Now is the time to build, maintain a strong immune system. These vitamins can help.

Whether it’s in foods or through pills, these vitamins are great for the immune system

Adequate levels of Vitamin D are essential for the immune system to function the way it ought to. Lipman recommends taking a Vitamin D3 supplement daily.
Adequate levels of Vitamin D are essential for the immune system to function the way it ought to. Lipman recommends taking a Vitamin D3 supplement daily. (iStock Image)

Having a strong immune system is always important, but it seems to be even more so in the coronavirus pandemic.

A strong immune system won’t prevent you from getting the coronavirus, but it does reduce the odds of contracting it and can help you stave it off if there is a positive diagnosis.

Here are eight vitamins that help boost your immune system -- and examples of foods that contain them if you don’t want to swallow any supplemental pills, according to the Cleveland Clinic.


Vitamin A

Overview: Important for visual health and the maintenance of healthy skin and hair.

Notable foods that contain it: Carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe.

Vitamin C


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