Erin Stokes, Naturopathic Doctor, MegaFood Medical Director | Sept. 2020
There are many things we can do every day to support a robust immune system. An excellent way to cover your bases and make sure you’re getting enough immune supporting vitamins (and one time honored herb!) is with our Daily Immune Support*!
As its name implies, this supplement provides daily support with vitamins C, D3 and zinc plus astragalus, an herb traditionally used to aid in immune support.*
Meet the 4 main ingredients:
- Vitamin C - a water soluble vitamin that promotes immune health*
- Vitamin D3 - a vitamin that aids in immune function*
- Zinc - a mineral that promotes immune health, healthy tissue development and wound recovery*
- Organic Astragalus Root - Astragalus has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to aid in immune support*
Immune-supporting supplements can be a valuable addition to your foundation of healthy lifestyle and nutrition habits.*
At the top of my list on the lifestyle front is making sleep a priority. Quality sleep is essential to a healthy immune system, and it all starts with “sleep hygiene”. Figure out a consistent time to go to bed each night, and stick to it. For me that bedtime is 10pm. Set up a bedtime routine that is unique to you and helps you wind down from the day. For example, I like to get off my computer at least an hour before bedtime (earlier if possible) and spend some time reading. I also add a few drops of lavender essential oil on my pillowcase. Check out these tips for better sleep.
And there is nothing more fundamental to immune support than the food that we eat. A change we can all make starting today is to increase our servings of fruits and vegetables. It’s a simple goal to reach for, and a worthy one. Aim for a wide variety (and colors!) of fruits and veggies. Fill up your fruit bowl and your vegetable drawer, and start making a daily salad or smoothie as an easy way to up your vegetable and fruit intake. (Give one of my favorites a try: Green Immune Smoothie!)
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