COVID-19 and supplements to strengthen the immunity
What is Coronavirus? Dr. Jaclyn Chasse¨Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that get their name for spikes on their surface, resembling a crown (or “corona”, in Latin). Coronaviruses can cause mild illnesses, such as the common cold, and occasionally, coronaviruses are associated with more severe illnesses¨.
Why are some people more susceptible and who is most at risk? Robert Sheeler, M.D.
There are currently no known vaccines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus or any type of medications to cure it but following the advice of World Health Organizations to lessen the exposure:
A weakened immune system heightens the risk of experiencing severe symptoms and complications so it is important to keep your immune system fighting fit by making healthy changes in preparation for Coronavirus.
Reduce Stress When we're stressed out our body produces stress hormones that can weaken the immune system. So one of the most important ways to boost immunity is to reduce stress. If you're already feeling really stressed out taking adrenal support supplements can be helpful.
Sleep whenever you're tired By not sleeping enough, we increase stress and hurt our immunity.
Exercise, but not too much Exercise can be one of the best things to do to boost immunity. But we have to be careful because too much exercise is stressful on the body and can be tough on our immune system.
Supplements that we recommend to help strengthen the immunity
Immune Support System
Elderberries Bursting with brightly colored pigments that act as natural antioxidants, elderberries are a natural source of vitamin C.
Echinacea is an herbal supplement derived from the Echinacea plant. It can be particularly helpful for fighting infections of the respiratory tract.
Mushrooms are high in beta-glucan – natural substances found to help prime our immune system, making sure it’s ready for action to fight off infection.
Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, and Zinc are also very essential supplements to boost your immunity.
We hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy