- Health & Wellness
by Scott Prisco
By Scott Prisco
The immune system is one of the most important biological structures in the body. Comprised of various organs, cells, and proteins, its main purpose is to protect your body from outside hazards and malicious changes that happen within.
As long as the immune system is working properly the average person will never know it’s there. When it is weak or not working, you get sick.
Luckily, there are things you can do to make your immune system stronger and help it fight. Here are 5 hacks to boost your immune system.
1. Maintain a Healthy Weight
Weight plays a big roll-on immune health. Fat cells trigger chemicals that create inflammation in your body, weakening the immune system (1). In a study published in the natural library of medicine, 1,000 overweight people were administered the flu vaccine. In conclusion, these people were twice as likely to still get the flu as those without obesity, when receiving the same vaccine (2).
Exercise is a great way to boost your immune system as it has been shown to reduce inflammation and help your immune cells regenerate. Studies show a single session of moderate exercise can also boost the effectiveness of vaccines in people with weak immune systems (3). Exercise also indirectly helps the immune system by lowering blood pressure and controlling body weight.
When exercising, just be careful not to overdo it. Over-exercising can actually reduce your body’s immune response. Over-exercisers often times find themselves battling illness more frequently. Furthermore, their symptoms tend to last longer and be more severe compared to those who exercise in moderation (4), (5).
3. Take A Supplement For Immunity
With the help of top medical professionals, Priscotty Pure put together all in one immune boost supplement called Immunification. It combines vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, zinc, elderberry, echinacea, astragalus, l-lysine, and 8 other powder nutrients into one gluten-free supplement designed to help support a healthy immune response. Moreover, Immunification is made in the US and contains NO fillers, chemical coatings, GMO, or synthetic, artificial ingredients.
4. Get Enough Sleep
The sleep cycle plays a big role in regulating immune function. While sleeping, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines. These Cytokines act as chemical messengers to regulate the innate and adaptive immune systems. Both systems work to eliminate infectious pathogens, keeping you healthy (5), (7), (8).
People who don’t get good quality sleep or the proper amount of sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover from illness. The average person should get about 7-9 hours a night.
Try turning your phone off your electronics 30 min before bed. This will help you wind down so you can fall asleep quicker to maximize your sleep cycles affect on immune health.
5. Manage Your Stress Levels
When you are stressed a hormone called corticosteroid is released into your body. It lowers the number of lymphocytes (good immune cells), suppressing the effectiveness of the immune system, making it easier for you to get sick.
There are a few different supplements that may be helpful for lowering stress levels. Cannabidiol, since becoming legal in 2018, has quickly become mainstream. Many CBD users find it great for relieving stress. In fact, “Studies strongly support CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder” (9).
L-Lysine, one of the main ingredients in our immunity supplement Immunfication, has shown to be effective in blocking receptors responsible for creating stress, making it a promising treatment for chronic anxiety. In a one-week study, 108 healthy Japanese adults were given L-Lysine on a daily basis. It lowered both stress-induced anxiety and levels of the stress hormone corticosteroid (10).