Support the immune system. Beat Covid-19!

By Skin+Nutrition

Keeping a healthy mind and body as we face the challenge brought by the pandemic

The immune system defends the body against viruses and diseases and produces antibodies against invaders. This system includes physical barriers like skin and protective layers inside the throat or gut, chemicals in the blood, and other different cells to fight infections.

The adaptive immune system starts developing antibodies and white blood cells to help fight and stop the spread of the virus throughout the body.

With the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide, people are getting anxious about three things, staying healthy, keeping their immune systems strong, and protecting themselves from the unseen enemy.

While research on why some people get sick and others do not are still ongoing, this leads to how the immune system responds to the virus–a case-to-case basis depending on how the immune system sends reinforcements to fight the virus. But for severe cases, especially in older people and those with comorbidity, the response of the immune system may be out of sync and fails to work well.

At the moment, there are no proven ways to prevent COVID-19 but there are ways to boost the immune system to keep you healthy during these challenging times brought by the pandemic.

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Woman enjoying a healthy bowl of veggies

Studies have shown that getting enough sleep is important for the immune system. The recommended time for adults is at least 7 hours or more.

It is also advisable to try to get daily exercise up to 60 minutes to improve your immune system’s defenses by bolstering your immune cells and reducing inflammation.

And lastly, having a healthy diet helps in boosting the immune system. The important parts of our immune health can be found in the gut, including immune cells and microorganisms like good bacteria that keep things in balance.

Vitamin C Fruit

Vitamin C

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Vitamin D

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Zinc

Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc can help improve your immune system. Vitamin C is needed to produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin. The best sources of Vit. C are broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries, and sweet potatoes. Vit. D is best acquired through exposure to sunlight. And the richest source of zinc is oysters.

Zinc and collagen, both found in oysters, have been shown to boost the repair and regenerative qualities of skin. Collagen is also known to help make brittle nails and hair strong again.

You can also try S+N Immune Drip, packed with Myer’s Cocktail (a combination of magnesium, calcium, and Vit. B) and Vit. C. In just one hour, you get an infusion of immune-system strengthening vitamins and minerals! It can also address your acne, allergies, and other skin issues.

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