It's not unusual for us to get the "common cold" once or twice during this season. But is there be a chance to enjoy the fall with less runny noses or dry coughs? Having a strong immune system may help with that.
Why is it SO important to take care of your immune system?
Your immune system plays a vital role; protecting your body from harmful substances, germs, and cell changes that could make you sick. It is made of various organs and proteins in the body that work together to keep illness at bay and away from you!
Just think - without an immune system, we would have no way to fight harm from the outside or harmful changes that may occur in our bodies. That's a scary thought!
So....how does it work?
To put it simply, the immune system works based off of its' reaction to foreign substances called "antigens". When it recognizes antigens, it kicks into gear as it works to help the body get rid of them.
To fight off illness, the immune system triggers the B lymphocytes to make antibodies, which then lock onto specific antigens. Once they are formed, antibodies usually stay in our bodies just in case we may have to fight the same illness again.
Although our immune system was created for the sole purpose or protecting us from sickness, it's our job to take care of our bodies in order to have the best chance possible to battle illnesses.
You can make a difference!!
Most of us probably know that a balanced diet and adequate sleep supports a strong immune system, but there are many other factors to keep in mind as well.
Some quick tips:
- Don't smoke.
- Wash hands frequently and correctly.
- Aim to minimize stress.
- Add supplements to your routine that support immune health.
What supplements should I take?
There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to taking supplements to support a strong strong immunity, but make sure you don't settle for anything but the most effective.
Some of the vitamins and supplements that help support a strong immune system are; Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-12, Curcumin, and Vitamin B-6. These vitamins have been shown to help boost immunity as well as supporting a healthy inflammation response.
By supplementing with these, you may find yourself reaching for tissues less often this winter!!
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