Optimize your immune response now!

When it comes to immunity, there are a few things we can all do to optimize our immune response now!  Load up on rich antioxidants.  Fresh organic fruits, strawberries, blueberries, avocados, green tea, elderberries, wild fish, sweet potatoes. etc.  Secondly, exercise or take a brisk walk.  Remember 25 to 35 minute walk daily.  Thirdly, mindfulness…keep your stress levels low.   

I am going to give 3 powerful ingredients that may help boost the immune system.  You are in look if you are a pizza lover and you like marinara sauce…have you heard of oregano oil?  It has been proven in studies that oregano oil is a powerful antimicrobial, it can even be used to preserve food. Oregano oil contains thymol which is an immune system booster and a shield against toxins. Carcavol found in oregano essential oil is so potent that it has been been the focus of over 800 studies referenced in PubMed, the world’s No. 1 database for scientific evidence-based literature. 

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) it is wonderful amino acid that helps the body create and use protective antioxidants.  Some commons uses may help with some lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis, it helps protect the liver.  According to WebMD NAC’s most important jobs is to help your body replenish its glutathione (powerful antioxidant) stores. As one of your body’s most potent antioxidants, glutathione helps to get rid of cell-damaging free radicals.   As you know help reducing oxidative stress can help to lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stress etc. 

Talking about superfoods have your heard of Quercetin?  It is a type flavonoid found in leafy greens, berries, broccoli, tomatoes.  It is also plays an amazing role in fighting inflammation in the body, reducing effects of aging, helps fight against free radical.  The  Department of Pathology and Diagnostics at the University of Verona in Italy, quercetin glycosides and other flavonoids, (like kaempferol and myricetin) are “anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic agents.”

Be on the know…continue to live well, exercise, sleep, rest, pray, meditate. 

References:

Does Flavonoid Consumption Improve Exercise Performance? Is It Related to Changes in the Immune System and Inflammatory Biomarkers? A Systematic Review of Clinical Studies since 2005.

Ruiz-Iglesias P, et al. Nutrients. 2021. PMID: 33808153 
The role of quercetin, flavonols and flavones in modulating inflammatory cell function
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20887269/
Insights on the mechanisms of action of ozone in the medical therapy against COVID-19
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34020394/