Immune Response: Key to Vaccine Effectiveness

With the constant discussion of COVID vaccines, it is very important to understand how vaccines work in the body.  Vaccines don’t attack viruses directly, but rather present molecules to teach the immune system to be able to respond.  This capability is solely dependent on the robust health of the immune system in either responding to the vaccine or to an invader.  To make this process most successful, the focus must be on maximizing immune and overall health through diet, specific supplementary molecules, exercise and lifestyle issues.  Don’t be lulled into a sense of security that the vaccine is going to kill all the virus variations by itself.  It can’t.  The immune system will do the work.  Visit Sundrops and one of our nutritionists can help with nutritional and lifestyle health strategies.  Below are the relevant immune support molecules.

Molecules For Healthy Immune Function – (Non Inflammatory, Generally Safe with COVID)

  • Vitamin D4
  • Vitamin C8
  • Zinc9
  • EMIQ Quercetin4,5

Molecules That Study to Support Increased Immune and Cardiovascular Response –

      (Non Inflammatory, Generally Safe with COVID)

  • Andrographis 2,3
  • Curcumin (cyclo-curcumin specifically)1

Molecules That Study to Support Respiratory Health – (Generally Safe with COVID)

(Check with Your Physician)

  • Magnesium Taurate7
  • NAC4
  • Vitamin D with Vitamin K24,5


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Research, nutritional information and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Consult your physician before initiating any new dietary or supplement program.

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