Vitamins for Immune System Support

Dr. Christine Sauer, MD ND
16 min readApr 3, 2022

How We Can Use Food and Nutrients to Support the Immune System to Fight Viral Illnesses Better

We know that nutrition and immunity are related. Vitamins for Immune System Support have become a staple in many households.

During pandemic times it is more important than ever to use nutrition (food) and nutritional supplements (Vitamins, minerals, Enzymes, Fats and others) to support optimal functioning of our metabolism and our immune system.

This overview article will detail what to use at what stage in the infectious process.


Supplementation in addition to a generally healthy nutrition is recommended widely due to a reduced nutrient content in modern food, especially in conventionally grown and heavily processed foods.

Traditional Western (conventional) medicine still mostly rejects this notion. My suggestions for a better approach to healthcare — can be found in this recent post about a framework for reasoning in healthcare.

Resource for eating better: my e-book : “Eating for Vibrant Health and Exploisve Energy” (click Here for free download)

Supplementation needs to supplement (hence the name) nutrition. That means they have to deliver a form (chemically) and amount of supplements that are

  • Safe for most individuals (exceptions: people with liver or kidney damage, on medications or with chronic illness need individual attention by a qualified practitioner)
  • At least have a good probability and historic track record of being effective beyond hear-say and a placebo effect (nothing against a good placebo, though)
  • Of good quality (the least number of additives, good manufacturing practices, reasonably priced)

I try to choose supplements by these criteria.

A Word of Caution:

These recommendations are for generally healthy individuals only and only for educational purposes. For your individual case, especially if you have any severe illness, take medications, are very obese (or underweight), or have any questions regarding your health or the safety…



Dr. Christine Sauer, MD ND

German-trained physician, Brain & Mental Health Professional, Educator and Coach; Helping Rising Stars to Sparkle —