Boost your Immune System this Lockdown!
Your immune system is the first port of call in the fight to stop infection and disease. At Hellenia we have a wide selection of immune boosting supplements, our top products include Zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. If you find it difficult to get the nutrients from your normal diet then supplements can be a great way to help ensure you are topped up with all the essential immune boosting nutrients your body needs in order to fight off infection and viruses.
The advice still stands that the majority of people should be taking 10ug or 400iu daily of Vitamin D in the winter months, if not, all year long. More recently, several studies have identified Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for COVID-19.
Diet is key for good Immunity
Your immune system is the body’s natural defence system, which constantly needs sustenance. It is important to ensure you eat a balanced, varied diet with fruits and vegetables in order to receive the right proportion of micronutrients.
We are advised that a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables, fibre and lower in refined sugar could help to cleverly modulate our immune cells (allowing them to react reasonably but not too forcefully) to potential invading pathogens.
Other useful lifestyle habits to support Immune Health:
Here at Hellenia, your wellbeing is one of our top priorities, so we wanted to share some helpful lifestyle habits that could help support your immune system.
Ensure you keep active as we are advised that regular exercise promotes cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and offers protection against diseases.
Exercise also improves blood circulation, allowing immune system cells to move through the body more freely and do their job more effectively.
Ensure you get enough good quality sleep. Studies show that people who don’t get enough sleep or good quality sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus.
When we sleep, the body releases proteins called cytokines, while sleep deprivation decreases their production. Cytokines are paramount during times of infection or inflammation.
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