It's no secret that the pandemic has highlighted the importance of a strong immune system. Research shows that echinacea, zinc and vitamin D are three of the most important and beneficial elements that can help you boost your immune system.
Echinacea is a type of flower that has long been used as an herbal remedy to strengthen the immune system. It helps stimulate the body's natural defenses, including increasing white blood cell production. Studies have also shown that echinacea can help reduce not only the severity and duration of a cold, but also the risk of catching a cold . It can also reduce the risk of other infections, such as flu.
Zinc is an essential mineral that plays an important role in many aspects of your health, including the immune system. It helps your body produce antibodies , the cells that fight invading bacteria and viruses . Zinc is also important for proper wound healing and healthy skin.
Perhaps the most well-known of the three — Vitamin D helps regulate the activity of your immune system and stimulates the production of antibodies. Because we spend less time in the sun in autumn and winter , your body will produce less vitamin D itself . In winter, a little extra for your body is certainly welcome.
In short, echinacea, zinc and vitamin D are all important nutrients for supporting a healthy immune system. Taking these three supplements daily can help give your body the extra support it needs to fight bacteria and viruses . Obviously, a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise are also essential for your general health and a strong immune system.
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Pharmacist Dirk Christiaen
Founder of Metis Supplements