It is well known that boosting your immune system helps in the fight against viruses. In today’s climate, we are inundated with information about the Coronavirus or COVID-19. This comes on the heals of influenza, or flu season, as well.
How do you boost your immune system to fight viruses such as Coronavirus, COVID-19, influenza or even the common cold? There are several strategies to use that will help you support your immune system. One strategy is to supplement with high-quality vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. In PINK Label, we have focused our strategy on immune-boosting supplements, nutrient cofactors, and a strong gut health protocol. We are learning that if our gut is healthy we increase the odds of a stronger immune system. If we strengthen our immune system, we don’t necessarily guarantee that we will not get COVID-19 or influenza, but the likelihood of worsening complications from these viruses can be reduced.
Aside from supplementation what can you do to boost immunity against the Coronavirus, influenza or other viruses? Research suggests the following:
Stay active: A strong body is a healthy body. Also, activity helps us to reduce our stress levels. We know that a stressed-out person is more likely to have a weaker immune system. If you don’t want to go to the gym, walk outside or do an exercise video in your home.
Reduce your stress load: Anxiety and stress are at an all-time high especially when there is a pandemic or epidemic. However, stress can weaken your immune system making it more likely to contract viruses including the coronavirus or even the common cold. Opt for meditation, exercise or yoga to help you reduce your overall stress and anxiety.
Focus on Nutrition & Hydration: Our body still needs ample nourishment. Instead of purchasing low-quality foods, stock up on fruits, vegetables, and protein. You can make healthy options that will last such as soups and stews rather than buying the canned version that are filled with chemicals and fillers. Make sure you hydrate well with water and stay away from inflammatory foods including processed foods and sugar.
Pay attention to the health of your gut: Research is emerging that gut health is central to overall good health. Using a quality probiotic and incorporating nutrition that improves the health of your gut will give a good boost to your immunity. Due to the link between gut health and systemic health, supporting immunity through enhancement of a healthy GI microbiome balance promotes overall health.
Use high-quality supplements
There are no magic vitamins or supplements that you can take that will guarantee the prevention of a cold, flu or other viruses such as the coronavirus. But research has found that a daily dose of vitamin D may offer some immune protection. Also, high-quality supplements are just that, supplements to a healthy diet and lifestyle. During times of pandemic outbreaks of viruses like influenza or the coronavirus it is important to use the highest quality, health grade supplements that you can find on the market. Pro Recovery Rx is a solid choice for supplementation. High-quality supplements from PINK Label uses the best forms of supplements which provide immune support without the impurities that can interfere with uptake and effectiveness. Other supplements in the packs have been carefully chosen to enhance an immune response against harmful microbes. Additionally, diversity of gut microflora is characteristic of a healthy GI microbiome and contributes to overall health and vitality by promoting optimum digestion, assimilation, gut integrity, motility, and efficient removal of toxins and waste which is imperative in the overall improvement of the immune response.
Though we do believe that food is medicine, choosing high-quality medical food in efforts to boost immunity in the fight against viruses such as influenza, the coronavirus, and the common cold is a great partnership to food. This is particularly important when food sources and choices may be limited. Make sure you check with your medical doctor first before starting this or any supplement protocol.