Living through a pandemic has caused us to be extra aware of our daily habits and hygiene. It is important now more than ever to provide your immune system with as much support as possible.
The good news is that there are ways to naturally boost your immune system and help strengthen your body during the pandemic. Your body is already working hard to fight against and protect you from viruses and bacteria. But you can maximize its functions even more by trying the following.
Take Your Vitamins
One of the most effective ways to boost your immune system is to provide your body with the right vitamins. A daily dose of Vitamin C can support cell function, protect against environmental oxidative stress and help your immune system fight viruses.
A busy lifestyle can make it challenging to get an adequate amount of nutrients. IMMUNE+++ is an easy way to compliment your vitamin intake. Even with limited COVID-19 research, we do know that the virus comes with cold and flu-like symptoms. Vitamins B, C, D and zinc may be helpful in boosting your immune system and fighting the illness in the same way they can help you get over a cold or flu.
IMMUNE+++ is a proprietary triple shield formula that offers a unique vitamin C source called Life-C Blend. The Herb and Botanical Blend in IMMUNE+++ contains a high antioxidant blend of berries and pomegranate. These three blends have been shown to work together to boost your body’s production of white blood cells and T cells. By increasing your body’s production of these cells, you are strengthening your immune system.
A study shows that the effects of IMMUNE+++ are enhanced when taken with LAMININE , a supplement that stimulates the stem cells in your body to combat the signs of aging. Combining IMMUNE+++ with LAMININE increases more white blood cells and T cells in your body in comparison to taking IMMUNE++++ on its own.
Drink Plenty of Water
Another simple way to boost your immune system is to drink water to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps carry oxygen to your cells for a stronger immune system.
Drinking water is also beneficial because it cleanses the body from toxins, and keeps mucus in the respiratory tract thin. Mucus helps the body fight the infection and keeping the mucus thin makes it easier to be flushed out from the body, either through coughing or a runny nose.
Improve Your Gut Health
70-80 percent of your immune system is in your gut , which makes your gut health vital when maintaining a strong immune system. A functioning digestive system is an essential part of maintaining your immune system and overall health.
Supplementing your body with DIGESTIVE+++ is an easy way to improve your gut health. DIGESTIVE+++ is a proprietary combination of a probiotic, prebiotic, and an enzyme blend created to improve your digestion performance. The capsule contains a probiotic called Bacillus Coagulans, which has a spore that allows it to survive in digestive enzymes and acids until reaching the lower digestive tract. Probiotics are good bacteria in your gut that help keep detrimental bacteria from proliferating.
DIGESTIVE+++ has a prebiotic blend made up of short-chain fructooligosaccharides, Jerusalem Artichoke, Dandelion Leaves and Yacon Root.
Prebiotics are basically food for the good bacteria in your gut. Using both probiotics and prebiotics together increases the good bacteria, which improves the lining of the digestive tract and colon, improving overall gut health. DIGESTIVE+++ also has a comprehensive enzyme blend to help your body break down proteins, carbohydrates, lactose (milk sugar), and fats to maximize their benefits. This also supports more effective elimination and less bloating.
Studies show that the benefits of DIGESTIVE+++ are enhanced when combined with LAMININE. Taking both supplements together increases the production of butyrate in your body, which improves gut health and also helps reduce inflammation and may even prevent disease.
An easy way to feel more energized and boost your immune system is moderate exercise. Studies show that 30 minutes of fast paced walking improve multiple functions of your immune system. Moderate exercise will strengthen your respiratory system, mobilize your antibodies and even improve your blood circulation.
A good workout will also release happy hormones (endorphins) in your body which will positively affect your mind and mental health.
We have already established that the majority of the immune system is to be found in the gut. Your diet plays a major role in keeping your gut healthy and what microbes live in your intestines. A well-balanced diet rich in fiber with lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains will keep your gut healthy, and it will also support the growth and maintenance of beneficial microbes.
Make sure to get a sufficient amount of probiotics and prebiotics to further support your gut health and ensure that it can absorb the most nutrients from the foods you eat. Probiotics can be found in fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, kombucha tea, yogurt and other healthy alternatives .
Bananas, garlic, oats and apples are all good sources of prebiotics, but it can be hard to consistently incorporate a sufficient amount of probiotics and prebiotics in your diet. DIGESTIVE+++ contains a potent blend of probiotics, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes to support gut flora and strengthen the immune system.
For more information on how to keep both your mind and gut happy, please read our other blog posts at lifepharm.com/blog .
Wash Your Hands
It may sound trivial, but washing your hands is one of the easiest (and most important) steps to avoid getting sick and spreading bacteria. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 19% of the global population wash their hands after using the bathroom.
A study shows that washing your hands reduces the risk of respiratory illness by 16-21%. It can also reduce the risk of diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by 58%.
Spending time outdoors is important for breathing fresh air and absorbing the vitamin D provided by the sun, which is so crucial to support calcium absorption and the proper functioning of the immune system.
A study suggests that vitamin D can help prevent respiratory infections and reduce the severity of them. Apart from being a great immune booster, outside activities have a positive effect on your brain and can decrease depression and anxiety .