Immunity - Best vitamins and minerals

Have you been making changes and becoming more health-conscious after months of being restricted from doing normal everyday activities and saving yourself from a ‘deadly’ virus? 

A well-balanced diet and nourishing your cells with the minerals & trace elements it needs can help you to support your immune system. 

Your immune system is one of the most important bodily systems when it comes to health. It consists of a complex collection of cells, processes, and chemicals that constantly defend your body against invading pathogens – viruses, toxins, and bacteria.  

Consuming a salad or a healthy smoothie once every two weeks isn’t going to cut it.  If you really want to protect your body, you have to look after your immune system day in and day out in order to prevent the risk of infection and disease.  

Making healthier life choices including exercising, choosing nutritious foods, and getting adequate sleep all contribute to supporting your immune function.  

Research has shown that supplementing with certain nutrients such as vitamins and minerals can improve the immune response to protect you against illness.  

Below we discuss a few of the key nutrients to support your immune system; 

Zinc 

Zinc is a key micronutrient that our bodies require daily. It is not naturally made by the body and is therefore consumed through food and supplements. It has been shown to affect multiple aspects of the immune system. Zinc is crucial for normal development and function of cells mediating innate immunity along with the inflammatory response. The innate response is the first line of defence against many pathogens.  

Zinc activates enzymes that break down proteins in viruses and bacteria, so they are less able to spread. It does this by acting as a cofactor for specific catabolic reactions to prevent the spread of the pathogen. Zinc not only supports healthy immune function but increases activation of the cells (T cells) responsible for destroying viruses and bacteria by altering their expression. 

Whilst zinc is important for immunity, it does not work on its own in the body. It requires an array of at least 20 other minerals and trace elements to be absorbed and to function optimally. Cellnutrition Isotonic solution contains 78 bioavailable minerals and trace elements including zinc and the minerals it works in synergy with.  It is slowly absorbed by your cells and can help support your immune system.   

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C has always been a fan-favourite when it comes to immunity and fighting colds. Vitamin C plays an important role in the function of various immune cells and enhances their ability to protect the body against infection.  

Vitamin C is essential for apoptosis – programme cell death which keeps your immune system healthy by clearing out old cells and replacing them with new ones. This produces a new and more improved immune system to keep those illnesses at bay. 

Being a potent antioxidant, and regenerator of other antioxidants, vitamin C protects the body against endogenous and exogenous oxidative challenges – keeping you healthy for longer.  

Therefore, it was found that supplementing with vitamin C during a cold can reduce the duration of the illness by 8% in adults and 14% in children.  

Vitamin C works synergistically with numerous minerals and trace elements to carry out its full function. Without these other micronutrients – including iron, selenium & zinc – the effect of Vitamin C will not be maximised within the body and immune function could be impaired. It’s important to get the full spectrum of 78 minerals & trace elements alongside a healthy dose of Vitamin C (90mg) daily.  

Vitamin D 

Vitamin D receptors are expressed on numerous immune cells (B cells, T cells and antigen presenting cells), and these immunological cells can synthesise the active metabolite of Vitamin D, showing that it plays a large role in the defence mechanism against pathogens.  

Vitamin D is inclusive of the process where T cells, very important lymphocytes, are primed to help fight infection. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with increased susceptibility to infection, disease, and immune-related disorders.  

Although these three micronutrients play a large role in the immune function, an overall balanced diet with an abundance of vitamins, minerals & trace elements are required to have optimum health to tackle those illnesses.  

Getting outside is a good way to ensure you are getting some Vitamin D as it comes naturally from the sun.  

Cellnutrition isotonic solution contains 78 bioavailable minerals & trace elements that all work synergistically to carry out specific functions. They also enhance the absorption of vitamins from food and other supplements, including Vitamin C and Vitamin D. 

Many of these minerals and trace elements are used to benefit health throughout the body and should be taken as part of a daily lifestyle. This unique solution is harvested 30 metres between plankton blooms, from the most nutrient dense areas on earth.  

Nature intended for these exact compositions, so why change it? 

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