10 Ways to Support Immune System
The immune system is the first line of protection from sickness in your body. Your immune system employs a system involving chemicals & proteins in the body to combat viruses, dangerous germs, diseases, and parasites in the same manner that even a security system surrounding your house would.
You’ll be less likely to become sick if your immune system is stronger. Did you know there are methods to support the immune system to work more effectively?
Useful Resource: Here is a useful link to see the Dietary Recommendations for Americans Issued by dietaryguidelines.gov to review how an ideal diet should be according to every age group.
10 Immune System Tips You Must Know
1. Immune System Booster - A Nutrient-Dense, Whole-Foods Diet
2. Eliminating Sweets and Processed Carbohydrates
A sugar & junk food detox has never been more important. Studies found that refined sugars weaken the immune system for several hours after consumption. Limiting carbs and sugar increases the operation of your immune system and your general health.
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3. Getting Enough Protein
4. Immune System Natural Boosters - Garlic, Onion, Ginger, & Spices in Excess
5. Foods That Are Fermented to Help the Microbiota
6. Immune System Drinks - Fluids, Particularly Those That Are Warmer
7. Get Enough Sleep
8. Exercise Regularly
9. Yoga and Meditation
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10. Immune System Booster Supplements
Finally, many individuals want to understand what supplements they may start to additionally support the immune system. In addition to the food and lifestyle suggestions above, there’s a lot of disinformation & profiteering being done to exploit individuals worried about the recent virus, but here are the immune system booster supplements I recommend:
- Multivitamin/Mineral: If you aren’t taking a proper multivitamin, you should start taking one and stick with it. Look for a multivitamin and mineral supplement containing active B vitamins, such as methyltetrahydrofolate and methylcobalamin.
- Vitamin D3: According to studies, those deficient in vitamin D are ten times more likely to have a cold or flu, whereas supplementing using vitamin D reduces colds and flu by 42 percent. It is because it greatly supports your immune system. Evaluating your 25-OH vitamin D levels is recommended to ensure the proper dose. Blood levels should be greater than 30 ng/mL, although most people’s ideal values are closer to 50 ng/mL. In winter, many people require 5,000 IU more vitamin D3. Adults should start with 2,000 IU, while children should start with 1,000 IU.
- Vitamin C: The importance of vitamin C in immune system support has long been recognized. Take 500 – 1,000 mg with snacks and meals throughout the day. I prefer to use a liquid and powder form that I can blend with water or smoothies.
- Zinc citrate: Take a supplement or eat more foods abundant in this important immune-supporting vitamin. Zinc is abundant in seafood, particularly oysters, red meat, and pumpkin seeds. Take 30 mg three times a day.
- Probiotics: A normal gut flora is important for a healthy gut, which serves as a significant barrier against infections and is essential to the immune response. Look for companies that include at least 5 – 10 billion organisms in each capsule and offer a variety of beneficial bacteria types in their immune system booster supplements.
- Fish Oil: This age-old cure for excellent health and a strong immune system is still effective! This cod liver oil provides extra vitamins A & D for increased resistant protection and beneficial lipids.