Build Your Immunity
Build you immunity
With flu's and viruses in our community it is essential your immune system is as strong as possible to aid protection and faster recovery.
Essential nutrients can either be found in foods or supplements
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is very useful for supporting the immune system and aid healing. Vitamin C doesn't store in our body so it is necessary to regularly include foods high in vitamin C or take supplements. Foods high in vitamin C include oranges, kiwifruit, peppers, broccoli, leafy greens and tomatoes.
Alternatively when building your immune system take a supplement of 500-1000mg per day.
Vitamin D is essential to the immune system and promotes immune response.
To boost vitamin D spend time in sunlight, safely avoiding burning. Vitamin D is often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin” because the sun is one of the best sources of this nutrient.
Foods that contain vitamin D Salmon, sardines, mushrooms, beef liver
Alternatively when building your immune system take a supplement of 50 mcg (2000 IU) per day.
Zinc is a trace mineral that is found in virtually every cell of the body and is a component in over 200 enzymes. Zinc is especially important in proper immune function, support for healthy cell growth and healthy skin, prostate and reproductive health as well as our sense of smell, taste, and vision.
Zinc can be found in meat and seafood along with seeds beans and nuts.
Alternatively when building your immune system take a supplement of 50 mg per day.
Quercetin is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It may also have the ability to chelate zinc ions and act as a 'zinc ionophore' helping the body utilise zinc to reduce the viral load. (An ionophore helps to get zinc inside your cells, where zinc works best).
The unique antioxidant effect of quercetin supports healthy blood vessels by reducing the impact of oxidative damage to blood vessel walls. Such support even extend to the capillaries, which supply nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body.
Quercetin can be found in many fruit and vegetables. Alternatively when building your immune system take a supplement of 250-500 mg per day.
As a supporter in natural health these supplements can be found on our website
Note that this is a guide only and if necessary with advise to seek professional advice. This information is not intended to replace any medical advice.