How I Support My Immune System with a New Supplement*
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As the seasons change, the kiddos are back to school, the holidays loom and the temperatures drop, this is an especially perfect time to prioritize foods, habits and supplements that will help to keep us healthy and take the necessary steps to support our immune health, when we need it most!
I am a firm believer in turning to our diet and nutrition first, when possible, to support our body’s natural processes and efforts. However, when it comes to acute treatment and support, along with deficiencies that may be hard to manage and remedy exclusively through our diet, I think supplementation is an incredible and super helpful option. Even the healthiest of eaters can’t always obtain essential nutrients from diet alone; this is when I turn to and recommend supplemental support. And I’m not alone – according to a recent survey distributed by MegaFood®, pioneer of premium supplements made with whole foods, 80% of respondents take vitamins and supplements, with 73% taking them on a daily basis.
Those who indicated they do not take vitamins and supplements say it is because they’re not sure they work (30%) or they don’t know what to take (27%). However, they did agree on one thing – an overwhelming majority of participants (87%) would take vitamins and supplements if they were made with real, whole foods. MegaFood is leading this trend by delivering essential vitamins and minerals in a way that nature intended, with REAL foods.
With all the buzz around non-GMO and organic certifications, and recently with news of the harmful chemical glyphosate being found in common foods, consumers will continue to look to brands like MegaFood that produce products that are GMO-free and tested glyphosate residue free and truly transparent. MegaFood was actually the first supplement brand to have its entire product line certified Glyphosate Residue Free by The Detox Project, and products boast additional certifications such as non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian, among others.
As I mentioned, supplementation during the fall and winter seasons can be a good way to fortify your immune system.* That’s why I’ve recently added MegaFood Acute Defense™ to my vitamin cabinet. This new product is made with Vitamin C, Zinc and Black Elderberry, together with bitter and phytonutrient-rich herbs, including echinacea and andrographis. When you feel the need, take two tablets three times per day for five days. Your immune system will thank you for the support!*
The active ingredients in Acute Defense™ are among my favorites for supporting immune health:
- Vitamin C and zinc are nutrients essential for healthy immune function*
- Black Elderberry fruit can be used in the early stages of seasonal challenges to support immune function*
- Echinacea and andrographis are herbs known for powering the immune system*
My Immune System Story
I have shared with you all many, many times the struggles I have faced throughout my entire lifetime with my underperforming immune system. It’s been a very long road of working to support and heal. It wasn’t until I went to school for nutrition and spent time reading, studying and researching the immune system that I finally got hold of my immune health.
Today I want to share the top 5 things I did to build up and boost my immune system, all 5 of which I still prioritize for the continued support of my healthy immune function! *
5 Things That I Did and Continue to Do to Support my Immune System: