TOP 5 IMMUNITY-BOOSTING TIPS - withinUs Team
Fall is approaching, and with this change in the weather it is important to listen to your body and provide it with the nutrients required to stay healthy.
As a premium natural health company, we are proud to share the knowledge of actionable items along with premium grade supplements that boosts immunity. Boosting your immune system can help fight off viruses, bad bacteria, and disease, increasing your overall health and wellness.
1. Drink your Antioxidants
TRUFACT: Matcha contains a higher level of antioxidants than any superfood. It contains a unique, potent class of antioxidants called “catechins.” Catechins, which are rare in other foods, help counteract damaging free radicals caused by pollution, alcohol and stress within the body. Catechins help fight infection and disease at a cellular level, helping protect your immune system and overall health.
Not all matcha is created equal. The origin of matcha is very important, along with its regulations and certifications. Depending on the origin, matcha can be contaminated with lead and other toxins which has negative impacts on the overall antioxidant impact. Although matcha contains caffeine (only half as much as a cup of coffee), unlike coffee, it is not acidic - it is alkaline. The small amount of caffeine in matcha takes longer to enter the bloodstream than does the caffeine in coffee, which tends to be absorbed into the bloodstream just minutes after drinking. With matcha, it typically takes several hours to fully enter the bloodstream, and can last as long as six hours without experiencing a “crash”. High acidity levels in coffee can impede on the small intestine making it harder to absorb nutrients that are essential for a healthy and functioning immune system.
withinUs TruOrganic™ Matcha is a blend of the two highest grades of organic Matcha from Japan, exclusively created for us. It is delicious, smooth, and packed with goodness.
Unlike organic fruits and vegetables, certified organic matcha is extremely difficult and time consuming to produce. Not only must the matcha meet strict quality standards, but it must also meet all requirements for the 3 major Japanese organic regulating bodies.
Our matcha is from one of Japan’s oldest and most highly acclaimed tencha growing regions. The leaves are handpicked and exclusively prepared for withinUs using traditional methods. Producing it in small batches guarantees the highest nutritional value along with a smooth, delicate taste, free from grit and bitterness.
Turmeric , also known as “curcumin” contains high levels of antioxidants, helping combat free radicals and illness in the body. The active compound, curcumin, has been studied extensively for its therapeutic properties and health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant that supports and boosts the immune system. It is a polyphenol responsible for the yellow colour of turmeric. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-thrombotic, and cardiovascular protective effects. In addition to antioxidants, turmeric offers anti-inflammatory properties helping reduce inflammation and swelling within the body.
A must try recipe is our withinUs Golden Glow™ + TruMarine Collagen® latte for a delicious dose of antioxidants.
Link to a delicious turmeric latte recipe here: https://withinus.ca/blogs/recipes/withinus-golden-cacao-trumarine-collagen-recipe
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2. Maximize hydration
Although the hot summer days are now few and far between, it is still equally as important to stay hydrated.
TruFact: Dehydration weakens your immune system and many people are chronically dehydrated.
Water is vital for bringing oxygen and nutrients into the cells to boost your immune system. For example, lymphatic fluids are key components to your immune system as they are designed to remove waste products such as viruses and bacteria from the body. These essential systems throughout the body can become impaired if you do not consistently stay hydrated.
Our organic flavoured, non-GMO withinUs ReHydrate™ contains the essential ingredients necessary to optimize the absorption of electrolytes and water, keeping your immune system strong and your body.
3. Prioritize rest/sleep
There is a complex relationship between sleep and the immune system, and it is no surprise that one affects the other. Lack of sleep, or low quality of sleep can negatively impact the immune system, making your body more susceptible to illness. Many illness fighting materials are released in the body when we are asleep, and the body needs these proteins, hormones and chemicals to fight infection and illness.
withinUs TruMarine® Collagen + Magnesium is an optimal supplement to take before bed. The body uses magnesium efficiently at night as it is involved in many of the repair processes conducted during sleep. Magnesium also offers a calming effect on your muscles and nervous system which can help relax the body, assisting in a good night’s sleep.
4. Take probiotics
Probiotics are live (good) bacteria and yeast that are beneficial for your health, especially the digestive system. Taking probiotics helps increase gut health by strengthening the intestinal lining, making it more difficult for harmful bacteria to escape into the bloodstream, which is one root cause for illness.
You can get probiotics in supplement form. Be sure that the supplement you choose contains Lactobacillus Acidophilus, which is the probiotic required for adults.
Probiotics are also present in a variety of cultured foods. Some foods that are high in probiotics are:
- Live cultured yogurt
- Fermented foods - such as - tempeh, natto, sauerkraut, miso, kefir and kimchi
- Pickled vegetables
5. withinUs™ TruMarine® Collagen
Lysine is an essential amino acid - meaning that your body needs it, but cannot produce it on its own. It is an immune system booster as it helps build antibodies and has important antiviral properties.
withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen contains high concentrations of Lysine, and as a result, by taking 5g of withinUs TruMarine® Collagen daily you are helping boost your immune system.
withinUs TruMarine® Collagen has a superior absorption rate in comparison to all other collagen products (bovine, porcine, avian and fish skin), meaning it is better absorbed and utilized within the body.
Read: "Not all collagen is created equal"
These are just a few ways that you can help boost your immune system, but a few other ideas that are especially important during this unprecedented and uncertain time are:
- Wash your hands for 20-40 seconds with soap and warm/hot water
- Practice physical distancing - keep 2 meters apart
- If you feel unwell or have travelled recently, self-isolate to help protect others
- Eat a well balanced, healthy diet
- Keep your body active
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