It probably isn’t a mystery anymore as to what we should do to boost our immune system. Not to mention how many time you have heard people telling you to up your dosages during flu season. One million times you say? Yeah, us too!
The winner is still vitamins. To keep your immune system running efficiently and effectively vitamins are a critical player in the keeping that sick day bank tally high–keep rollin’ them over!
The three vitamins that keep scoring on top are: Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E.
Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters of them all. Daily intake of vitamin C is essential for good health because your body doesn’t produce it OR store it for when it needs it. In fact, a lack of vitamin C can even increase your chances of getting sick. Yikes. Some important foods to keep on hand when checking up on your Vitamin C doses are: oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, kale, and even what I like to call baby trees, broccoli. Roasted broccoli–yes, please! Oh, and it is also 1,000mg of Vitamin C in our SUPER POWDER too!
Not only are these guys great for boosting your energy (we know a lot about that) but they are also great for your immune system as well. Like Vitamin C, studies suggest that vitamin B6 deficiency affects both humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. Your Vitamin B6 status can impact your mood, your sleep, and your pain levels, not to mention your risk for all kinds of chronic illnesses. Vitamin B6 is depleted by stress. Clearly, this vitamin is a bit more impacting when the vitamin is lacking. Due to all of its benefits is a strong reason why we include it in some of our products. Vitamin B6 is loaded (100% DV) into our SUPER POWDER and SHOT, give one a try next time you are feeling moody, need an energy boost or want to keep your immune system in check.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight off infection, meaning it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. This is also a bit more critical and helpful for the older demographic. Foods that are rich in vitamin E include nuts, seeds, and spinach. Sounds the perfect start to a protein smoothie with the addition of our protein, PRIME in it to me! Our SPRUCE has spinach as one of its keys greens in it too!
What are some tips and tricks you live by to keep you from getting sick?
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