Immune boosting foods
Your immune system is a complex combination of organs and cells which work hard to protect you from germs. Just like any other part of your body, they need a steady stream of the right nutrients so that they can continue to work at their best.
The best thing you can do for your immune system is to eat a healthy balanced diet with lots of fruit and vegetables.
For example, vitamin C has long been associated with immunity and is involved in phagocytosis. This is the process by which some of your immune cells engulf and destroy invading pathogens. Our Organic Sea Buckthorn Juice and Organic Bergamot Juice are both high in vitamin C.
Which nutrients for immunity?
Other important nutrients for immunity include vitamin D, which you can find in mushrooms and our Organic Hemp Seed Oil, and minerals such as selenium and zinc.
Meanwhile, more traditional choices such as our Organic Black Seed Oil have a long history of use in fighting ailments.
In the modern day, scientists have linked this to three natural compounds in the oil which may have antimicrobial effects.
If you’re looking for a natural way to support your immune system, try our range of medicinal mushrooms. It includes reishi, cordyceps and lion’s mane, as well as our signature Immunity Blend.
These mushrooms are nothing like the kind you get from the grocer’s. Rather, they contain special polysaccharides called beta-glucans which provoke an immune response. Think of it as a workout for your immune system which keeps it ready for the next would-be invader.
Each mushroom has its own special properties, too. For example, lion’s mane has been shown to support immunity but may also be able to help with your mood and focus.
Meanwhile, cordyceps is also associated with energy and athletic performance.