Support Your Health All Year Long: 3 Reasons to Invest in Immune System Support
The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect our body from potentially harmful pathogens. It's a remarkable defence mechanism that helps us fight off infections and stay healthy. While many of us tend to focus on our immunity during the winter months, it's important to understand that our immune system needs support all year round.
In this article we’ll take a closer look at 3 key reasons you should support your immunity all year round and the top 3 tips to help you do so.
Aid against premature aging:
Zinc, which is essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails, is a mineral that plays a critical role in immune function. It also protects our cells from oxidative damage, which is a leading cause of premature aging. Vitamin C also contributes to normal collagen formation to support the function of skin, bones, cartilage, teeth, gums and more.
Fatigue is a common complaint that can affect our ability to work, exercise, and enjoy life. However, by supporting our immune system, we can reduce feelings of tiredness and lethargy. Vitamin C is a key nutrient that is essential for energy production and can help reduce fatigue and improve cognitive function.
Zinc and Vitamin C are two immune-supporting vitamins that may also play a role in improving mood. Zinc is essential for cognitive function, which includes memory, attention, and processing speed. On the other hand, Vitamin C contributes to psychological function, such as mood and emotional well-being. Studies have found that Vitamin C supplementation may help improve mood. Therefore, ensuring adequate intake of both Zinc and Vitamin C may have positive effects on both immune health and mental well-being.
Top 3 tips for supporting your immunity as we come into spring/ summer.
We spoke to Nutritional Therapist and Author, Eve Kalinik, who suggests: “Making your plate full of colour!
Focusing on eating the rainbow and embracing a melody of colourful fruit and vegetables into our diet means we will be taking in a broad range of antioxidants and phytochemicals. These are special plant chemicals that often give plants their vibrant colours and which also have immune supportive benefits. Furthermore, a diversity in plant foods will provide a wider range of fibre, including prebiotic fibre which can feed the microbes in our gut. Since 70-80% of our immune system is located and managed in our gut, and very much depends on the health of the gut microbiome, it is very important we keep these guys well-nourished if we want a healthy immune system.”
Supplement where needed
Where we struggle to meet our daily required amounts of nutrients supplementing would be advised to bridge the gap. Introducing Bimuno® Immunity, a 4-in-1 daily supplement. Taste-free and gluten-free, the powder sachets provide 100% of your recommended daily intake of vitamins D3, C and Zinc. Bimuno Immunity also contains Bimuno’s prebiotic ingredient GOS (Galactooligosaccharides) which has been proven to feed good bacteria in the gut connected with immunity, mental wellbeing and digestive health in just 7 days of routine daily use.*
Spend time outside
As the days get longer and warmer we should try to get outside more. Spending time outdoors can provide a range of benefits to our immune system. One of the most important is exposure to sunlight, which allows our bodies to produce vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for immune system function, helping to regulate the activity of immune cells. Additionally, spending time outside can reduce stress, which can have a positive impact on our immune system. Being outside can also encourage us to exercise more. Regular exercise is crucial, as it helps to strengthen the immune system and improve circulation.
* *Scientific data shows that daily use of Bimuno® increases gut bifidobacteria levels within 7 days, results may vary.
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