Natural immune supporters
Vitamins and Minerals
Essential vitamins like vitamin C and D3 can support the functions of the immune system. These nutrients can enhance the activities of T cells and B cells enabling them to attack infectious pathogens more efficiently.
Minerals like zinc and iron play a role in several immunological activities. The deficiency of these nutrients must be avoided for restoring the functions of the immune cells. Green veggies and fruits offer a rich natural source of minerals and vitamins that can improve your overall health while boosting immunity.
As our gut is an important part of our immune system – a healthy microbiome balance is important to support healthy immune response.
Omega 3 fatty acids
Sources of omega 3 fatty acids like EPA/DHA and olive leaf extract possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can support the functions of the immune system. These effects of omega 3 fatty acids would prevent the risk of diseases linked to inflammation and free radical damage.
Glutathione is one of the natural antioxidants that can attack and destroy free radicals released in the body during metabolic processes. This would reduce oxidative stress and prevent the risk of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and even cancer.
Curcumin is one of the compounds present in turmeric. It possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can enhance the natural physiological functions of the immune system thus playing a great therapeutic and preventive role in maintaining health.
Ozone therapy can activate your immune system and stimulate the mechanisms of the immune cells against viruses and bacteria. It would also reduce inflammation, improve overall circulation and activate the antioxidant pathways.
Hyperthermia is an effective treatment against a number of viral and bacterial infections. The body naturally generates a fever in the face of infection as healing mechanism. Clinical research suggests that fever is one of the bodies most effective means to restore its complex regulatory, repair and defence mechanism. Healthy cells survive increased heat environments without lasting damage while the increased metabolism that accompanies the heat can irrevocably harm damaged, infected or mutated (cancer) cells.
Medicinal mushrooms like Chaga mushroom could produce an immunomodulatory effect and regulate the functions of the immune cells thus reducing the risk of autoimmune diseases and allergies. Beta glucan is a compound found in mushrooms and has been proven to bind with macrophages, activates and increases their ability to identify and destroy foreign organisms.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy works at the cellular level to provide its benefits. The immune system is a collection or army of cells that play an important role within the body. Like any other type of cell, they can become fatigued and dysfunctional, which is when infections as well as disease can occur. PEMF therapy can recharge your white blood cells and keep them in optimal condition.
These are just a few immune supporting supplements and therapies!