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Healthy Living: Myths vs. Facts on ‘Boosting’ The Immune System

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It’s popular to take dietary supplements without a prescription, but does this “heath” trend work?

Health experts say no.

For example, Vitamin C is found in many foods and is good to have in your diet. That’s why Vitamin C supplements are touted as a great way to boost your immune system and fight off infection.

But they don’t actually work and high doses can cause a number of side effects including nausea, cramps, and an increased risk of kidney stones.

Why? Our bodies can only absorb a few hundred milligrams of Vitamin C at a time.

So how can you “boost” your immune system? Superfoods like chia seeds and coconut oil? Nope again.

Today’s Healthy Living separates fact from fiction on how some at-home habits can help you keep your health in tip-top shape. Watch the video above to learn more.

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