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The Immune-Boosting Power of Minerals in Food

In the pursuit of a robust immune system, it’s crucial to understand how the right nutrients can bolster our immune system. While vitamins often steal the spotlight, minerals play an equally vital role in supporting our defenses against illness. They are the fundamental building blocks, impacting our body’s defense mechanisms. In this post we’ll explore the landscape of immune-boosting minerals, examining their presence in everyday foods and as well as other alternatives, such as IV therapy, for enhancing your immunity.

Dietary Sources of Immune-Boosting Minerals

Minerals play a crucial role in supporting our immune function, with zinc, selenium, iron, and copper among the key players. These minerals significantly contribute to fortifying the body’s defenses against illnesses.They can be found in everyday foods that you can easily incorporate into your diet. (Check out the zinc-packed recipe at the end of this post!) Here’s a breakdown of each mineral:

  • Zinc is a mineral known for its immune-enhancing properties including immune cell function and overall immune response regulation. It basically helps your body produce and activate immune cells. Foods rich in zinc include oysters, lean meat, poultry, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes.
  • Selenium is another vital mineral that supports your immune system by protecting cells from damage. You can find selenium in foods like Brazil nuts, seafood, poultry, and whole grains.
  • Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body, supporting your overall health and immunity. Foods high in iron include lean meats, spinach, beans, lentils, and fortified cereals.
  • Copper plays a role in the formation of white blood cells, an essential component of your immune system to fight infection. You can find copper in foods like shellfish, whole grains, seeds, beans, and nuts.

Immunity Push IV Therapy

While in an ideal world, we would get all of our vitamins and minerals from the foods we consume, sometimes it’s not that easy. Busy schedules keep us on the go, making healthy decisions more difficult when you need a quick meal. Additionally, our current health climate doesn’t always serve our best interests with the use of pesticides and genetically modified foods, which can fail to deliver on nutritional value. 

‍In such cases where you’d like to efficiently get these key immunity-boosting minerals, our Immunity Push IV is a great option. IV therapy allows for rapid absorption of nutrients because it is administered directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This IV includes all of the minerals we discussed in this article plus some additional boosters such as B complex and Glutathione. We recommend this IV for individuals prone to frequent illnesses, high-stress environments, or those who want to take proactive steps in maintaining their overall health. 

‍Check out all the benefits of the Immune Push IV or request your IV therapy appointment here. We provide personalized plans tailored to your needs so that you can maximize the benefits each time you come in for an IV with us. We look forward to joining you on your wellness journey!



  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, sauté the ground turkey until browned.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Sauté until softened.
  3. Stir in the black beans, diced tomatoes, and spices.
  4. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Serve with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds for an extra zinc boost.
  6. Enjoy!

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