Essential Nutrients For Warding Off Coronavirus
A strong and healthy immune system will dramatically reduce your risk of contracting the coronavirus, and if you do get it, your symptoms will be mild and you will recover rapidly. Below I will share 6 powerful nutrients that you can start taking today to turbocharge your immune system.
Nutrients to Power-Up Your Immune System
- Vitamin D
At least 42% of Americans are estimated to be deficient in vitamin D, and this vitamin plays an essential role in immunity. When levels are low, you become more susceptible to contracting viruses and other infections.
If you live in a sunny climate, the best way to get your vitamin D is to expose your skin to at least 15 minutes of sunlight daily. If daily sunlight exposure is not possible for you, you should consider supplementing with vitamin D to help your immune system defend you from the coronavirus and other infections. It’s important that you choose a supplement in the natural form – D3 (cholecalciferol) as opposed to D2 (found in many cheaper supplements) because D3 is better absorbed and studies show it is more effective at improving vitamin D status.
Zinc supports the production of several immune system helper cells including T-cells, neutrophils and natural killer cells and if you are deficient in it, you will be more susceptible to infections. According to Science Daily recent research shows “zinc helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly.” Studies have also found zinc supplements help stop viruses from multiplying and reduce the duration of infections.
- Licorice Root
Licorice root has been used for centuries in Chinese Medicine to boost immunity, alleviate pain, tonify spleen and stomach, eliminate phlegm, and relieve coughing. Researchers have identified several compounds in licorice root which demonstrate potent antiviral and antimicrobial activities and found glycyrrhizina (a naturally occurring compound in licorice) can significantly inhibit viral activity. Licorice root is considered so effective at fighting off viruses and other infections, that some researchers are proposing we use it to create affordable medicines to combat diseases in third-world countries. Adrenal DMG
- Cinnamon Extract and Chromium
Both cinnamon extract and chromium have been scientifically proven to help enhance insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels. This is beneficial because high blood sugar is known to weaken immune defenses. This explains why people with diabetes are more susceptible to developing infections, and could also explain why people with diabetes are more likely to experience severe symptoms and complications from coronavirus.
Amla is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging nutrient and an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a well known immunity booster. Because amla is a whole food, and not an artificial lab created vitamin, the vitamin C it contains is more bioavailable, which means it is better absorbed and utilizied by your body.
How to Get All of These Nutrients
Taking the above nutrients daily will help optimize your immune system, so it can defend you from infections such as the coronavirus. You could buy and take these nutrients all seperately, but if you prefer to simplify things and save yourself time and money, you could also start taking Insulin Mitochondria. This proprietary blended neutraceutial contains vitamin D3 and zinc in their most bioavailable forms, as well as licorice root, cinnamon, chromium and amla. It also contains several additional immune supporting nutrients including olive leaf powder, probiotics, bergamot orange fruit extract, and alpha lipoic acid.
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