How Natural Ingredients Can Boost Your Immune Response
The immune system is a complex part of the way our body functions—and it's the main line of defense when it comes to maintaining our health.
Having a healthy immune system can bolster our natural ability to stay well, but in order to be at our best, we need to focus on the system as a whole. To function well, the immune system requires balance and harmony.
Washing your hands, practicing social distancing, and avoiding touching your face are the best prevention recommendations, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But there are other things you can do to make a greater impact on your immune system. Resting well, exercising regularly, and minimizing stress are great ways to boost your body's response to sickness and give yourself a fighting chance at beating illness.
Getting a solid night of sleep is one of the single best ways to allow your body to restore itself. Studies show that those who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to contract disease, and recover slower than those that are well rested.
When we sleep, the body releases cytokines - key players in the regulation of our immune systems. When we don’t rest, our body doesn’t release nearly as many of these modulators and others like antibodies.
But many Americans report issues going to sleep, staying asleep, or getting restful sleep. There are many tips and tricks to use in supporting your sleep routine, like eliminating screen time from your bedroom and dimming the lights earlier. But those methods don't always help.
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Wellness ingredients like nano hemp, magnesium, l-theanine, melatonin, reishi mushroom, cinnamon, and cacao can trigger relaxation, aid in falling asleep and help you stay asleep. Reishi mushrooms even have preliminary findings supporting a healthy immune system in addition to aiding sleep.
Regular exercise is a staple of healthy living—improving cardiovascular function, lowering blood pressure, and supporting healthy weight. Getting your blood pumping can even release endorphins in your brain that support a positive mindset.
A healthy workout also increases blood flow, which can promote a positive impact on the immune system by allowing for cells and substances to flow freely in the body.
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Some wellness ingredients like nano hemp, pine bark extract, green tea EGCG, and white willow bark can directly target these same effects and aid the body in post-workout recovery. These ingredients also contain antioxidants.
We’ve all heard it before - stress is a real killer. It allows free radicals and cortisol in the body to go unchecked and cause deterioration of vital cells in the body, specifically the immune system.
With daily stress from the modern work and family life, to the increased anxiety of a global pandemic, stress is at an all-time high.
How can you find your zen?
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Adaptogens such as lion’s mane, ashwagandha and rhodiola can promote a strong mental focus that can help you crush your mental or physical workout and leave you collected. Nano hemp can also aid in focus and calm.
BONUS: Never tried meditating before? You should - studies show it can physically change your brain to adapt better, focus longer and stress less.
When we live our lives to be happy, healthy, and whole, we provide the strongest possible foundation to fight infection. Practice these core fundamentals of health as part of your self-care routine to live your best life!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases.