35% of Europeans over the age of 50 have a deficiency of one or more immunity supporting micronutrients.
A fifth of healthy people in this age group have been found to be deficient in zinc, vitamin C and/or iron. Insufficient levels of vitamins D3, B12 and E, as well as beta-carotene have also been observed1. Ingesting additional micronutrients through dietary supplements has been found to be the best method of strengthening the body’s defences2.
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2 Chandra RK (1997): Graying of immune system. Can nutrient supplements improve immunity in the elderly? J. Am. Med. Assoc. 227, 1398 – 1399.