If you want to improve your ability to fight pathogens and create a robust immune system, certain foods and supplements are your key to a virus-free life!
In this post, I would like to introduce some of the best researched foods and supplements that can help your immune system fire on all cylinders.
1. Vitamin C
Your body uses Vitamin C for various bodily functions. One of these key systems is your immune system.
Vitamin C is one of the most researched vital minerals in the world. It is effective in preventing diabetes, viral influenza, stroke, heart disease and even cancer.
Vitamin C improves your immune system's ability to move to areas of infection or inflammation.
White blood cells, called neutrophils, are part of your innate immune system and are some of your first responders to infection.
Vitamin C provides these important cells with what they need to reach this site of danger faster.
Olive leaf extract contains powerful plant chemicals called polyphenols. Polyphenols have well documented antioxidant, anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antiviral properties.
OLE works as a vital anti-viral in a few ways. When a virus begins to replicate in the body to overwhelm the immune system, OLE damages the production of viral amino acids.
If a virus cannot successfully create the amino acid chains it needs to replicate and grow in numbers, it gives the immune system the edge when it comes to the viral fight.
OLE also prevents viral shedding in the cell membranes, it can penetrate already infected cells, and contributes to phagocytosis.
OLE can be your daily supplement to keep incoming viruses at bay and help your immune system do what it does best to keep you free from disease.
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Most health advocates already understand the remarkable ability that curcumin has as an
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. As more research is being done on this turmeric-based photochemical, we understand that it can positively modulate your immune system.
Curcumin improves the antibody response to an infection and helps your natural killer cells and T cells move towards that infection and begin the immunological battle.
In order to get the best out of a curcumin supplement, this must be taken daily, so that your body can get used to its introduction as an immune aid.
Nearly 2 billion people are deficient in this essential mineral! Did you know that iodine was considered essential for the evolutionary development of warm bloodied species?
When we think of iodine, we think of the thyroid. But what is the connection to the immune system?
Well, your immune power depends on how well your thyroid regulates metabolism for energy. It is this metabolic force that gives the immune system the right power to kill a disease and eliminate the subsequent debris.
Iodine is the fuel the thyroid needs to produce its hormones, which creates a healthy metabolism that can keep you free from infection.
Truehope's Nascent Iodine is preconverted into the bioidentical form that your thyroid can immediately recognize, absorb and use. This is due to our patented
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I doubt you have missed the remarkable upward trend in fermented foods on your market shelves. What you may have missed, however, is how these beneficial bacterial products can benefit your immune system.
Most people know how consuming the right fermented foods, drinks and supplements can help grow beneficial bacterial colonies and eradicate these "bad" bug species. But ferments are much more than just a digestive aid.
All ancient cultures had ferments, which was a supplement in the diet. Perhaps they knew that the consumption of various good bacteria would help to reduce the number of bacteria we know, which slows our immune response from within the gut. If you didn't know, most of your immune cells and systems are in the gut.
So if your immune system is not working so well, it is probably because your gut health is in bad shape, and you have far too many of these bad bugs that take up energy and space in your large intestine.
The introduction of healthy bacteria in responsible amounts will improve the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and reduce the number of harmful bacteria that can enter the bloodstream and cause infection.
The natural world provides the ingredients necessary to enable your immune system to do its job well. Introduce some of these foods and supplements into your daily routine, and remember them. Your body needs a steady, consistent supply.
All the best.
Simon Brazier. Dip HN, NNCP