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The immune system is incredibly important for protecting our health and defending us against viruses and bacteria. There's certainly a lot that we can all do naturally, through nutrition and lifestyle interventions to strengthen our immune defences, so read on to learn more!
The immune system depends upon certain nutrients to function properly, in particular vitamin A, C, D, zinc and selenium. Certain other botanicals, probiotics, and amino acids can also stimulate the immune system or possess active anti-microbial effects, supporting its activity.
Here’s our A-Z guide of key nutrients to consider to support your immunity.
It goes without saying that a healthy diet is paramount to providing the broad spectrum of nutrients we need to support our immune system - eat a varied diet with good quality protein and plenty of vegetables, reduce your sugar and alcohol intake and try to choose healthier alternatives, such as dark chocolate, nuts, and non-alcoholic drinks (e.g. kombucha), since both can have a draining impact on our immunity. Another strategy is to use supplementation alongside this, such as;
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