Boosting Your Immune System

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Boosting Your Immune System

Keeping your immune system strong is essential to help you fight off disease and infections and doing that all year round is the key. The most important way to boost the immune system is through healthy lifestyle choices, including eating a balanced and nutritious diet as well as getting plenty of sleep and exercise.

Your immune system consists of a combination of cells, chemicals and processes which function to protect the respiratory passages, intestinal tract and skin as well as protect your body from viruses, toxins and cancer cells.

Some studies have shown that adding specific vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements can help improve the immune response, which can protect the body against illness.

Here are 10 supplements known for its immune system boosting properties:

Ester C + Probiotics by Nutralife

Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that the body cannot produce it. This powerful antioxidant will help to strengthen the body's natural defences. You can get vitamin C from your diet as this vitamin can be found in many fruits and vegetables, including berries, citrus fruits, sprouts, broccoli, blackcurrant, kiwifruit and capsicums.

Ester C + Probiotics by Nutralife has a combination of vitamin C and probiotics that are designed to support the immune and the digestive system. Around 70% of your immune system lives in the gastrointestinal tract, so having a healthy gut is essential for your immunity to be right.

Vitality Switch by Switch Nutrition

Greens supplements contain a range of antioxidants that will help to protect the body from free radicals. These damaging free radicals are constantly being formed in the body due to many external factors. When you consume a nutritious diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, your body will naturally consume antioxidants.

Vitality Switch by Switch Nutrition combines powerful superfoods, vegetables, probiotics, medicinal mushroom blend and digestive enzymes to help you support a healthy immune and digestive system. The combination of ingredients will give your body everything it needs for a healthier you from the inside out.

Gut Health + Immunity by JSHealth Vitamins

Probiotics are essential for a healthy gut and digestive system. The digestive system houses the most of the immune system, therefore when your gut is right, your immunity is right. The health of your gut can be affected due to many external factors such as pollution, bad food choices, smoking, and so on.

Gut Health + Immunity by JSHealth Vitamins has a combination of probiotics that will support intestinal health as well as gastrointestinal and immune function. When you nourish and nurture your body with the right nutrients, you will reach your full potential.

Mushroom 5 Complex by Herbs of Gold

Medicinal mushroom has been used in ancient times to help treat and prevent infections and disease. More than 270 species of medicinal mushrooms are recognised for its immune-enhancing properties and antibacterial effects.  

Herbs of Gold has crafted Mushroom 5 Complex to help support the immune system. It contains five different mushroom ingredients, which are traditionally used in Chinese medicine to help support a strong immune system and function.

Ultimate Greens by BRaw

Having a diet full of nutrients can seem a little tricky something. Some supplements are designed to help you with that gap of missing essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients. BRaw Greens contains a combination of probiotics, seven high-quality sources of greens, immunity blend and polyphenol blend.

This combination of ingredients will help you to support the gut and immune system as you alkalise and detoxify the body while providing the body with energy to help you tackle on the day.

Bio Curcumin 5400 by Herbs of Gold

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a potent anti-inflammatory due to its properties. This compound is also known for its antioxidant properties, which will ensure all the systems in the body are working well as they should.

Bio Curcumin 5400 by Herbs of Gold has 100mg of Curcumin that will assist the body to reduce levels of inflammation while improving antioxidants status. This supplement will help to strengthen the immune system, so you feel better from the inside out.

Multi Max by Genetix (Men's & Women's)

Multivitamins play an essential role in the body and the immune system. With a combination of vitamins and minerals, adding a multivitamin to your routine will help to support any deficiency that you might have from not eating a nutritious and balanced diet. Vitamins such as vitamin D, C, B complex and zinc are crucial for a strong immune system.

Multi Max by Genetix has a combination of essential vitamins and minerals designed to support immune and digestive system as well as better energy levels. This supplement also has a blend of organic food and herbal ingredients as well as an antioxidant formula to support your inner health.

Resilience by ATP Science

Our bodies are always getting bombarded with external factors that may damage our overall wellness and health, whether it's from daily pollution or bad food choices. Providing the body with the right nutrients can be challenging. When there's an imbalance of those nutrients, you might find yourself not fighting illness the way you should.

ATP Science has created Resilience with all-natural ingredients to help you support those deficiencies. This combination will also support the immune function, which can prevent inflammation in the body.

Probiotic Advanced by Fusion Health

Probiotics are used to promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria, and this has been linked to various health benefits. Many studies show the connection of a balanced digestive system can be beneficial to overall health. Probiotics can also help to modulate the immune system as well as support immune function to help maintain gut health.

Fusion Health has crafted Probiotic Advanced, which will support intestinal health and wellbeing as well as support a healthy immune system.

Gutright Daily by ATP Science

Our digestive system plays an important role in our overall health and wellbeing. Our modern way of life can create many stressors in our health. Whether it's from processed foods, air pollution or cigarette smoke, all these can affect an imbalance in our health.

ATP Science has crafted Gutright Daily to help to counteract those imbalances. With a combination of herbs, fruits, nuts, spices and vegetables, this supplement helps to support gut and immune system health. This product ticks all the boxes when it comes to a healthy digestive system.

Final Notes

Having a healthy immune system all year round is essential for optimal health. You need to look after your immunity so the body can fight off disease and illness when it's needed. Many studies have shown the connection between immune and digestive system. The healthier the digestive system, the healthier you will feel from the inside out.

Please take note that no supplement will cure or prevent disease or illness. Supplements are only a complement to your already healthy diet and exercise plan. A strong immune system depends on many factors not only on supplements. You should always talk to your healthcare professional before taking any supplements.

It's important to remember with COVID-19 that no supplements, diet or lifestyle modification can protect you from coronavirus. Today, only social distancing and proper hygiene practices can keep you safe from this virus.

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Camila Griffin

Health & Fitness Writer

I am a journalist/writer who loves the health and fitness industry. I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008, and I have been involved in the fitness and health industry for many years. I have taught Body Pump in the past and competed at WBFF. I love writing and researching about nutrition and supplements. In my spare time, you'll find me at the beach.
 

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