The world has changed as we know it. Conversations around immunity support are increasing. Searches about taking the right vitamins and minerals to help support your immune system are at an all-time high. How do you know who to believe? The short answer is you don’t.

 

So, how can you get the ultimate immunity support?

First things first, take inventory. Take inventory of your diet. Take inventory of your physical routine. Take inventory of your relationships. Take inventory of your mental wellness. Take inventory of the last time you checked in with that higher power you reach out to when times are hard or when they are really good. If there are any absolutes about the human experience, it is that there is always room for improvement.

How to Support Your Immune System with Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin C

This vitamin hides in vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, green and red peppers, spinach and a fan favorite, cauliflower. Of course, to get the most nutrition out of these foods you will want to purchase organic and eat these veggies raw or steamed. Otherwise, you risk losing the opportunity to absorb the nutrients they have to offer.

Echinacea

Herbalists will recommend echinacea to help support immunity, encourage a normal inflammatory response, and maintain healthy lipid levels. The key to potentially seeing these benefits is ensuring that you absorb the herb. Use caution taking supplements that may have to go through the digestive tract before being released into the body. If they do not have an absorption enhancer they may be excreted before receiving benefit.

Astragalus

Astragalus health benefits have been believed for centuries in Chinese culture and medicine. This herbal remedy is believed to help support skin health, immunity, and support normal blood flow.\

Olive Leaf

It all starts with our cells. Healthy cells support immunity and more in the body. In New Zealand, students completed a study regarding the benefits of Olive Leaf Extract on their overall health and wellness. Feel free to Google that one for some additional reading.

Fulvic Acid

Changing your eating habits can only benefit you if you absorb the nutritional value of the foods you eat. Fulvic acid is a great addition to most diets to help with absorption of vital vitamins and minerals. It also will encourage detoxification throughout the body.

I don’t want to change my diet, and I don’t like taking immunity supplements.

Changing your diet and taking immunity supplements is only helpful if you commit to this lifestyle change. Becoming a healthier version of yourself does not happen overnight. There is no one-size-fits-all plan either when it comes to diet and nutrition. That’s why you must look at other areas of your life and where you feel comfortable making small changes that you can follow through on.

Is it possible to walk to the end of the driveway and back a few times a day? Can you spend 5-10 minutes a day just sitting outside in nature (i.e. your front yard) and paying attention to what is going on around you in that moment? What about making that phone call to an old friend you keep putting off?

Small acts of change can create the biggest impact. That’s why it’s important to not fall victim to the noise of the modern-day. Everyone is unique and what may work for your neighbor may not work for you. It’s important to have patience and invite optimism into your life wherever you can. One step at a time you can begin your journey to health.

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