What is WBC? 7 Natural Ways to Increase WBC Count


White blood cells are one type of cell that are found in the blood. The WBC count is also sometimes known as a leukocyte count or white count. White blood cells play an important role in your body’s immune system, searching the blood for invading viruses, bacteria, and fungi. White blood cells are produced inside the bone marrow and stored in your blood and lymphatic tissues. Because some white blood cells have a short lifespan of one to three days, your bone marrow is constantly producing them.

Causes of Low White Blood Cell Count

-Type I Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Celiac Disease, and more
-Viral infections that diminish the bone marrow’s ability to function
-Infectious Disease
-Vitamin Deficiency

7 Natural Ways to Increase WBC Count!

Cat’s Claw

Cat’s Claw have been used traditionally by tribal herbalists for 2,000 years to treat a wide range of health conditions. Cat’s claw reboots the immune system to regulate white blood cell production and performance. It acts as an adaptogen. For example, if the white blood cell count is too low, it will increase it. Conversely, if it’s too high, it will decrease it.


It is found that rats fed garlic showed a significant increase in total white blood cell count. It also seems to promote the ability of white blood cells to fight off infections, and also stimulates other immune cells.


It also increase white blood cells count. People using probiotics had stronger immunity than those who did not take them. These probiotics also seemed to enhance the WBC. Yogurt may help improves the WBC’s count and in turn results in better immune system.

Eat Omega-3 foods

Walnuts, salmon, and sardines are just three of the foods to eat to give your body more Omega-3s, which will boost your body’s production of the white blood cells that eliminate bacteria.

Folic acid

Folic acid is necessary for the production of white blood cells, so a lack of this important B vitamin can lead to low white blood cell count. If you want to increase white blood cells, eat more foods that contain folic acid or take a folic acid supplement.

Green Tea

Green tea is a powerful source of antioxidants that aids your body fight off infections. Consuming green tea can help strengthens the immune system which raises WBCs. Combined with lemon or honey, green tea tastes good that can be included in your diet daily.


Astragalus root helps stimulate white blood cells and protects against invading organisms. It also enhances production of the important natural compound interferon to fight against viruses.

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