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Immune Boosters – Scam?

Posted 05 July 2022

A number of products claim to be immune boosters.

These reputable articles argue that these claims are invalid and not physiologically possible – unless you are undernourished or malnourished.

BBC: Covid-19: Can ‘boosting’ your immune system protect you?

“Unfortunately, the idea that pills, trendy superfoods or wellness habits can provide a shortcut to a healthy immune system is a myth. In fact, the concept of “boosting” your immune system doesn’t hold any scientific meaning whatsoever.”

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Cedars Sinai Hospital: Can You Really Boost Your Immune System?

“Dr. Cassel says most of the things people take to boost their immune system, such as vitamins or supplements, don’t have any effect on your immune response.”

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Science Based Medicine: Boost Your Immune System?

“The immune system is not a muscle, not a rocket, not a pump, not a balloon, nor anything else that can be inflated, expanded, or launched into the stratosphere simply by adding more power.”

(includes: The immune system: A really, really, really, really brief primer)

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Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology Journal

“There is no current evidence that any product or practice will contribute to enhanced “immune boosting” protection against COVID-19”

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