Your Immune System is Calling: It’s Telling You Something

Ring ring, your body speaking: we need some nutrients up in here, did you see that person sneeze near you?!

With cold season here and COVID-19 more present in our communities, you can bet we are looking for any way to help our immune systems stay strong.

Why take all of these minerals and vitamins if they all help the immune system? Isn’t that excessive?

When you are in working order and feeding your body what it needs, it utilizes proper amounts of all nutrients in a form of synergy.

No system in your body works alone, and no vitamin or mineral works alone either!

Blah blah, health lecture, blah blah, but here is a recap of what these vitamins and minerals do that will change your energy levels, immune system response, digestion, and general outlook on life!

 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is vital in forming bone, muscle, tissue, and skin.

It also helps repair things in your body like tissue, so when you tear a muscle when you get back to the gym, you can count on vitamin C to rush to your aid!

It’s a POWERFUL antioxidant that boosts your immune system response and fights free radicals which harm and age your skin (vitamin C is responsible for boosting your body’s natural collagen production, which = healthier, younger looking skin)!

 

Vitamin D

Main sources of vitamin D = sunlight and proper nutrition.

But according to research, about 42% of Americans today are vitamin D deficient[1]!

Science shows that low levels of vitamin D over time can lead to chronic skin conditions and many others, such as osteoporosis.

In addition, feeling cranky is an understatement--lack of vitamin D is linked to mood swings and even depression! 

Tying it back to the immune system, low levels of vitamin D are linked to out-of-whack autoimmune responses and lower immunity.

 

Zinc

In addition to playing copycat to vitamin C and helping to shorten the duration of a cold, zinc actually helps the body make protein and DNA.

That’s why it’s super important for pregnant women as well as for developing children, as it supports healthy and essential growth. 

Zinc is vital and essential in aiding over 300 enzymes that exist to help with digestion, metabolism, immune system, and nerve function.

But zinc isn’t stored in the body, so we have to get it in food and supplements.

 

All Together

In order to have your entire immune system firing on all cylinders, it’s important to boost your immunity with a multitude of different vitamins and minerals. Don’t neglect them!

Not already taking all three? Check out our Zero Sugar, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO quick melting vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc tablets in customer-approved delicious flavors in our reduced price Essential Immune Bundle!

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Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens

 

Sources:

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21310306/