Your immune system is your first defense in keeping you strong and able to fend off viruses, bacteria and diseases. It's important to know, now more than ever, how to build your immune system and stay healthy. You know I've always got you covered! Below are 5 essential things that are super effective in building your immune system.
1. Vitamin C: Vitamin C (also known as absorb acid) is an essential vitamin that builds our immune system. It is necessary for growth, development and repair of all body tissues. Its aids in the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. It has been proven to help fight viruses, and ailments of all kinds. Be sure to have 1000 mg per day or whatever your doctor recommends.
2. Elderberry: Elderberry is packed with antioxidants and vitamins used to boost your immune system. It has also been proven to lessen stress and protect your heart.
3. Echinacea: Echinacea is an herb commonly taken to combat the common cold or flu. It helps build your immune response, helps manage anxiety, reduces inflammation and lowers blood pressure.
4. Ginger: Ginger has amazing benefits and in my opinion is a super plant. It has anti-inflammatory properties, fights against infection, reduces joint and muscle pain, clears throat and respiratory issues, helps with digestion, and lowers cholesterol levels. Consider making ginger tea, or a ginger shot with lemon.
5. Vitamin D: Vitamin D is a key component to building your immune system. Luckily you can get Vitamin from the sun. You can also get Vitamin D3 supplements as well.
These are just a few natural and healthy ways to begin building your immune system. They are effective and can be added to your everyday routine. Many health food stores have these supplements in pill form that you can take with your meals.
Disclaimer: this information is educated opinion, and should not be taken over your doctor's advice. Be sure to consult your doctor before adding in new supplements to ensure they don't interact with any medications you may be taking.