Because our vitamin D supplement is organic mushroom-based, it naturally contains elements like beta-glucans and polysaccharides that are immune-stimulating. Not only are you naturally getting those, but you’re also getting C and B vitamins, several minerals: copper, iron, iodine, potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc all from the mushroom. The beta-glucans and magnesium are the most critical for supporting your health.
In order for vitamin D to have a great health impact, two vital things must happen. One, vitamin D must be absorbed into your bloodstream. That won’t happen without help, so we added enzymes and probiotics to our vitamin D. Most supplements don’t do that. Two, the vitamin D must be activated by your body chemistry. Magnesium is the only component that can activate vitamin D in your body. When you take another vitamin D supplement, you are most likely not getting a true plant-based product, and they don’t include magnesium for activation. Also, without the probiotics and enzymes you will not be able to absorb a healthy amount of vitamin D. So without those four elements, vitamin D is most likely not being used by the body.
Research links low levels of Vitamin D to frequent infections and the worsening of autoimmune diseases. Studies also indicate that taking a vitamin D supplement is a safe way to protect against respiratory infections. (7,8)
Vitamin C & Immune Health
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant with many benefits, one of them being immune support. There are three main ways vitamin C benefits your immune system. First, it promotes the production of white blood cells, which can protect the body against infection. Second, it helps those white blood cells perform properly and guards them against potentially harmful free radicals. Third, it’s part of the skins defense system. When vitamin C gets transferred to the skin, it acts as an antioxidant to strengthen the skin barrier. (healthline.com)
Vitamin C is not something that our bodies make naturally, so we must get it from our diet. However, our diets often limit us to what we can actually get from our food. That’s why we’ve created a whole-food vitamin C supplement. Whole-food means you’re still able to get vitamin C in a supplement form, but it’s from food, not a toxic chemical isolate like ascorbic acid. The potent source of vitamin C we use, acerola cherry, is picked at the peak of freshness from organic farms. This makes it a much better source than what you can find in the grocery store’s fruit section. Plus, naturally, acerola cherries contain up to 100 times more vitamin C, ounce per ounce, than oranges or lemons. Lastly, even whole-food versions of vitamin C supplements are created by a drying process that destroys up to 80% of the vitamin C. At Optivida Health, we use a patented drying process that preserves 100% of the vitamin C for your health.