It’s that time of year again…flu, colds, who knows…oh my! Did you know the best way to assist your immune system is to prepare it for an attack? If you’re always prepared to fight the germs no matter the season, then your immune system will be strong when sickness comes a knocking!
There are so many ways to prep your immune system: nutrition, supplements, getting quality sleep, movement, and stress management, etc., but this blog is going to focus on nutrition and supplements only. Let’s dive in and see how you can boost your immune system today!
Nutrition: Eating whole foods is important for overall health. Have you heard of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen List? This is a great place to start when you’re working on upping your nutrition game. Buying organic produce when necessary will help reduce the toxic burden in your body that can build up and create issues such as a low functioning immune system.
In addition to clean produce, you also need great sources of protein to stay fit and keep your body functioning well from the inside out. Protein sources such as organic chicken, turkey, wild caught fish, grass fed beef, and quality eggs are ideal choices.
Whole foods will always keep your body running efficiently and smoothly so make sure to choose organic, non-GMO, fresh, and quality ingredients wherever you shop!
Supplements: There are so many supplements to choose from in terms of immune health. Luckily, Kelly Engelmann, our NP and founder of Enhanced Wellness Living, has picked out our favorite and most potent immune health supplements that will benefit you this cold and flu season especially! Throughout November and December, we are offering an Immune Health Bundle deal just for you! Save that stack of cash for Christmas presents while giving your body what it needs too!
Our Immune Health Bundle includes: Colostrum, D3, Vitamin C, Zinc, and NAC. Let’s dive into each of these supplements and see just how they can make your immune system stronger together!
Colostrum: Colostrum is the first source of milk that a mother cow feeds her baby, and is referred to as “liquid gold” because of all the fantastic immune properties it has. This “liquid gold” is such a great immunity booster due to the fact that it reduces inflammation, promotes gut health, and promotes positive aging to boot!
Vitamin D3: The best way to absorb vitamin D is from the sun through our skin. Unfortunately not everyone can get good sun exposure in the winter months and that automatically weakens your immune system. The answer to this problem is to supplement. In addition to immune support, vitamin D3 also promotes healthy metabolism function, bone strength, and is vital for every cell in our body. Win-win!
Vitamin C: This isn’t just any vitamin C, it’s lypospheric which means it is more easily absorbed and utilized by your body. Vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant (helps fight stress!), supports collagen production (bye bye wrinkles!), repairs damaged cells, and of course is a strong piece of immune function!
Zinc: There are many different forms of Zinc, but the form we include in this Immune Health Bundle is Zinc Glycinate. This form is a combination of the trace mineral zinc combined with the amino acid glycinate to form zinc glycinate, a gate keeper of the immune system! This form of zinc is well tolerated and easily absorbed into our bodies and cells to not only promote a strong immune system, but also supports reproductive health no matter your gender, protein metabolism (breaks it down so your body can better utilize it), and antioxidant activity (fights stress)!
NAC: Boost your immune system with N-Acetyl-Cysteine, a precursor to Glutathione. When glutathione is activated your immune system is prepared for battle and can fight off sickness! NAC is great for antioxidant support (stress fighting!), and promotes natural defense. This means if you’ve already come down with something, continuing to take NAC will fight the illness and help you to feel better sooner!
Your immune system function depends on a lot of factors-nutrition and sleep, stress and movement-but you can play a role in your immunity too! Adding immune boosting supplements into a nutrient-dense diet can truly make a difference in how you fare during this cold and flu season. Preparing your immune system by building it up daily and consistently is important! Our Immune Health Bundle is an easy way to start preparing your immune system now for the season ahead. To order please contact Brittany at Supplements.EWL@Gmail.com or 601-364-1132. Order today, you’ll be glad you did!