Now more than ever we are being called to shine a light on our health and wellbeing. With Covid-19 spreading like wildfire over the past year, we have seen firsthand the importance of a strong immune system. As this virus attacks our system we must do all that we can to prevent and overcome it with a healthy mind and body.
Our bodies need essential vitamins and minerals every day to operate smoothly and carry us through life. We can harness this through a nutrient-rich, balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, and protein. However, today’s eating habits, soil erosion, and use of pesticides and drugs in food, often lack the essential nutrients gifted by Mother Nature. As a way of giving our body what it needs, we can integrate supplements into our diets that can boost our general wellbeing, strengthen the immune system and in turn fight off any infections that try to enter the body. When we are lacking these vital vitamins and minerals, our body lets us know by sending us subtle messages through symptoms.
If you want to prevent these viruses from making their way into the body and doing harm then it’s vital to provide just the right amount of vitamins and minerals which act as immunity boosters. Here are a few that we can benefit from:
Vitamin C supports the immune system by fighting against unwanted bacteria and nasty viral infections. It has a key purpose in fighting off infections related to the flu and has been suggested by medical experts as a treatment for Covid-19 patients.
Vitamin D is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat respiratory tract infections.
Calcium is key to keeping the immune system balanced. When it comes to feverish symptoms that stem from the common flu or Covid, it’s this essential mineral that our body releases to protect us against any threats —in this case, a temperature rise. It’s basically the ‘knight in shining armor' when it comes to fighting against attacks on our system. Calcium also has a purpose in keeping our gut healthy, which is another key component in the immune system. We are constantly using up the calcium in our body to live, that’s why it’s vital to restore and replenish to avoid any deficiencies.
So do yourself a favor and prioritize your health by reaching your recommended daily minerals and vitamins.
Top tip: Vitamin D helps us to absorb calcium better so combining these two essentials are a cocktail for health!