A strong immune system can be your number one defense against viruses and bacteria that can do you harm.
But, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread through cities and communities around the world, a strong immune system becomes even more important.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can naturally boost your immune system fast. Not sure where to start? We have consulted many professionals and conducted research ourselves. Here are some of the best natural immune boosters available today.
Healthy foods, particularly those high in Vitamin C can be an easy and tasty way to boost your immune system fast. Vitamin C plays a major role in cellular function as it relates to both the adaptive and innate immune systems. In fact, studies indicate that individuals with Vitamin C deficiency can be more susceptible to infections.
To boost your Vitamin C intake, turn to citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits, or broccoli, kale, yellow peppers, tomatoes, and strawberries. Drinking smoothies is a great and tasty way to enrich your life with these vitamin-rich foods.
Of course, Vitamin C isn’t the only beneficial vitamin. Vitamin B6, found in chicken, some fish, and chickpeas, as well as vitamin E, found in nuts and seeds, can also help.
Sometimes the best medicine is a little sunshine, or at least that’s the case with Vitamin D, which is formed by the body in the presence of ultraviolet-B rays - e.g., the sun’s rays.
Vitamin D, which is actually a hormone and not a vitamin, is known for its role in strong bones and healthy teeth, but its role in the human body is much larger. It is reported to also help slow the growth of cancer cells and support the immune system by reducing inflammation and controlling infections. This can make it a powerful immune booster.
You don’t have to spend hours in the sun to get enough Vitamin D, though some time outside certainly helps. Many also appreciate the value of “solar energy” the sun gifts us generously. You can also boost your vitamin D absorption by eating leafy greens, like kale and spinach; dairy, like cheese, egg yolks, and milk; and fatty fish, like sardines and salmon.
Grounding, also known as earthing, refers to a method of treating many human maladies, including chronic pain, muscle damage, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation, through electrically conductive contact between humans and the earth.
This is particularly important in our fight against COVID-19, as doctors are learning, boosting the immune system and reducing inflammation can be vital in the fight against Convid 19.
Grounding is achieved through direct contact between the skin and the earth, particularly through bare feet and hands, although there are many other grounding methods available, including grounding footwear.
Some ways are to, of course, are to walk barefoot outside or just put your feet on the ground, sitting. This is not practical for many, however, especially in norther climates during the colder months of the year.
Others are to take a long shower and let the faucet trickle while enjoying a bath – bubbles or not. Water coming through the pipes is grounded.
Or you can dig up a little plot of dirt outside let your bare skin parts touch the soil. There are products available to consumers as well that allow for grounding inside.
Though some may be hesitant to try grounding as an immune building method, recent studies featured in the Journal of Inflammation Research show that grounding can be a “promising frontier inflammation research,” and that current research shows that it “reduces or even presents the cardinal signs of inflammation following injury: redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function.
Jobs, relationships, financial concerns, and a laundry list of responsibilities can be stressful enough. As COVID-19 impacts citizens around the globe, many of us are experiencing higher levels of stress, and will after all settles down.
And, as the American Psychological Association (APA) points out, that can be bad news for our immune system. That’s particularly true during isolation efforts, as loneliness and a lack of social support can increase stress can “[tamp] down immunity.”
It’s not always easy to get a full night's sleep, and if when we can grab an 8-hours of shuteye, it’s not always quality sleep.
According to Dr. Eric J. Olson, a sleep medicine specialist and member of the Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Medicine Department, not getting enough sleep can jeopardize your immune system, among other things.
In other words, if you want to fight off or quickly recover from bacterial and viral infections, you’ll need to take every effort to get enough sleep.
How much sleep? Adults should aim for 7 - 8 hours a night, while teenagers and younger children can benefit from 9 or more hours of sleep.
To improve the quality of your sleep, try to avoid blue light exposure (e.g., cell phones and tablets) before bed, avoid caffeine and alcohol late in your day, and consider a melatonin supplement (after talking to your doctor, of course).
Probiotics play a significant role in your digestive health, but research has indicated that what goes on in your gut can also affect several systems in your body, including your brain, heart, skin, and, as you likely guessed, your immune system.
In addition, research suggests that probiotics can help the body produce more natural antibodies and other immune cells that are important in fighting diseases and infections.
Further, some research even suggests that probiotics can decrease the duration of respiratory infections.
A regular exercise routine, from daily Yoga to jogging, can help you maintain healthy body weight, lower blood pressure, improve mental health, and of course, strengthen your immune system.
This is supported by Dr. John Campbell, a co-author of a recent immunology analysis published in the Exercise Immunology Review journal.
There, he asserts “...regular exercise will have a tremendously positive effect on our health and wellbeing,” both during the current COVID-19 outbreak and in general.
Colloidal Silver has long been touted for its antimicrobial properties, but it also has a long history of being used to treat infections and help in the fight against bacteria and viruses.
There are several ways you can introduce colloidal silver into your daily life, and this includes home cleaning products as well as personal health products, like nasal inhalers with pure essential oils; these introduce nourishing ingredients into your system rapidly.
Each of the TRU47 inhalers features a proprietary blend of colloidal silver and essential oils to help protect you from bacteria, viruses, and germs.
TRU47’s Immune Boost inhaler is a favorite for powerful overall support, but other unique blends to target specific immunosuppressive conditions, like stress and sleepless nights, are also being created.
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