With the colder months arriving having a fully functioning immune system is crucial for avoiding or at least minimizing the impact of all the colds, flues and other ills people typically catch more of in the winter time. Building up your immune system now can greatly reduce your chances of getting sick once Flu season finally does arrive in full force. Regular chiropractic adjustments help improve immunity by reducing stress on the nervous system and getting 7-8 hours of good sleep a night also helps. On a cellular level you give your immune system the best possible base it can have to fight off infection with these 3 supplements.
- 1. Vitamin D- Vitamin D is more of a hormone than a vitamin based on how it works in the body because it has such a wide range of uses. It helps modulate calcium absorption, improves mood, and is a key component of immune cells just to name a few. Vitamin D is such a big player in the body that without optimal levels in the blood your immune system will be compromised. 5,000IU a day from mid fall until late spring is the optimal amount.
- 2. DHA- This fatty acid is found in fish oil supplements. DHA is especially important for immune function because it reduces inflammation in the body which is essential for having a strong, well organized immune response to viruses, bacteria and other invaders. DHA is also every important for optimal brain function and helps modulate mood.
- 3. Multi-vitamin- Without optimal levels of vitamins and minerals in the blood optimal immune function is impossible. A variety of nutrients most Americans are deficient in are required in large amounts by the immune system. Specifically vitamin C, zinc, selenium and magnesium are all used up by immune cells. A multi-vitamin helps improve serum levels of critical nutrients and improves overall health as well as immune function.
Making sure you’re ready for flu season is important if you want to stay healthy. Here at Arvold Chiropractic we have bundled these 3 supplements into our Immune Boost Core Pack. There is nothing fancy about covering your nutritional bases and our pack is a 2 month supply. If you have questions about specific health concerns or want to know more about immune function or nutrition stop in the office anytime and we will be happy to help get you as healthy as possible!
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