There are always talks about keeping a strong immune system, especially in times like this. Immunity is a multifaceted picture that relies on many aspects of life. The functioning of our immune system is dependent on our genetics and environment (food, toxins and our mental health).
- Having a strong community and people to care for, has shown to boost immunity and help our psychological health and well-being. This element in life should never be underestimated in keeping us well and happy.
- Managing your life load and what we deem as stress, is incredibly important. Stress is known to lead to many diseases for a number of reasons and can affect immunity greatly.
- Moderate and effective exercise helps keep us strong and has shown to hold key benefits in supporting our immune system as well as managing stress and boosting neurotransmitters such as serotonin (our feel good hormone).
- Nutrition is of course the foundations of health and supports how well we respond to the above factors. Eating a fresh, optimal diet full of plant materials such as fresh fruit and vegetables are proven to support immunity by adding in antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals.
Whether due to genetics, inappropriate foods, poor vitamin and mineral status, stress and the like, we often lean to supplements to help fill in nutritional shortfalls. This is only a support and should not be in place of a fresh and balanced diet.
Supplements to Support Immunity
Probiotics (Dairy free): Many scientists believe that the balance between the ‘friendly’ active live bacteria and the undesirable gut bacteria is important when it comes to staying healthy. Poor eating habits, stress
and antibiotics (including residues from food) can cause the fine balance between the good and bad bacteria to change. Probiotics help to support digestive function and immunity.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, both needed for healthy bones, teeth, muscles and immunity. It is found naturally in a small number of
foods including oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolks and in fortified food like breakfast cereals and fat spreads but Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin, because our bodies generally rely on our skin making vitamin D from sunlight.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system. It is an antioxidant which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Troo Health Vitamin C Cherish capsules provide a vitamin C supplement in food form, derived from acerola cherry which is high in vitamin C content. This form of vitamin C is easier on the stomach and is highly
We also have ‘stand-alone’ products of Vitamin C, Zinc and Selenium coming in June
Olive leaf extract: Extract of Olive Leaf may help to maintain a healthy blood pressure & normal elimination pathways. Olive Leaf may have antioxidant properties which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, supporting immunity.
Specially Formulated Immune Complexes:
Tr-Immune Support: Tr-Immuno is a specialist immune support supplement combining bee honey with a synergistic blend of herbs and nutrients. Manuka Honey, Bee Pollen, Ginger Root and Royal Jelly, combined with essential vitamins and minerals provide a premium immunity supplement in a convenient daily capsule.
Immunityn Support: Immunityn is a specially formulated immune support supplement combining Wellmune® Beta Glucans with Vitamins C, D and Zinc.
Immunityn uses the patented ingredient Wellmune®, a highly purified gluten-free beta glucan, naturally derived from the cell walls of baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae).
Eating well, staying active and practising relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation, are proven to support immunity.
Stay safe, stay healthy. Troo Health Team