With the world on alert for whatever virus might hit next, many people are looking for flu protection.
It seems that boosting immune system is the best route of protection.
Those who would prefer to naturally boost their immunity, are turning to vitamins, herbal supplements, ammino acids and essential oils.
Even if your immune system is good, it's worth being aware of you can do to improve your immunity and support your system when you do feel the symptoms of a cold or flu virus starting.
The elderly and those who have a low immune threshold should be especially aware of their .
And here’s the real problem: If you’ve been loading up on a lot of refined foods … if you aren’t getting enough antioxidants, if you’re stressed out and not getting enough sleep, if you suffer from recurrent inflammation, your immune function could easily be suppressed.
These things all lower your immune function and leave you more susceptible to flu, viruses and colds.
So the best thing you can do right now is start building up your immune defenses. Here are the supplements I recommend for maximum antioxidant protection:
CoQ10 – CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that shields your body from the free radicals that bombard your cells every single day. I recommend that everyone take CoQ10 regularly as a constant source of new energy for your cells.
SOD (Superoxide dismutase) – Often called the body’s “master antioxidant,” SOD can do more for your health than any other antioxidant on the planet. SOD doesn’t just seek and destroy free radicals … it acts as a suit of armor, making every cell in your body more resilient and better able to fight off free radical attacks.
Resveratrol – Resveratrol acts as a potent antioxidant by binding with free radicals. It’s found naturally in grapes, blueberries and cranberries, but it’s difficult – if not impossible – to get enough of it from food alone.
Cod Liver Oil – The omega 3 essential fatty acids found in cod liver oil can help reduce inflammation. And it’s full of Vitamin D, which acts as a great immune system booster. In fact, a recent study found that people recovering from colds, flus and other respiratory infections had low levels of vitamin D in their blood. The study results also showed people with lower levels of vitamin D were 40% more likely to have respiratory infections.
Daily Multi-Vitamin – Unfortunately, with our western diet of processed and refined foods, most of us are lacking all the vitamins our bodies need. This chronic lack of critical nutrients puts you at risk for today’s most serious health threats. Taking a multi vitamin is the first step to better health for everyone. It’s inexpensive and easy to add to your daily routine.
You can’t entirely isolate yourself from infection. The trick is to have sufficient antibodies in your system.
If you feel the symptoms of a cold or flu, wash your hands regularly and keep them away from your face. I suggest using a good old-fashioned bar of soap and rubbing your hands for at least 30 seconds before rinsing. Drink plenty of water, rest as much as you can.
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