The idea of boosting your immune system is appealing, but you might be wondering how it is possible to build up your immune system so that you rarely get sick?
Well in today’s blog we are going to provide you with some top tips so you can support your immune system. With COVID-19 and the flu still lurking, we want to make sure your immune systems are supported so you have the strongest chance to fend off unwanted viruses and bacteria.
What is your Immune System?
Your Immune system is a network of cells, nodes, tissues, and organs that work together to help fend off diseases. Keeping your immune system in good condition is important to maintain and support your overall health. Everyone’s Immune System is different and constantly changing, it starts to develop after birth and into old age. It is important to note that only a fraction of your immune system is made up of your genes and a lot of it has to do with lifestyle factors which you can control.
What makes some people more susceptible to Colds, Flus & Viruses?
Everyone responds to viruses, bacteria, and pathogens differently- with some people’s immune systems being less able to fight off infections, making them more susceptible to illnesses.
There are a few lifestyle factors that can weaken your immune system, including:
Poor nutrient intake.
A diet high in processed food, saturated fats and sugar can have a negative impact on your immune system making you more susceptible to viral fatigue.
Lack of physical activity.
When you regularly exercise this can result in you sweating. Sweating can help antibodies circulate faster. When you exercise your body also releases endorphins which can make you feel happier, reducing the hood of stress which can negatively impact your immune system. Exercise allows immune cells to perform effectively, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Elevated levels of stress.
If you are constantly feeling stress this can suppress your immune system due to your body not being able to produce as many white blood cells which are needed to fight off infections
How to support your Immune Cells?
We have mentioned the lifestyle factors that can negatively affect your immune system. However, it is important to note there are also many factors that can help to support your immune cells which will play a vital role in maintaining optimal health.
Many habits and lifestyle factors that can support your immune system. These are things like hydration levels, quality of sleep, nasal hygiene, and nutritional status.
Consuming sufficient fluids and minerals throughout the day is vital as every organ, system and cell requires these components to function properly.
If you do not consume enough water and ionic minerals, then you cannot properly transport nutrients to each organ which over time can have a cascade effect on all aspects of your health. This is because having an imbalance of water and ionic minerals often results in fatigue as your body must work harder to keep your cells functioning efficiently and effectively which in time can make you more susceptible to illnesses.
High-quality, deep sleep is critical to your overall health and wellbeing. The effects sleep has on the immune system is complex. Studies suggest the less you sleep, the weaker your immune system, increasing your risk of catching a virus.
Having good nasal hygiene can strengthen your mucous respiratory defence mechanisms which will improve tear duct drainage and helping to prevent colds and cases of flu from entering your airway passages. CellnutritionLifestyle Nasal Spray has numerous benefits designed to support nasal hygiene and immunity. It is 100% natural and promotes a mechanical flushing action that helps stop blockages and the spread of germs, as well as hydrating the mucous membranes.
Nourishing your cells with the nutrients it needs through a well-balanced diet and various superior-source supplements can help you support your immune system. There are certain nutrients which have been shown to support immunity, these are micronutrients such as zinc, selenium and iron, and Vitamin C.
Zinc is a key micronutrient that our bodies require daily and has shown to affect multiple aspects of the immune system. This is because zinc is crucial for normal development and function of innate immune cells along with supporting the activation of T-cells which are responsible for destroying viruses and bacteria through altering their gene expression. The trace-element zinc can activate certain enzymes that break down proteins in viruses and bacteria, so they are less able to spread throughout your body. This is done by zinc acting as a cofactor for specific catabolic reactions to prevent the spread of the pathogen.
Vitamin C plays a significant role in the function of various immune cells and enhances your cell’s ability to protect the body against infection. Not only this but Vitamin C is essential to program cell death, which keeps your immune system healthy by clearing out old cells and replacing them with new ones.
It is key to remember that vitamin C works synergistically with numerous minerals and trace elements to optimally carry out its functions. Without these other micronutrients such as iron, selenium & zinc the effect of Vitamin C will not be maximized within the body and therefore, your immune function could be impaired.
Although science explains the importance of certain minerals and Vitamins for immunity, it is essential to know that they all work synergistically together and not in isolation. Therefore, it is vital you consume the full spectrum of (78) minerals in an ionic and bioavailable form as this will enable each element to be optimally absorbed in the cell, and it can then carry out its specific functions. Because the human body cannot naturally manufacture these ionic minerals and because our diets do not provide them all, it is essential we consume them through a superior and external source.
At CellnutritionLifetsyle we provide natural solutions to help support your immune system. Our Immunity Support Collection provides your immune cells with all 78 bioavailable ionic minerals & trace elements in a therapeutic solution helping to rebalance and support your body’s internal terrain, reducing your risk of infections. The quality and purity of our mineral solutions can be used as a daily resource as it provides the foundation your cells require for enhancing cellular wellness and supporting your immune system through aiding cell function, cell communication, hydration, and nutrient absorption. Our 100% natural Isotonic marine plasma solutions help return the cell to the medium in which it was created and evolved supporting all its processes and functions including your immune system.
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