Immune System

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Key Nutrition Issues
The role of the immune system is to protect the human body from different pathogens and microorganisms that may harm it. Optimal nutrition is essential for the adequate function of the immune system.

This toolkit discusses the following key nutrition issues:
Research has looked at the role of several micronutrients in the protection and enhancement of the immune response including vitamin C, zinc and selenium. Additionally, the effects of herbal remedies, probiotics, chicken
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Last Updated: 2019-10-08