4 Supplements To Boost Immune System For Your Daily Routine
Updated: May 4
Well, it's happened. The first snow of the year hit Northern Virginia.
I'm not sure whether to be happy or not—I didn't have to run in it this time (off-day), but the chance of getting lucky next time it snows isn't very high.
Either way, chillier temperatures and biting winds have been raging for several weeks.
Not only does it make practice a bit more challenging, but colder temperatures are notorious for maybe playing a role in giving us colds or other respiratory sicknesses.
I recently found out that it's also (mainly) because we spend more time indoors when it's cold out, in close proximity to other people and their germs. Never thought of it that way!
Either way, it's a good thing that there's a big collection of products that claim to boost your immune system in winter. Pass them all my direction please!
The Best Way To Prevent Sickness
I know that the best ways to prevent sickness and keep your immune system happy are actually through really simple methods, like:
sleeping correctly, and
But, there is plenty of research showing that supplements might give you an extra edge when you're trying to find ways to fight off infections.
Fueling the body properly is a huge part (of course) of leading a healthy lifestyle and is even more important when you put your body through tough workouts again and again.
Also, having a cold sucks.
So, if you can, why not take advantage of some immune boosters to help make the winter months a bit more enjoyable? They're helpful year-round too of course.
4 Immune Boosting Supplements To Give You An Edge
There are a ton of foods and supplements out there that can give your body a little boost of good stuff.
Never rely on supplements for complete nutrition—the best stuff for you is definitely found in natural whole foods.
However, with our busy schedules and typical daily recipes, we tend to leave some gaps in our diets. That's where supplements come in! They help bridge where your intentional, whole food diet leaves off.
Because we can try really hard, but sometimes we don't get everything our body craves.
Here are 4 (mostly) natural and simple nutrient-filled products to help you boost your immunity!
This blend of ground coffee from Four Sigmatic has both Chaga and Turkey Tail mushrooms in it, which are immune and gut supportive. (300mg and 200mg, respectively)
And no, it doesn't taste like mushrooms!
Just a tasty medium roast coffee that slips into your morning routine with ease and elevates your wellness.
It's organic and has prebiotics and probiotics to support a healthy gut.
A healthy gut ties hand in hand with a healthy immune system!
I really like this product line because of its reliance on natural ingredients that give benefits to the mind and body.
These are superfoods that support the immune system, the brain, and general wellness and its clear that this company is committed to making the practical uses of mushrooms very mainstream. They even wrote a book explaining how to use mushrooms for full body health!
You've most likely heard that Vitamin C prevents colds, and helps your body get better when you have one.
Carrying around a box of tissues and a big jug of OJ—we've all been there.
There is no arguing that the best sources of Vitamin C are fruits and vegetables. Some of the best vitamin C filled options are:
They are all on the list of foods with the highest levels of Vitamin C.
While it's not meant to replace these natural whole foods, Vitamin C drops from MaryRuth's Organics have 90mg of Vitamin C from organic amla fruit extract for an extra boost.
Vitamin C is also thought to help with iron absorption, so taking these drops along with an iron supplement or foods with iron (plant-based diets really benefit from this!) is also a good use of the product.
Nuun Hydration boasts an impressive line of on-the-go friendly clean electrolyte tabs that you can easily pop into a glass of water. (You can read my full Nuun Hydration Review here.)
This includes the Nuun Immunity line which is meant to support the immune system and general wellness through several antioxidant ingredients.
This tiny little tablet packs the good stuff in with:
Vitamins C, D, and E
It makes for a powerful tool!
I always have a tube of this on me (the Blueberry Tangerine is to die for) and that includes when I travel.
One of the best things about the Nuun line is the commitment to clean sport.