There’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is in Immune.
It’s up to you to build up that all-important immune system – especially as the months grow colder, and we move into cold and flu season. Your immune system is fairly remarkable and does a really great job of defending you against nasty disease-causing microorganisms. But it needs some help. It needs a boost.
What can you do to boost your immune system?
It’s unlikely anyone would turn down the offer to boost their immunity. The immune system is precisely that, a system, not a single entity. For it to function at its best it needs balance and harmony, like a well composed song. Once you get this right, your body will sing.
Researchers are still trying to unpack the correlation between a strong immune system and lifestyle choices. There is a strong link between the two – what we choose to eat, how much we exercise, our age, psychological stress and other factors directly influence the response our immune system has on fighting disease.
It makes sense to focus your attention on healthy-living strategies.
Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions far better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies. Here are a few to guide you:
- Don’t smoke
- Eat a diet high in fruit and vegetables
- Exercise regularly
- Drink alcohol in moderation
- Get enough rest and good sleep
- Try minimise the things that cause stress
Increase immunity the healthy way
Attempting to boost the cells of your immune system can be complicated because there are so many different kinds of cells that respond to so many different microbes, in many ways. Which cells should you boost, and to what number? No one really knows how many cells or what the best mix of cells the immune system needs to function at its optimum level, but there are certain things we can put back into our bodies.
These important ingredients are found in our Daily multivitamin, which has been designed to strengthen and build up your natural immunity.
These immunity-building heroes are:
Echinacea – also called purple coneflower are loaded with plant compounds that function as antioxidants, and help fight against oxidative stress, that has been linked to chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and many others.
Vitamin C – well-known as a natural booster of the body’s immune system. It supports the production of white blood cells which form the body’s natural defence against infection. Its powerful antioxidant properties protect these cells from harmful free radicals. This is particularly evident in the case of our skin cells.
Zinc – plays a major role in the functioning of a healthy immune system. It helps the body’s defence cells to counteract infection and regulate immune responses. Due to its contribution to the metabolism of key micronutrients such as Vitamin A, Zinc also promotes general skin integrity and the growth of bones, nails and hair.