DOES A GOOD IMMUNE SYSTEM REALLY HELP IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH ?…

A good immune system indeed improves your health. A good immune system provides strength to our body to fight against infection and diseases. To remain healthy, we should have a tendency to boost our immune system. Our immune system creates, stores, and allocates the white blood cells that fight against viruses and microorganism that enter our body and make us sick.

There are a few strategies you can do to improve our immunity system so that your system can fight with viruses:

1. Take a dietary nutritional supplement. It is beneficial to take a dietary nutritional supplement with your diet. You can take Genf20plus as it is composition is such that it makes your body release more of your Human Growth Hormone in a manner very similar to the natural way without any side effects. This supplement will boost your immune system and will help you to stay healthy. Always check with your GP if you are on other medication.

2. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains It has been proven that people who eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains get sick less. All the nutrients in these things help your system and immune system fight viruses and bacteria. You can add these things in as salad, juices, fruit creams, etc. Vegetables to eat regularly to support immune system health.

3. Get enough sleep to improve your immune system? It is not wrong to say that there is a strong connection between sleep and a healthy immune system. It is important to take enough sleep to improve your immune system. Generally, an adult should sleep 7-9 hours a night. One should avoid naps but should sleep at least for 7-9 hours continuously.

4. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise or brisk walk every day. Although exercising or a brisk walk will not directly help your immune system. But, exercising or brisk walking will keep your body weight under control and will protect you from many diseases. We must exercise every day and keep ourselves healthy.

5. Avoid drinking too much alcohol and skip smoking? To keep our immune system strong and healthy it is important that you should avoid drinking alcohol as much as you can. Drinking a big amount of alcohol can weaken your immune system and, you can fall ill. Also, stop smoking at all. Smoking directly impacts your health and, your lungs can get hampered.

6. Wash your hands frequently. During this pandemic of Covid19, it is advised to wash hands frequently. Washing your hands frequently will keep you away from germs and, you will fall less ill. We must build a habit of washing our hands frequently and stay healthy.

7. Expose yourself in the SunVitamin D and sunlight make our immune system very strong. The importance of vitamin D is so high that it protects us from infections, cancer, obesity, bone problems, auto immune diseases and every possible problem. Vitamin D is highly underestimated by us. Vitamin D is essential for the healthy functioning of the immune system as it helps the body to produce antibodies. The low level of Vitamin D in the body has been termed as one of the major reasons for respiratory problems.

These are a few best strategies you can follow to keep your immune system good and, that will improve your health. Following a proper diet will have a positive impact on your health and, you will stay fit. Other than all the above things we must drink plenty of water to keep our body hydrated. One should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day or 2 liters. Try to stay happy and stress-free in your life and, it will play a major role in your life.

SUPPLEMENTS – BUT WHICH ONES WORK BEST FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?…

Supplements are big nowadays, a booming market set to get bigger with supplements for a healthy white blood cell count to the sunshine vitamin D.

After finding out I was very low in Vitamin D I was given a very very strong dose ( only given by my GP ) for a week. My GP then suggested I bought over the counter vitamin D as a supplement to keep my levels up. I had no idea I was deficient and it was only through a consultation with my pain team that they felt some of my symptoms related to a Vitamin D deficiency.

At the beginning of the pandemic numerous articles pointed out that some supplements may boost your immune system against COVID-19.

The COVID-19 app writes that “We all know that vitamins and minerals are vital for our immune systems. But which vitamins should you take to boost your immunity against the novel coronavirus? Is there any evidence that these supplements work? And even if they don’t, what’s the harm?

We spoke to ZOE co-founder Professor Tim Spector, author of the book ‘The Diet Myth,’ to find out. 

Do vitamins play a role in immunity?

The novel coronavirus is sweeping the world, and as a result, everyone is searching for ways to protect themselves and their loved ones. Many people have been buying supplements and vitamins, particularly so-called ‘immune-boosting’ supplements, to try and stay healthy.

Vitamins play a central role in helping our immune systems protect against infection and fight disease. Vitamins A, C, E, and B6 all support healthy, normal immune responses to pathogens like viruses, as do minerals like folic acid, zinc, selenium, iron, and copper. 

Deficiencies of these nutrients can leave us more susceptible to infections or less able to shake off illness.” So, should we take these supplements?

The evidence in the scientific literature to support vitamin supplements is pretty dreadful,” says Professor Tim Sector. “I would say there’s absolutely no data to support most of them, with only two or three possible exceptions.”

“One exception would be zinc,” he explains, “but that data which allows any supplement with a trace of zinc to make health claims is about 20 or 30 years old and hasn’t been updated so it could be flawed.”

Even with this knowledge many of us will take our vitamins daily convinced they help us. I was also told to take Turmeric and I bought the highest dose available but after finishing a three month course I decided not to buy another three months as I noticed no change in my pain.

Vitamin C is one of the top most popular supplements which I have taken on and off for years. Studies have shown that high doses at the first sign of a cold can speed up recovery by up to two days according to a Woman & Home article on ‘Boost Immunity Special’ where they also add in Copper ( for healthy white blood cells) Selenium ( to help fight viral and bacterial infections) Vitamin D ( which can also regulate functions of immune systems) Echinacea ( helpful for fighting infections of the respiratory tract) or Mushrooms ( to help prime your immune system).

With such a vast array of supplements you should always discuss it with my GP first (especially if you are on other medication ) as I think they would advise you on the best ones to take.

USEFUL SUPPLEMENTS FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE…

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Magnesium – diets that are low in this vitamin can lead to fatigue.

Vitamin B Complex – B Vitamins are fundamental in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose which the body ‘burns’ to produce energy.

Co Enzyme Q10 – a Vitamin like substance found in the mitochondria of every cell. They are the energy generators of the cell.

Siberian Ginseng – Ginseng helps the body during periods of stress and exhaustion.

As I ‘ALWAYS’ say you MUST contact your Doctor before taking any supplements in case they are not suitable for you.