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Re: a supplement question
Last Post 16 Feb 2022 04:13 PM by Elaine Moore. 1 Replies.
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NathanaelUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:
10 Feb 2022 06:00 PM
    Hi Elaine,

    I am looking at a different supplement to use (instead of Emergen-C) and wondered if you can tell me if this one is ok for me with Graves disease. It is called Nordic Immune Daily Defense (

    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 3 Soft Gels
    Amount Per Serviing % Dailly Value***
    Calories 25
    Total Fat 2 g 3%
    Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1000 mg 1111%
    Vitamin D3
    50 mcg (2000 IU) 250%
    Zinc (as zinc glycinate) 15 mg 136%
    Black Elderberry Extract
    (Sambucus nigra) (fruit)
    (Standardized to 30 mg anthocyanins)
    429 mg †
    **Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    † Daily Value not established.
    Less than 1 g of carbohydrates per serving.
    Less than 1 g of protein per serving.
    Other Ingredients organic extra virgin olive oil, soft gel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob color, natural
    lemon flavor), organic maltodextrin, beeswax.
    No gluten, milk derivatives, or artificial colors or flavors

    Thanks always for your help,
    Elaine MooreUser is Offline Veteran Member Veteran Member Posts:3836
    16 Feb 2022 04:13 PM
    Hi Nathanael,
    It looks like a good product. You might also want to look into mushroom extracts since they help modulate the immune system. Good products contain 4-5 different types of mushrooms .Take good care, Elaine
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