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The Best & Worst Supplements to Boost Your Immune System (According to Science)

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The Best & Worst Supplements to Boost Your Immune System (According to Science)

If you want to know how to use diet and supplements to boost your immune system, get sick less often, and recover from illnesses faster, then you want to listen to this episode.

God I hate being sick. Truly.

I would smoke a handful of Bill Clinton’s cigars if it meant never getting sick again.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll ever get an invite to the DC spirit cooking parties, so I’ll have to accept the fact that getting sick is just part of my abject existence as a lowly human.

That doesn’t mean I can’t do things to help prevent sickness and reduce the duration and severity when it strikes, and that’s why I got the co-founder and former lead researcher and writer of, as well as the Director of Research for my supplement company, Legion Athletics, Kurtis Frank to come on the show and talk immunity.

As you’ll discover, this is a muddy topic with a lot of bad research and bad interpretations of research, but Kurtis has spent hundreds of hours reading through dozens and dozens of papers, and in this podcast, he breaks down his findings.

So … if you’ve wondered what supplements do and don’t work for improving your immune function, and if changing your diet can really help you get sick less often or recover from illnesses faster, then you want to listen to this show.

Would you rather read about the best and worst immune boosting supplements? Then check out this article!


5:19 – What is the immune system and how does it work?

6:35 – What are the jobs of the cells in the immune system?

8:51 – How do you improve your immunity?

9:25 – Does Vitamin C reduce the severity of sickness?

13:40 – What are your favorite immune system boosters?

19:10 – What is pelargonium?

21:18 – How does pelargonium work?

22:19 – What is akinesia and how does it work?

25:08  – Is garlic good for immunity?

26:59 – What are the benefits of having garlic every day?

27:31 – Is spirulina good for immunity?

29:07 – Are mushrooms good for immunity?

34:28 – What is kombucha?

37:48 – Are probiotics good for immunity?

44:07 – What is a gasotransmitter?

42:25 – What foods should I eat to keep a healthy immune system?

45:28 – What supplements should people take daily to keep a healthy immune system?

47:10 – What are the benefits of Vitamin C?

49:33 – What type of mushrooms do you recommend to eat?

57:24 – What’s the easiest way to get potassium in your diet?

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What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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