A Daily elderberry supplement…do we need it?
We talk about boosting our immune system every single day. Most people are probably tired of hearing it. Everyone is talking about optimizing their immune systems. But this topic is still as relevant as ever. Your immune system is working 24/7. And whether there’s a pandemic or just an ordinary year with the common cold, it’s important to be ready.
How To Optimize Immune Function Through Diet
We’ll get into supplements shortly, but diet, as always, comes first. You can’t supplement your way out of a bad diet. Supplements can help even the worst of eaters. But in order to do yourself a favor and get the benefit out of your products, start with food.
Sugar is an enemy of your immune system (and pretty much everything else in your body). When you eat sugar, it decreases the efficiency of your immune system for 4 hours. Yikes! There are many people that eat or drink sugar multiple times a day. In other words, their immune system underperforms most of the day.
Give yourself a huge advantage when it comes to fighting off illness. Eat primarily high quality fats, proteins, and vegetables. On top of that, limit your processed food and sugar consumption. That will keep your immune system in fighting condition.
One way to easily set your diet up for success is through a green drink. This is part of our Core 4 and for good reason. The phytonutrients in vegetables, grasses, and fruits help your body detoxify. To learn more about our Core 4 and incorporating a greens powder into your routine click here.
Some Of The Best Supplements For Immune Health
We have a whole world of immune boosting nutrients here. (We didn’t get that name Nutrition World for nothing.) But let’s talk daily use for a minute. There are a few nutrients that seem to rise to the top as the best immune supporters to take on the reg. Of course daily maintenance and acute care are very different. Today we want to talk more about daily maintenance.
We’re going to talk about two key nutrients that can be used on a daily basis to help maintain optimal immune function. Note that these ingredients can also be used in increased dosages for acute care.
Elderberry supplements have been trending in our industry for a few years now and for good reason. We wrote an article just on elderberry that is definitely worth your time. Elderberry is an incredible nutrient that has been used for hundreds of years. Elderberry has actually been shown to outperform Tamiflu for various flu strains.
Zinc has gotten a lot of attention lately. Zinc helps aid mucosal cells. What that does is help block pathogens from entering your body which is how we often catch colds, the flu, etc. By fortifying your body with zinc, you can give yourself the best chance of blocking those viruses from entering in the first place.
A New Daily Elderberry Supplement To Consider
Enzymedica, one of our most trusted partners, has developed a new product: Black Elderberry Plus Probiotics & Zinc Immune Packs. This is a super easy, and tasty, way to boosting your immune, sinus and respiratory health.
These key ingredients have been shown over time to be vital in supporting and promoting everyday immune health and well-being. Each of the ingredients in this product play a unique role in supporting your immune system and protecting you against environmental threats.
What makes this elderberry product unique?
Enzymedica used the European Black Elderberry, or Sambucus nigra, in their elderberry supplement formula. It is the most studied species of elderberry for immune health. They are able to extract this elderberry without using solvents which gives you the cleanest and purest product.
In addition to the high quality elderberry, they also add zinc (benefits noted above) and a special probiotic DE111. This is a clinically studied strain of Bacillus subtilis that has been researched for its benefits for immune and digestive health. A recent study showed participants taking DE111 for 28 days showed immune benefits, including adaptogen activity and a healthy physiological response.
Want to Learn More?
Implementing these steps is a great start to boost your immune system so you can stay healthy and fight off infectious disease. But, if you still have questions about this topic, reach out to us today to see how we can help you achieve optimal health and vitality. Our experts are here to help you live your best life.
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