As of now there no vaccine for COVID19 yet so we need to take good care of ourselves and our family it can be done by boosting the immune system. As its the first defense shield of our body which acts as a shield against viruses and micro-organs entering our body.
The best way to boost your immune system is by having hygienic foods and being active physically doing some kind of exercise 4-5 times a week for at least 30 minutes.
The thing is that our body lacks in vitamins and minerals which are most important for having a good immune system due to many reasons such as getting old, not having proper nutrition so to compensate it we can have supplements that will boost our immune.
The supplements that are best for our body are
Zinc is an important a mineral that boosts our immune system as it promotes the development of immune cells.
The deficiency of zinc makes us more prone to getting infections. In today’s world, most of us have zinc deficiency as we get old we get more deficient.
They are also needed for activating T cells in our body. T cells help the body in two ways controlling, regulating immune response, and attacking infected or cancerous cells.
The use of a zinc supplement is being used to shorten the length of viral infections.
2. Vitamin C-
Vitamin c is an very important vitamin and Vitamin C supports barriers that keep germs like viruses and bacteria from entering our body help kill bacteria that do get in, and supports immune cells so they can do their job properly.
Vitamin C should be obtained from our natural foods only but our not getting enough vitamin c you can take Vitamin C supplements also.
Vitamin C can help you fight a cold faster or ease your cold symptoms if you were taking it prior to getting sick. As an antioxidant, vitamin C can help reduce inflammation.
3. Vitamin D-
Many people with age get vitamin D deficiency. low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of upper respiratory tract infections, including influenza and allergic asthma.
One of the most significant ways that vitamin D supports innate immunity is by stimulating the production of antimicrobial peptides (AMP), which are endogenous antibiotics (i.e., antibiotics that originate within an organism). Mainly our body absorbs vitamin D from sun ultraviolet rays but somehow our routine which keeps us indoors so we do not get much suns rays so we can take vitamin D supplements also.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that are crucial for both gut and immune health. It’s worth pointing out that about 80% of the immune cells are located in the gut! Some researchers have shown that probiotics may help treat and prevent seasonal allergies. And other studies suggest that probiotics may have some benefits for immune-related diseases and viral infections.
Perhaps the most significant mechanism through which probiotics support immune health is by stimulating immune cell activity. More specifically, supplementation with various probiotic species and strains have been shown to:
- stimulate protective responses from intestinal epithelial cells.
- enhance innate immunity by stimulating the activity of NK cells in the spleen.
- induce the production of immunity-enhancing proteins in connective tissues.