Recent health safety measures are helpful for staying well. Here are a few more tips to help support your already healthy immune system.
Shrink the Severity
Maintain your already healthy body systems with a few tricks up your sleeve. Natural remedies can support your already healthy immune system.
Zinc is an already healthy immune-supporting mineral.*
Vitamin C is something many of us take every day. The recommended daily dose is 90 milligrams for men and 75 milligrams for non-pregnant women.
Echinacea comes from purple coneflower. Native Americans have used echinacea for over 400 years. Some unwanted side effects like nausea and diarrhea may occur, so be sure to ask your doctor if you have questions.*
Black elderberry is a traditionally known for already healthy immune support. It’s high in antioxidants that relieve oxidative stress to cell membranes.* Homemade elderberry syrup is easy to make and great for immune support!
Probiotics are simply friendly bacteria in the gut. And a healthy gut is core to health—more immune cells are found here than in any other part of your body. Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is your central line of for supporting an already healthy immune system.*
Support an already healthy immune system by taking care of yourself. Proglucamune is an antioxidant-rich, organic supplement with reishi and shitake mushroom combined with baker’s yeast.
Simple Self-Care for Symptoms
When you’re feeling under the weather, it’s time to stop and take care of you.
- Stay hydrated. Water, juice, clear broth, or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Avoid alcohol, coffee, and caffeinated sodas, which can make dehydration worse.
- Rest. Your body needs rest to heal. As soon as you feel an illness coming on, try to slow down and get plenty of sleep to give your immune system its best chance to fight back. If you are struggling with restless sleep, this will affect your immune system as you are not getting enough sleep to be at your best.
- Soothe a sore throat. A saltwater gargle (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of warm water) can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat. Also try ice chips, sore throat sprays, lozenges, or hard candy.
- Sip warm liquids. An old-fashioned cold remedy used in many cultures, warm liquids such as chicken soup, homemade bone broth, homemade lemon ginger tea, or warm apple juice may soothe and ease congestion.
- Add moisture to the air. A cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier adds moisture to your home, which may help loosen congestion.
Back Off Germs
Most of us have become sanitizing experts. Here are a few common-sense reminders to stave off germs:
- Wash your hands. Yep, it’s popular nowadays. Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Watch your actions. A good habit is to learn to avoid unnecessarily touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, especially when in public.
- Disinfect your stuff. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, electronics, and kitchen and bathroom countertops daily. Be meticulous about this if someone in your family has a cold.
- Cover your cough. Sneeze and cough into tissues and throw them away immediately—if you don’t have a tissue, sneeze, or cough into the bend of your elbow—then wash your hands thoroughly.
- Don’t share. Forget everything you’ve learned about sharing. Don’t share drinking glasses or eating utensils. Use disposable cups, utensils, and plates when you or someone else is sick.
- Stay away from sick people. That’s right, six feet. Avoid close contact with anyone who has a cold. Stay out of crowds, when possible.
Support your already healthy immune system by practicing some of these suggestions. Now, go rest and slurp some soup.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.