Nutrient Issues
Immunity

Nutrient Issues

The absorption and different uses for each nutrient is highly linked to the body’s immune system, which is the set of chemical reactions that protect us from any ”intruder” and susteins our vital functions. All the vitamins and minerals are essencial for the whole functioning of this system.

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Nutraceutical
Consistent effects
Strength of effects
Scientific articles
Notes
Relative and total abundance of Bifidobacterium are often lower after a low-FODMAP diet, but the changes aren't consistently significant. The clinical relevance of this alteration is unknown.
Psyllium is that the reference drug for increasing water content of stool.
There appears to be a rise in T-cell mediated immunity in older subjects when supplementing low dose (50-200mg) vitamin E; this immunity enhancement doesn't appear to occur in youth thanks to it alleviating an age-related immune suppression.