderberry, this shrub's blue-black berries have traditionally been used to help fight colds and flu viruses.

Many breakfast cereals are fortified with Vitamin D

Vitamin D
This health-enhancing compound holds a number of benefits, from preventing cardiovascular disease to improving mental health.

Zinc can reduce the length and severity of the common cold

An essential trace element with antioxidant properties, zinc plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy immune system.


Check out our Brussels sprouts feature to learn how the nutrient-rich winter vegetable can help keep your immune system strong through flu season.

Eat like a caveman with GAYOT's Top 10 Paleo Cookbooks, which promote a gluten-free, low-carb diet based on healthy, whole foods.