Immunity supplements

Evryday Immunity

| Evryday Team

During the cold weather month’s (which we have many of in Canada), it can be hard to stay healthy, especially these days. If you’re contantly battling cold and flu symptoms, or generally feeling run down, you might not be getting the nutrients you need through diet alone. The good news is, there are some great supplements you can take to help boost your immune system and prevent or limit the severity of a cold. Below are our top 5 picks for immune boosting supplements.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is often known as the “sunshine vitamin” and unfortunately due to the lack of sun during the winter months people can often become deficient. A lack of Vitamin D can lead to a weakened immune system, so to help avoid catching a cold or flu it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough throughout the winter months, and taking a supplement is often a good idea. Be sure to choose a supplement with D3 (cholecalciferol), which is the natural form of Vitamin D that your body makes from sunlight and is better absorbed into the bloodstream.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C doesn’t necessarily reduce your risk of catching a cold, but it has been shown to be effective at reducing the severity and length of a cold. This is because Vitamin C is highly concentrated in immune cells and gets quickly depleted during an infection, which then further weakens the immune system. Good sources of dietary Vitamin C include citrus fruits, berries, sweet peppers, kale, and spinach.

Vitamin C is water-soluble, so if you take too high a dose at one time, you’ll lose most of it through your urine. That’s why our LIKE A MILLION BUCKS pack separates Vitamin C into two doses, one in the morning and one in the evening, to ensure you absorb as much as possible to get the most benefit from your supplements.


Probiotics provide good bacteria to your gut that helps with proper digestion and supports your immune system. Leaky gut is a major cause of immune imbalance and a weakened immune system, so it’s important to consume probiotics to keep the immune system in good shape and the lining healthy. It’s most beneficial to choose a probiotic with several strains of good bacteria, including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains, because the more diverse your gut microbiome is the more beneficial for maintaining health. Our LIKE A MILLION BUCKS pack includes a shelf stable probiotic with both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains, so you can keep it wherever is most convenient for you.

Zinc is a popular natural remedy for fighting colds. Taking zinc regularly can reduce your risk of developing a cold and can also speed up healing if taken shortly after you feel a cold coming on. Research found that when zinc was given within 24 hours of cold symptoms appearing the duration of symptoms was greatly reduced compared to the control group. Zinc also interferes with the processes that cause mucous and bacteria to build up in the nasal passage.
Reishi Mushrooms
Reishi mushrooms are often referred to as nature’s Xanax. Reishi is the most popular medicinal mushroom and for good reason. The Reishi mushroom has many health claims including boosting the immune system, aiding in weight loss and even fighting certain types of cancer cells, but what makes it unique is its calming powers. This is thanks to the compound triterpene, which positively effects the nervous system and may help alleviate anxiety, ease depression, encourage better sleep, sharpen focus, and aid in healing. Calming your nervous system and reducing long term activation of cortisol and other stress hormones is so important for maintaining a healthy immune system.
Luckily, our LIKE A MILLION BUCKS immunity pack includes all of these supplements in a convenient daily pack that’s easy to take with you, EVRYDAY.
Prior to starting any supplements, you should consult a healthcare provider.