A healthy immune system needs personalised, health choices, daily. This includes sleep quality, stress transformation, exercise, nutrition, and supplementation that is best suited to your unique genotype.
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Please also note the following:
It is important to take the following steps recommended by the WHO:
- Practice social distancing
- Avoid kissing people hello or shaking their hands
- Wash your hands regularly throughout the day, right up to your elbows and between your fingers with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
- Wearing a mask prevents you from touching your nose and mouth with your hands
- Carry disinfectant wipes or spray to wipe down surfaces at work, home and when out
The following micronutrients can provide increased support to your immune system:
AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) - research has shown that AHCC works on TLR (toll-like receptors) 2 and 4 inside your small intestine. Toll-like receptors are a super-family that plays a vital role in immune activation. Human and preclinical studies have shown that AHCC increases the number and/or activity of Natural Killer (NK) cells, dendritic cells and cytokines, which help the body fight off infections
Vitamin D3 - there is some research emerging that the coronavirus blocks the vitamin D receptor in cells. Vitamin D3 can modulate innate and adaptive immune responses.
Glutathione (GSH) is required by the immune system for two important reasons: it protects host immune cells through its antioxidant mechanism and it provides the optimal functioning of lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and a cofactor for a family of biosynthetic and gene regulatory enzymes. Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system
Zinc affects multiple aspects of the immune system, from the barrier of the skin to gene regulation within lymphocytes. Zinc is crucial for normal development and function of cells mediating nonspecific immunity such as neutrophils and natural killer cells.
Curcumin can modulate the proliferation and activation of T cells.
- Some strains of probiotics have been shown to promote the production of natural antibodies in the body. They may also boost immune cells like the IgA-producing cells, T lymphocytes, and natural killer cells
If you can't supplement, then try increasing your intake of foods that are high in these micronutrients.