Vitamin C Supports Healthy Immunity

How to Boost Your Immunity to Fight the Corona Virus

We all know the old adage “an apple day keeps the doctor away”.  Indeed, fruits are a powerhouse of anti-oxidants much needed for detoxification and strengthening the immune system.   I am going to give you a list of things to do to help your immune system fight this deadly virus. People age 60 and higher are considered in the risk category. Being older than 70 puts you at a much higher risk. Those with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease,  and individuals prone to infections should also avoid crowded places and minimize exposure. It seems that the elderly and those with fragile health have dysfunctional immune systems that fail to have an appropriate response to pathogens. Regardless of where you are in the risk category, you should still try to boost your immune system to avoid falling ill. Here are some simple steps you can take:

  • Eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables daily
  • Almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, peanuts are a rich source of vitamin E, zinc, and magnesium
  • Drink plenty of water daily – 1 to 2 liters
  • Make sure your level of vitamin D is 40 or above. If you don’t know this value, get a blood test to check your vitamin D level. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in the health of the immune system
  • Take a mega doses of vitamin C daily, 1000 to 1500 milligrams
    Vitamins Support Healthy Immunity

    Vitamins Support Healthy Immunity

  • Take Vitamin B-complex
  • Calcium-zinc-mag this should be in one pill for better absorption
  • Ensure that you are eliminating properly
  • Get plenty of restful sleep and avoid exhaustion and high stress. Stress can divert your nutrients and weaken your entire body

Supplements work only if they are part of a healthy balanced diet. By themselves, they will not be effective. Taking over the counter supplements can hurt you. Supplements are considered food and are not regulated. Many manufacturers use rice powder instead of the said-vitamin so you could end up not getting anything from that pill. In the worse cases, they could use an ingredients you could be allergic to. So if you need a supplement, please let me know, I will steer you in the right direction.More importantly, avoid taking mega doses of vitamin A or E, studies have demonstrated that they are not effective when taken as a supplements in large doses but they are potent anti-oxidant when taken regularly through food.Here is what the Cleveland Clinic has to say about supplements:“Your body absorbs and uses vitamins and nutrients better when they come from a dietary source. When it’s a vitamin or supplement, it’s often questionable how much you’re actually getting. Because supplements are regulated as foods, not as drugs, the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t evaluate the quality of supplements or assess their effects on the body.” Please don’t hesitate if you have any questions. The Zizania team is offering free phone consultations for the entire month of March 2020. Just go to the click on the contact us, send us a message to book an appointment.Stay healthy, stay safe.