If the last few years have taught us anything, it is to never take our immunity systems for granted. We like to think of our immunity system as a personal security team, safeguarding you from unwanted invaders and germs. To ensure that this vital system operates at peak performance, it’s important to provide it with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive. Give your body the lovin’ it deserves with these 5 tips to naturally boosting your immune system.
Vitamins and minerals
Fuel your immune system with the essential nutrients it needs to perform at its best, including vitamins C, D, E and zinc. Antioxidant superstars, vitamins C and E, boost immune defence by enhancing various cellular functions. Vitamin D, a T cell hero, stimulates production of these immunity soldiers, on the lookout to eliminate any invaders. And don't forget about zinc, a crucial component that ensures the proper function of key immune cells like neutrophils, natural killer cells, and macrophages.
Powerful herbs such as Medicinal mushrooms, Elderberry & Echinacea
Medicinal Mushrooms are all the rave right now and for good reasons. These nutrient-rich plants pack a punch with their micronutrients, which are known for their stress-busting and immune-boosting benefits (by controlling white blood cell activity) and boosting energy levels. Also containing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, medicinal mushrooms are a true wellness powerhouse. Elderberry takes things to the next level, with its ability to curb the replication and severity of select viruses. And don't forget about the proven benefits of Echinacea, which can shorten the length and lessen the impact of the common cold and other upper respiratory infections.
Eat your fruits and vegies
The colours on your plate hold the key to a wealth of nutrients. Different colours generally indicate different nutrients, hence why nutritionists and naturopaths always rave on about keeping your plate colourful. Orange is usually indicative of vitamin C; purple can indicate antioxidants and red is vitamin A.
Drink plenty of fluids
Hydrate your body and support your immunity with the power of water! This essential liquid acts as a filter, flushing out unwanted toxins and waste. It's also a key player in the lymphatic system, which holds a fluid-rich in white blood cells - the guardians of your immunity. By keeping these cells healthy, you're taking a proactive step to strengthen your immune system.
Get plenty of sleep
We can't emphasize enough the importance of sleep. It's your body's chance to catch its breath, and it plays a vital role in supporting a healthy immune system. Aim for 7-8 hours of restful slumber each night and unlock the benefits of a well-rested body, including improved immunity and overall health.
We believe in the daily support of your immune system, whether you're feeling under the weather or not. That's why we've crafted our Self Defence blend, packed with essential vitamins and minerals to keep you protected and feeling your best. And for a delicious and nourishing savoury boost, try our Wild Fields Mushroom Broth. This rich blend combines the umami flavours of shiitake, maitake, chaga, and reishi mushrooms with the nourishing taste of garlic and ginger, creating a robust and flavourful blend that supports your immune system.