MegaFood | Oct. 2020
When it comes to supporting our immune health, we often think of select nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin D3, or zinc. While these can indeed be fantastic options to support your immune system occasionally, there are things we can do each and every day to ensure our immune stays in tip-top shape year round - and just like with a house, it all starts with having a solid foundation.
Two important aspects of foundational health, when it comes to supplementation, is prioritizing a daily multivitamin and probiotic. Let’s start with multis.
In a perfect world, we would get all the daily nutrition we need from our diet. To do that, however, we would need to consume 7-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables each day, which, for many of us, doesn’t happen. The vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that we get from food supports each and every function in our body, and when we miss out on this nutrition, our well-being suffers. A daily multivitamin helps fill in some of the gaps that our diet misses, and ensures we have enough of the nutritional building blocks we need for our body to function the way it should. This includes our immune function!
You’ve heard it before - much of our immune response centers in our gut. This is because our digestive system is one of our body’s first lines of defense against those things that might make us unwell. Think of it like this: in your gut is a massive parking lot. Any interested bacteria can pull into a spot and get comfortable. The more beneficial bacteria (i.e. probiotics) we have filling up the parking lot the better.
Our digestive system is also how we extract nutrition from our food. Supporting GI wellness not only supports immune function in that regard, but our ability to properly digest the nutritious foods that we eat.
By incorporating these two supplements into your daily wellness routine, you are building a good foundation for optimal health AND immune function. At MegaFood, we have a range of multis and probiotic for you to choose from to ensure you find a formula that works for you and your lifestyle!