This time of year it’s so important to look after your immunity. With Jack Frost nipping at your toes and all kinds of variants of the dreaded “C” word flying around, putting your health and wellbeing top of the list has to be the No1 priority.
Discover the best vitamins to support your immunity in 2021 and beyond and just why and how they work in today’s Reverse Life blog.
How are vitamins and immunity linked?
Good question! Let’s get stuck right in with answering that one. By far, the best way of supporting your natural immunity is to ensure your body is optimally nourished with essential vitamins and minerals. Our bodies are pretty amazing, but they can’t make all the ones we need to thrive, which is where the best supplements come in handy! Like Immune 52 which is packed with 52, yes 52, essential vitamins and minerals. We like to call it the safety belt for your health! But let’s get back to the importance of vitamins and how they’re linked to your immunity.
Some vitamins need to be taken on a daily basis. That’s because your body just can’t store them, like Vitamin C for example. Eating 20 oranges won’t provide you with protection for a week! Vitamin C is something that your body needs every day.
The same can also be said for the family of essential B vitamins. That’s why we’ve packed our Immune 52 liquid multivitamin supplement with these and MORE! Just one daily capful is your best line of defence against colds and viruses this winter.
Other vitamins are what’s known as fat soluble. This means they dissolve in fat and are stored within the body. Examples of these include vitamins A, D, E and K. One of the best ways of topping up on your A-Z of vitamins is to make sure you eat a healthy and well balanced diet that’s packed with fruits and vegetables. Think of your plate like a rainbow! Try and get as many colours on there as possible to provide plenty of immunity protection.
The best vitamins to provide immunity protection?
There’s no one “super” vitamin that will provide everything you need. There are quite a few that you should keep on top of to support a healthy functioning immune system around the clock. That’s why Reverse Life’s range of vitamin supplements are such a smart choice.
6 vitamins to support your immune system
It’s highly recommended that you keep on top of your daily intake of these 6 vitamins in particular to help you fight off colds and viruses and to keep yourself feeling tickety boo!
Essential for a normal functioning immune system, Vitamin A can be found in dark green leafy vegetables, cod liver oil and eggs. Vitamin A also helps to keep skin and eyesight healthy too.
To support healthy cells throughout the body, you need to be topping up on your Vitamin C on a daily basis. Besides supplementation, you can find Vitamin C naturally in oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, kiwi fruits and also red and green peppers. Vitamin C supports healthier skin and collagen production and speeds up wound healing.
Also known as Pyridoxine, Vitamin B6 is essential to support not just the immune system but all the nervous system. It also helps protein metabolism and the formation of red blood cells. You can find it in a range of fresh produce including pork, fish, eggs, chickpeas and also bananas.
Folic acid (Vitamin B9) which is also called folate plays an important role in the chemical reactions which happen in the body affecting our immune system. If you’re looking for a food source of Vitamin B9 then you should include plenty of greens; think brussel sprouts, broccoli and pretty much any other leafy green veg. You can fill your boots!
You might not have heard of nucleic acid but it helps our immune system out no end and it’s helped along on its way by plenty of Vitamin B12. You’ll find it in meat, fish, eggs and dairy so you have plenty of options when it comes to topping up on this essential B vitamin.
For a normal immune system functioning, Vitamin D is an absolute must. They call this one the sunshine vitamin! Our bodies make Vitamin D when our skin is exposed to direct sunlight. So in the bleak midwinter, when we’re cooped up indoors, we definitely need an extra helping hand creating Vitamin D. You’re more than 4 times likely to develop a chronic disease if you’re vitamin D deficient. That's why we made sure to include 3 times the recommended daily amount in our high strength multi-vitamin drink to make sure your bones, muscles and immune system are protected all year round.
3 minerals to help protect your immunity
We tend to use the words vitamins and minerals interchangeably but we’ve listed out below 3 minerals that, along with the 6 vitamins we’ve already identified, will help support a healthy immune system.
You’ll find zinc in seafood and red meat, as well as sunflower and pumpkin seeds. It contributes to normal immune system functioning. However, be careful not to consume more than the recommended daily amount which is 25mg.
When it comes to the most important minerals for our bodies, iron is right up there. An iron deficiency can seriously compromise your immunity. Once again, look to fish, red meat, leafy green vegetables as well as beans and chickpeas to top up those iron reserves.
Selenium not only supports the immune system but also regulates thyroid function, strong nails and for all the men out there (and women looking to get pregnant!) it helps boost sperm production. So if you are planning a baby in 2022, it’s time to start eating tuna, prawns, oats, spinach and brazil nuts. Not all at once though! That really would be some strange kind of craving.
How can I boost my immunity quickly?
It would be wrong to suggest that you can physically “boost” your immune system and set your body on some kind of fast track process to being super defended. But it’s undeniable that you can absolutely ensure “normal” functioning by ensuring you take the daily essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay fit and healthy around the clock.
Now you know just how important it is to support your immunity, why not go ahead and check out what daily deals we have on our best-selling liquid multivitamin supplement drinks. With the convenience of a daily capful and no pills to pop, our super strength Immune 52 and high-strength marine collagen are the ultimate defence for your body and brain all year round.