Vitamin C & Your Immune System

Vitamin C & Your Immune System

Stress, traveling & a busy schedule (especially going into the holiday season) can take a toll on our immune system and sometimes it simply needs a boost.

Vitamin C plays many important roles in the body and because human bodies are incapable of manufacturing vitamin C we must rely on our diet & supplementation to satisfy our daily requirement.

There are several foods high in vitamin C and you might be surprised to know that most of these have more vitamin C than an orange or a tomato.

  1. Bell Peppers (stay tuned for a tasty recipe for these next week)
  2. Guavas
  3. Dark Leafy Greens such as Kale (click here for recipe), Swiss Chard & Spinach
  4. Kiwi
  5. Broccoli (click here for recipe)
  6. Peas
  7. Papaya
  8. Brussel Sprouts

Vitamin C supports white blood cell production and is maintained in cells to protect against oxidative stress.  Vitamin C also helps regenerate vitamin E, which is another nutrient important for healthy immunity.

We need more than just vitamin C, and vitamin D (from a prev. post) to support our immune system. Echinacea & Elderberry are both herbs that have long been used for their beneficial effect on the immune system.

The human body also needs zinc to activate T lymphocytes (T cells). T cells help the body in two ways:

  • controlling and regulating immune responses
  • attacking infected or cancerous cells.

Staying healthy is vital to performing at our best every day.  When I am feeling run down, overly stressed, or planning on traveling I make sure I take USANA’s Booster C 600 which supplies a powerful blend of ingredients.

It contains USANA’s proprietary Poly C vitamin C blend to deliver stronger, longer-acting antioxidant defense.  Blended with a high-quality, effective form of Echinacea, plus zinc and elderberry.

Booster C 600

Contact me here if you are interested in more information or want to know how to get a hold of the immune-support booster supplement I take to keep me and my family healthy during the holidays.

Wishing you a Wildly Vibrant Life

 

 

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