Déjà vu about our current COVID situation doesn’t quite have us panicking this time around (maybe we’re desensitized), but it does have us rolling our eyes, slipping back into our sweats, and DJing our different immune-boosting tools. Keep an eye out—and cabinet stocked—with products that contain these powerful immune-response strengtheners.
Collagen Inner Beauty Boost Supercharged
The Beauty Chef
Try a multi-tasking beauty and immunity elixir that is loaded with naturally derived vitamin C and the inimitable zinc to supercharge your cells. The reason that zinc is an age-old immune-strengthening go-to is less popular than the fact itself. Zinc affects gene regulation, making it imperative for the normal development and function of white blood cells, aka our major line of defense. Zinc also behaves as an antioxidant and can stabilize cell membranes. The more you know.
Matcha Turmeric Superfood Latte Blend
Drink your matcha, but make it golden… with turmeric. This zesty little spice contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory. It’s also been known to regulate the formation of crucial white blood cells such as T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells—all inimitable fighters against infection.
Chagaccino RTD Powder
Drink this mushroom blend by itself with your milk of choice, or add to your inevitable coffee or espresso to uplevel your morning cuppa. Beta glucans are compounds found in mushrooms such as reishi, chaga, shiitake, and more. They can help bring balance and support to the immune system by stimulating it when it’s down, and down-regulating it when it’s too hyperactive.
Supplements that help manage stress have an effect on our immunity for a ton of various reasons, but this particular compound doesn’t get quite enough air time in the wellness world, but we think it deserves some attention when it comes to immunity. High stress creates inflammation and reduces our ability to fight off antigens. Cortisol, a stress hormone, reduces our lymphocytes—immune-modulating white blood cells. 5-HTP raises serotonin, a feel-good hormone, which makes us feel calm and relaxed. Serotonin also converts to melatonin, helping us get deep, restorative rest, which is also vital for immune strength.
B.Powered Superfood Honey
A nutrient-rich honey that contains propolis is a powerful and deliciously sweet immunomodulator. Propolis is a complex, glue-like substance bees use to construct the hive and feed to sick bees, and it contains extremely high levels of polyphenols, aka flavonoids and phenolic acids. It also boosts the function of white blood cells, is anti-inflammatory, and is an overall pharmacological wonder of nature.
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