The immune system is the body’s personal army for fighting infection. Taking a long trip without strong ranks is asking for disaster. Red-eye flights, bustling crowds, family stress, and limiting fast food options can really take a toll on the troops. The following supplements can help restock the ranks:
- Vitamin C – Take at least 1-2 grams of pure ascorbic acid (a form of Vitamin C) per meal during healthy days.
- Vitamin D – Helps adapt to the lower intensity of the sun and maintain immune function.
- Zinc – Helps boost immunity and fight off a cold. Zinc can be found in lean ground beef, poultry, beans, nuts, seafood, whole grains, and fortified cereals.
- Probiotics/kombucha – Decreases incidence, duration and severity of colds and flus for people of all ages.
- Astragalus – Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, astraglus was often combined with other herbs to strengthen the body against disease. It is thought to help protect the body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress.
- Omega-3 fish oils – Converted within the body to anti-inflammatory molecules, omega-3’s are also beneficial for preventing allergies, asthma, and other types of hypersensitivities.
- Rescue Remedy – A few drops under the tongue can help restore your inner calm and control.
- Green Tea – Contains antioxidants, detoxifiers, and cancer-fighting properties.
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