How to Support Your Immune System: Supplement
Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Everywhere you turn, you might feel as though you are running into germs. From the public bathrooms, to the grocery store, to the break room, it feels like we can run, but we can’t hide.
We understand that the fight to stay healthy is ongoing and building up immunity is tough given the fast-paced life we lead. Pair that with a hectic schedule, lack of sleep, germy kiddos, or a poor diet and your body’s and your body's natural defenses are put to the test.
The key to supporting your immune system starts by protecting what’s on the inside and giving your body a chance to repair itself day-in and day-out, regardless of your lifestyle. Help is on the way!
Regular Supplement Intake = Happy Immune System
Our immune system is very intricate, requiring multiple organ systems, hormones and cell signals to work together efficiently each day to get us from place to place. Your immune health can be negatively affected from daily stressors, diet, and lifestyle, all of which add up to how well—or how poorly—our defensive cells can fight ailments.*
In a nutshell, our immune system can be easily and frequently compromised if not strengthened properly.* That’s why we believe that supplementing your natural defenses with a few key nutrients better supports your ability to fight these invaders. Our supplements will start you on the path to living life well, supporting your body’s daily function to keep you feeling great.*
Vitamin D3: The Sun Warrior
Vitamin D, commonly known as the sunshine vitamin, is actually a hormone that performs various functions within the body beyond supporting bone health.* Other roles include supporting healthy blood sugar levels and gene expression; and more importantly for the purpose of immunity, Vitamin D supports the action of immune resilience.*
When in the sun, your skin converts the sun’s rays to a usable form of Vitamin D. A supplement of Vitamin D3 is a great addition to a daily regimen, especially in the winter months when sunlight is limited*. Consider this a way to catch some rays in a healthy way.
Zinc: The Immunity Pro
An essential mineral for general health, Zinc works in the body to create proteins and DNA, supporting natural defenses, collagen production, thyroid function, and stress management.* Found in cells throughout the body, it supports the immune system's ability to fight off invaders and as such, is key in skin support and in creating our sense of taste and smell.*
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, your diet consists heavily of plant food consumption, so be particularly cautious as certain compounds in plant foods can prevent proper zinc absorption*—another reason to supplement! Outside of supplementation, the best food sources of zinc include oysters, red meat, poultry, and seafood.*
Vitamin C with Rose Hips: The Scavenger
Everyone’s go-to, over-the-counter vitamin that serves many important functions throughout the body, Vitamin C, is a must for immune support.* Since you are unable to produce vitamin C naturally within your body, this essential antioxidant is necessary to digest through external sources.*
Vitamin C works in the body mostly to protect your cells from damage that happens every day. But more commonly, you may recognize Vitamin C as the vitamin that helps build and strengthen your natural defense system, providing antioxidant and energy support.*
The best sources of Vitamin C come from whole fruits and vegetables, however, if your intake of those is low, supplementing with Vitamin C capsules can be helpful.*
Wellness Booster: The Natural Defender
Our Wellness Booster supplement is a mixture of herbs that support immune health.* The mix includes Echinacea and an antioxidant blend that includes ginger, turmeric, bilberry, pomegranate and acerola cherry.
The herbs turmeric, echinacea, and ginger may support healthy respiratory function, immune cell activity and the body’s healthy inflammatory response.* Since acerola cherry is very rich in Vitamin C, it’s included in our selection of whole food ingredients along with pomegranate, bilberries, citrus bioflavonoid complex, cranberry and carrot.
The Wellness Booster is great to take the first few days you feel under the weather, as a precaution during seasonal weather changes.* As well, the Wellness Booster is great for providing additional support to your immune system during the colder months.*
Choosing to add even one of these supplements can make a positive impact on your body’s immunity.* Take all supplements together and what happens? You may start to fully strengthen the way your body responds to the daily and unavoidable intake of germs.
Full and complete wellness of your mind, body, and spirit starts with a strong foundation, and we’d love for you to build your foundation with us.
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**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.