With so many nutrient supplements on the market, it can be overwhelming to find the right ones to effectively support your immune system.
With so many nutrient supplements on the market, it can be overwhelming to find the right ones to effectively support your immune system. Not every supplement is a one size fits all, so it's important to understand which supplements should be taken on a daily basis to help support and maintain your immune system — ensuring it is in tip-top shape. The best daily wellness routine will have just the right amount of immune boost while also tackling low energy and stress levels.
Why Daily Supplements Are Important
The immune system is one of the most important parts of our health system. It is known as our first line of defense within our body. It is designed to get rid of anything that is detected as foreign and maintain our body’s equilibrium. We often neglect our body’s immune system without even knowing it by endearing several lifestyle habits that can affect our nutrient supply. Stress, a sedentary lifestyle, overconsumption of alcohol, a poor diet, and nicotine are all common areas that can impact the immune system.(1) This is why it is crucial that we keep our immune system functioning at the highest level by taking supplements on a daily basis.
Taking the right combination of supplements can help target specific areas that could otherwise go unnoticed. We’ve rounded up five supplements you can take in order to give your immune system the daily support it needs. These supplements contain high sources of antioxidants, encourage the restoration of your microbiome, as well as provide natural energy and performance.
Maitake and Turkey Tail Mushrooms
The Egyptians, Greeks, and the Romans have used mushrooms for health purposes throughout history. (2) They were used in tonics and in various ways to support the body in healing naturally on its own. Each era had its conception of how mushrooms were used. From the Greeks using it to strengthen and provide energy to their warriors before a battle, to the Egyptians considering mushrooms to be the plant of immortality.
Maitake and Turkey Tail mushrooms are widely known for their immune-supporting properties. Researchers have concluded that these mushrooms provide beta-glucan, a type of polysaccharide, which is a long molecule of carbohydrates found to activate every immune system cell in the body.
Taking a supplement like Mushroom 10X Complex not only provides you with immune-boosting beta-glucan, it can also supply a healthy dose of antioxidants.
Many mushroom supplements contain one main mushroom that makes up the full formula. BalanceGenics Mushroom 10X Complex contains a blend of energizing and stimulating mushrooms such as cordyceps sinensis, reishi, shiitake, and lion's mane — providing a well-rounded natural health supplement.
Vitamin C has been used for a variety of reasons including improving energy, supporting collagen production, as well as one of the most important immune-boosting antioxidants. Since its discovery in 1932, this antioxidant has been universally consumed.(3) Vitamin C works by supporting the stimulation of white blood cells. Along with boosting the immune system, vitamin C also has the power to provide aid in the natural wound healing process, and can even help to reduce stress.
It is commonly supplemented due to the body’s inability to produce vitamin C on its own. BalanceGenics provides Liposomal Vitamin C which is a type of vitamin C that is more widely absorbable making it a sought-after source. This formula is made to support whole-body restoration by reducing the impact of free radicals.
Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine have been using adaptogens for centuries. They contain high profile nutritional values that support the body in numerous functions, including our body’s response to stress. Many cultures used adaptogens to support the recovery of their soldiers after the battle. (4)
Daily Adrenal is a unique supplement that includes a combination of 9 powerful adaptogen herbs and roots. Why adrenal? Our adrenal glands are a very important part of our health system, especially when it comes to reducing stress. When we are overwhelmed and stressed, the adrenal glands take on the brunt force. They can become overstimulated and excrete more stress hormones than the body needs. (5)
Stress can have an impact on so many aspects of our health including our digestion, sleep patterns, and immune response. This is why stress management is so important when it comes to the immune system. Adaptogens can provide a calm state of mind and help to reduce the effects of stress by bringing balance to the way our body responds to physical and emotional situations. (6) A well-rounded diet along with these natural adaptogens can help to maintain and encourage a healthy endocrine, nervous, digestive, and immune system.
Turmeric and Ginger
With the abundance of studies backing the positive effects of turmeric and curcumin, it is no wonder it finds itself on a list of essential daily supplements. Studies show the positive support these supplements provide immune health by helping to reduce free radicals.
Turmeric contains curcuminoids which are the compounds that give turmeric its rich yellowish color. Curcuminoids are also the main reason why turmeric packs so many health benefits. It can help support the immune system because of its ability to assist in the lowering of cortisol levels and support immune function. Curcumin also contains prebiotic-like properties which help to aid in gut health. (7)
Ginger has its very own immune-boosting properties due to its active ingredient, gingerol. Gingerol is a powerful antioxidant, and helps the body have a healthy inflammatory response. (8)
Taking a supplement such as Daily Turmeric provides the full scope of benefits that turmeric and ginger have to offer to give your immune system an extra boost. When taking a turmeric supplement, your body can only absorb a fraction of the curcumin it’s getting — which is why this formula is enriched with Bioperine, making it significantly more absorbable.
Probiotics are a strain of good bacteria that help to keep your gut balanced and support a healthy digestive system. The gut plays a major role in the health of our immune system — which is why taking a probiotic supplement every day is essential, as it will help to make sure that the healthy bacteria levels in your body are replenished so that your body can maintain a healthy state.
BalanceGenics Daily Probiotic is gluten-free, lactose-free and 100% vegetarian making it a perfect daily supplement for anyone. This formula contains 40 billion live active microorganisms that work to help strengthen the gut wall and encourage the elimination of toxins and waste. In addition to the immune support this supplement provides, the probiotic strains found in this supplement also help to promote skin health, digestive health, and help reduce environmental sensitivity. (9)
The immune system is such a fragile and complex part of our body. One of the best things we can do to support it is by investing in high profile nutrient supplements. With so many supplement options, it is important to know what to focus on to provide our immune system with the daily support it needs.
BalanceGenics has made it easy for you to stay consistent with your daily immune boosting supplements by creating the Ultimate Immune Support bundle. This bundle includes all of the carefully selected supplements mentioned in this article to provide a full scope of immune support.
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