Keep Your Immune System Healthy
5 Simple Ways to Revamp Your Immune Health Routine
Maintaining a healthy immune system is crucial for your overall health and well-being. Luckily, there are a number of ways to keep your immune system healthy, including nutrition and lifestyle changes you can begin to incorporate over time.
Below are five easy ways to maintain a healthy and well-functioning immune system, so you can feel your best.
1. Eat Vitamin-Rich Foods
If your diet is rich in foods like fresh, colorful produce every day, you'll get plenty of vitamins that support your immune system. The Cleveland Clinic reports that vitamins C, B6 and E are the best immune-supporting vitamins. Here are the types of foods to look for:
- ➤ Vitamin C in citrus fruits and strawberries, as well as spinach, kale and broccoli
- ➤ Vitamin B6 in chicken, salmon and tuna, as well as green vegetables and chickpeas
- ➤ Vitamin E in nuts, seeds and spinach
2. Add Supplements to Your Immune Health Routine
If you feel that your daily diet doesn’t contain enough of the nutrients and vitamins your body needs for optimal immune health, vitamin supplements can fill the gap. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns about supplements, such as multi-vitamins, that can help round out your nutritional intake.
3. Enlist a Postbiotic for Increased Immune Support
Postbiotic, not to be confused with probiotics (which are live microorganisms), are non-viable probiotics. A growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that specific clinically tested postbiotic strains, when given in sufficient quantities, confer benefits to the immune system.
A new innovative solution for supporting immune health using postbiotic, IMMUSE™, is a patented unique strain of Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma (LC-Plasma) from Kyowa Hakko. This postbiotic activates pDCs (plasmacytoid dendritic cells), the leaders of the immune system. The pDCs then direct other immune cells in your body to take action. IMMUSE™ provides immune support at a cellular level, helping to stimulate your body's natural defenses.*
While other immune products activate only one or two immune cells at a time, IMMUSE™ comprehensively supports the immune system by directly activating the pDCs. These activated immune cells then proactively support the immune system for year-round health.*
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4. Get More ZZZs for Better Immune Function
While it’s all too easy to burn the candle at both ends, getting enough sleep is at the top of many lists of ways to maintain your overall health, and especially your immune system's ability to function well.
According to WebMD, most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Notice your sleeping hours for a week to see if you’re getting the restorative sleep your immune system needs. If you're not, try setting a regular sleeping and waking schedule — even on weekends — that allows you a little time to wind down before bed, too.
5. Reduce Stress
In addition to getting enough sleep every night, reducing daily stress can also help improve the immune health, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Try techniques that can lower your stress levels, such as:
- ➤ Regular exercise
- ➤ Spending time outdoors
- ➤ Meditation
- ➤ Yoga
- ➤ Doing something you enjoy
To maximize your immune health, choose a couple of the above strategies to start giving your immune system the full support it needs to help you live your best life, every day.