With more cold spells on the way this week, we are smack bang in the middle of peak cold and flu season. What can you do to help your immune system fight off those nasty bugs?
Truth is, there's no one guaranteed way to avoid ever getting sick, BUT there are many things you can do to help boost your body's natural defences. Here are the top 5 simple ways to help your immune system:
(1) A healthy & balanced diet
Strive for a varied diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and keeping it low in sugar and saturated fat can help support a healthy immune system.
(2) Regular exercise
Find an exercise you actually enjoy, you don't have to be running marathons or climbing mountains, a brisk walk with friends, a zumba class or a a 10 minute HIIT session will do the job nicely.
(3) Get enough sleep
Sleep is so important for your body to repair and rejuvenate. You should be striving for 7-9 hours sleep a night.
(4) Manage stress
Stress can be incredibly detrimental to the immune system. We all manage stress differently but there are loads of simple activities you can use to help unwind, such as meditation, yoga, a proper belly laugh with friends, reading a book or throwing on your favorite album and singing your heart out. De-stressing can be fun!
(5) Stay hydrated
Drink more water!!! It's easy to underestimate how power of hydration within our bodies, water helps to flush out toxins and waste products from the body, which can help to boost the immune system. Most adults should drink between 2-3 litres of water a day!
Sounds easy right? We all know the simple things we can do to help our bodies and yet sometimes we still let things slip. That is where a good quality scientifically balanced nutritional supplement can be hugely beneficial. By introducing IMMUNE [blend] into your daily diet you can be confident that your body is getting the additional support it needs to boost your immunity.
What's in IMMUNE [blend] & why?
Elderberry extract:derived from the elderberry plant (Sambucus nigra), is often used to help prevent and treat colds, flu and other respiratory infections. Elderberries contain antioxidants that help to protect cells from damage. They also contain flavonoids which are thought to have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. These compounds can help to boost the immune system by reducing inflammation and fighting off viruses and bacteria.
Vitamin C:helps support the immune system by stimulating the production and function of white blood cells, which help to fight infections. It also acts as an antioxidant, helping to neutralise harmful free radicals in the body.
Vitamin D:stimulates the development and function of T cells which play a key role in the body's immune response helping to identify and target invading microorganisms and cancer cells. Adequate levels of vitamin D can also help to reduce the risk of respiratory infections by increasing the production of the proteins that line the respiratory tract and help to trap pathogens.
Olive leaf extract:contains antimicrobial properties, which can help to inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses. It also contains compounds called polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and can help to neutralise harmful free radicals in the body.
Acerola Cherry Extract:a rich source of antioxidants such as flavonoids, carotenoids, and anthocyanins as well as a natural source of vitamin C, all offering robust overall support of the function of the immune system.
MCT & organic black pepper :These little beauties help your body to absorb all the goodness above in a super speedy manner, also bringing their own anti-inflammatory and T-cell rich properties.
Just one or two capsules a day will give you that extra layer of protection from any lurking germs and illnesses and keep you in tip top condition. Find out more here.