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Products to Support Your Immunity Just in Time for Spring

The human immune system protects us from the negative effects of viruses and bacteria. In spring, our immune systems are greatly weakened. Throughout winter our bodies consume all the vitamins we’ve accumulated over the summer to make up for the lack of sunlight and the smaller amounts of physical activity that most people do during the winter season. 

As a result, respiratory viral infections, skin diseases, allergic reactions, chronic ailments, constant fatigue, insomnia, and depression all begin to attack. Our immune system works overtime to defend itself against these attacks. By the time spring comes around, our immune systems can use all the help they can get after the long winter battles. For this reason, it is extremely important to support your immune system in the springtime. 

Taking a health supplement can help to support your immune system while it builds back up to full strength during the spring. The Orphic Nutrition Immunity Booster Box helps support the body's natural inflammatory response. This bundle contains our yummy, health-supporting Vitamin C Gummies, our Elderberry Gummies, and our specially formulated Immune Booster. 

 

What Causes a Weak Immune System?

Stress 

Nervous tension affects the body's ability to resist disease. The solution to this problem is to set priorities correctly and devote more time to recreation and sports.

Lack of Sleep 

The body needs regular rest so it can recuperate. Healthy, proper sleep ensures the optimal functioning of the immune system.

Climate 

Each season has its own effect on the human immune system. The cold of winter and the rain in spring and autumn can impact our natural defense systems. Even in heat of summer, the immune system is tested by sharp changes in temperature. 

Improper Nutrition 

Eating meals erratically and eating too much fast food can negatively impact a wide variety of internal body processes, including the immune system. Paying careful attention to the food we eat may help support the immune system and the digestive system.

How To Support Your Immunity System During Springtime

Lead an Active Lifestyle 

Long walks, regular gymnastics, dancing, swimming, and running support the body's immune system.

Adjust Your Diet 

In the spring, it is recommended to limit your consumption of heavy meat dishes, fatty foods, smoked meats and pickles, sweets, raw vegetables, flour products, as well as alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.

The following foods are suitable for a spring diet:

  • Legumes, eggs, fish, oatmeal - all these foods contain zinc, which helps support the body’s immune system

  • Herbs and vegetables are invaluable sources of fiber, which may help support the body’s natural detoxification processes

  • Pumpkin, carrots, oranges, elderberries, and yellow vegetables and fruits contain vitamins A, E, C, and bioflavonoids, which helps support the body’s immune system and natural reactions against free radicals

  • Dried fruits, berries, and apples support heart health and kidney health

  • Juices, fruit drinks, and mineral water helps support your bowel movements and overall health 

  • Nuts contain a lot of vegetable protein and are also rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, selenium, and vitamin E

Learn to Relax and Unwind 

If you find it hard to unwind, try this relaxation technique: turn on calm music, lie on the sofa, stretch your arms and legs, close your eyes, and then breathe deeply and evenly. This helps to get rid of stress and fatigue.

Also, remember to get a good night's sleep. Our bodies need good amounts of sleep to rejuvenate. Try and get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. 

Use Supplements 

Using supplements made with certain vitamins, minerals and other substances can give you daily immune support when you need it most.

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C plays an important role in supporting the body’s immune system. Vitamin C helps keep your immune system healthy by removing old cells and replacing them with new ones.*

Vitamin C also acts as a powerful antioxidant,  that supports natural reactions to free radicals.*

Zinc 

Zinc is essential for the body that supports a strong immune system and plays an important role in the body’s response to inflammation.*

Not having enough zinc can negatively impact your immune system's ability to function properly, leading to an increased risk of infections and diseases, including pneumonia.*

Zinc deficiency affects about 2 billion people worldwide and is very common in older people. In fact, up to 30% of older adults are zinc deficient.*

Long-term zinc supplementation is generally safe for healthy adults as long as the daily dose is below the 40 mg upper limit.*

How to Get Enough Vitamin C and Zinc

Vitamin C and Zinc are widely available in elderberries and oranges. But with today's busy lifestyles, many people just can’t get enough of these foods in their diet. Dietary supplements can help you keep your vitamin levels high. 

Orphic Nutrition has a great range of health-supporting supplements including Elderberry Gummies, Vitamin C Gummies, and our Immune Booster. These three great supplements are available in one package: the Immunity Booster Box. The benefits of these supplements include:

  • Support for the body's natural inflammatory response*
  • Support for the body’s immunity system*
  • Support for energy levels*
  • Support for skin health*
  • Support for heart health*
  • Supports the body for long-term overall health*