Did you know that by boosting your immune system, you can help prevent catching a cold or flu, and decrease time feeling ill? Incorporating a few key vitamins into your diet and supplements may help you avoid winter viruses and enjoy a healthy season.
Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters of all. In fact, a lack of vitamin C can even make you more prone to getting sick. Foods rich in vitamin C include oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, kale and broccoli. Vitamin C contributes to your immune defense system by supporting multiple cellular functions of your body’s adaptive immune systems. Being an antioxidant, it can also fight free radicals in the body, thereby decreasing inflammation and boosting immunity.
Vitamin B Complex consists of eight different vitamins, which are essential for maintaining good health and well-being. The B vitamins are: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid or folate (B9) and cobalamin (B12). Vitamin B Complex can help strengthen your immune system, prevent or reduce your risk of infections, improve energy levels, good for digestion, support the growth of red blood cells and promote proper nerve and healthy brain function.
Zinc is essential for our immune system, as it affects how our cells respond to infections, and can help keep inflammation under control. There are a number of ways zinc supports the immune system but primarily it activates enzymes that break down proteins in viruses and bacteria so they are less able to spread. Zinc also increases the activation of cells responsible for fighting infection. Our bodies cannot make zinc so it needs to come from our food. You can find it in beans, shellfish, whole grains and dairy. Taking a Zinc supplement is beneficial as well.
Lysine is an essential amino acid that promotes immune function. It is a crucial component of proteins that play a role in helping body tissue grow and recover from damage. Lysine is present in many different foods. The primary sources are animal products, such as meat and dairy products. For vegetarians and vegans, legumes and wheat germ are good sources of this amino acid.
Selenium plays an important role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity. Studies have demonstrated that increased blood levels of selenium are associated with enhanced immune response.
Glutathione acts as an important antioxidant in your body. That means it helps combat free radicals. These are molecules that can damage your body’s cells. It is produced by the liver and involved in many body processes.
Glutathione plays an important role in helping your immune system stay strong and ready to fight infections. It helps protect your immune system in two important ways:
- Glutathione plays a key role in proper function of the T-cell lymphocytes. This enables the frontline soldiers of your immune system to increase in numbers.
- Glutathione stimulates the production along with activating your natural killer (NK) cells. This enhances the activity of your immune system and also helps act as an antioxidant to your immune system.
Keeping your immune system healthy, preventing disease and boosting your performance all are dependent upon keeping your glutathione levels high. It is critical in controlling inflammation and proper immune function. Glutathione is the master detoxifier and our body’s main antioxidant. Without higher levels of glutathione our bodies aren’t able to have the energy or metabolism that is needed for optimal health.
Here at Tennessee Hydration & Wellness, we make it quick and easy for you to get the perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to support your immune system & keep you healthy with our Immunity IV Drip and Mega Immune Shot.
IMMUNITY IV DRIP $129
Boosts to your immune system, aids in cold and flu prevention, and can help in decreasing time feeling ill. Includes rehydration with 500ml of IV fluids and electrolytes. Contains B-Complex, High Dosage Vitamin C, Zinc, B6, Lysine, and Selenium.
MEGA IMMUNE $30ea or available in a take home pack 5/$125
Mega Immune is a power-packed immunity blend of Glutathione, Vitamin C, and Zinc that is the ultimate immune system enhancer. This high concentration blend of immune system boosting essentials helps in maintaining a healthy immune response. Works best 1x per week for immune maintenance and 2-3x a week if you feel a cold or flu coming on to boost that immune system and keep you healthy.
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