Immunity

Ginseng

Ginseng: the ancient remedy

If it’s true that you are what you eat, then that’s a good reason why Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) root has been consumed by humans for more than 5,000 years. Its man-like appearance led to it being used as an adaptogen to maintain overall health and vitality. Asian ginseng also has a long history of use as a sexual energizer for men.

Vitamin D may play key role in immune system activation

Vitamin D is necessary to trigger T cells – the immune system’s killer cells – into action, and insufficient levels of the vitamin mean the cells remain dormant and inactive, according to findings published in Nature Immunology. Read more.

Zinc

Each year, more than 62 million cases of the common cold in the United States require medical attention, and more than 80 percent affect school-aged children. Adults and children in fact get two to six colds a year.1

What if sucking on a lozenge could cut the time of illness in half?

Immune Health: Staying Healthy

Help your immune system keep you healthy

You want to stay healthy? Get plenty of sleep. Drink lots of water. Keep your stress in check – deep breaths, meditation, yoga, whatever floats your boat. It’s all about maintaining a balance of your health – after all, if you take a close look at it, disease really just means dis-ease. So harmony is key. Recent findings show that lack of sleep can send the bad-bacteria count in the gut through the roof.

For insurance when your lifestyle can’t keep up with these common-sense tips, take supplements.

Digestive Health

Good digestive health means good immunity

Who would’ve thought that Americans would ever want to talk about gut health in a way other than when talking about the amount of flab rolling over the belt line?

It is estimated that three-quarters of the cells necessary for the immune system to function effectively are connected to the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, without proper digestive function, basic metabolic processes break down, leading to various disease states.1

Phospholipids and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why you need to know about lipids

In order to remain robust, energetic and healthy, we need a variety of nutrients. These include amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, lipids and fatty acids.

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