IF EVER OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS COULD USE A BOOST
It might not be a White Christmas, but it is a Covid Christmas. And thoughts of our immune system top our lists, even above tech, personal trainers and vegan treat baskets. Your immune system is always being attacked. Bacteria, viruses and environmental toxins found in air, water, food, soil, dust and even things like cosmetics, are ruthless. That’s why it’s so important to keep your immune system functioning in full force. Now more than ever.
BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS YOUR BEST LINE OF DEFENSE
Your immune system is an intricate, codependent structure of white blood cells, antibodies, complex proteins, networks, and organs. White blood cells, also called leukocytes, play an important role in the immune system. Some types of white blood cells, called phagocytes chew up invading organisms. Others, called lymphocytes help the body remember the invaders and destroy them. In a healthy, balanced immune system, they really do the job.
WHAT’S AGE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
Immunity tends to weaken with age. Just as you probably can’t run as fast as you used to in your 20s, your immune system doesn’t work as well as it used to as you get older. Not only do you have fewer immune cells as you age, the ones you do have don’t communicate with each other as well. Which is one reason you hear older people get coronavirus more easily. But before you think you’re immune to it, know this; younger people may think they are strong and invincible, but doctors warn that Covid-19 can strike them with a vengeance.
STOP BEING NAUGHTY AND START BEING NICE
The strength of our immune system is largely determined by nonheritable factors; the germs we are exposed to over a lifetime, as well as lifestyle factors.
Smoking is known to compromise the equilibrium, or balance, of the immune system. (Hopefully, you consider cigs death sticks by now, anyway).
Drinking has a negative impact on the lungs and the immune system, and according to The World Health Organization may increase Covid-19 susceptibility and severity. (So why are alcohol sales up more than 50%?).
Stress reduces the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens and can make you more susceptible to respiratory illness. (Pandemic, politics, economy, isolation…more stress? You think?).
Sleep can weaken your immune system if you don’t get six to seven hours a night. (All night Netflix binges can keep you endlessly counting reindeer keeping you from getting the zzzzz’s you need).
Dehydration lowers the volume of blood and lymphatic fluids that support a healthy immune system. (Pumpkin Spice Lattes with Cream and Iced Caramel Macchiatos don’t count).
FUEL YOUR BODY TO BE A FIGHTING MACHINE
No one has to tell you that eating right and exercising is a gift you can always give your body. But things have slipped in this area for a lot of people in the last eight months. Olympic sourdough baking, pumping Pringles tubs and heavy lifting bags of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos has led to the Covid-15. Then there’s the sad state of exercising, as athletes have been exiled from closed or restricted gyms. So all those machines, weights, and HIIT sessions aren’t there to sweat by. No spotters to help with safety, form and motivation. But there is no reason not to find healthy options. Walk, run, bike, hike. Find addictive workout videos on YouTube. Lunge, climb stairs, do push-up, even squat jumps. Just move. And on the food side, swap out “fried”, for fruit, and cut down on sugar. Studies have shown spikes in sugar intake can also suppress your immune system.
MAKE YOURSELF IMMUNE TO THE MYTHS
You don’t have to look far to find far-fetched and wild claims of how to boost your immune system. Big thing to remember though; neither Instagram, nor Influencers are medical authorities. So no matter what many might tell you, take it with less than a grain of cookie sprinkles. Do you really, truly believe watching scary movies, skipping deodorant, skipping shampoo and showering less often is going to boost your immune system? How about, drinking mushroom lattes, eating smelly foods and yes, eating boogers. No kidding, it’s out there. In March, the FDA and FTC sent warning letters to companies advertising fraudulent cures and treatments for coronavirus. No amount of marketing marvel is magically going to protect you.
FINISH STRONG AND FOLLOW THE SCIENCE
The thing about the “science” thing is that these experts have real answers. The professionals at SculptedMD have real answers, too. They understand how damaging the stress all around us can be to your immune system. They understand how especially concerned you might be about your health right now. Is your immune system tough enough to take on what’s going on? Can you avoid getting sick? Colds, flu? Most importantly, can you keep coronavirus at bay? SculpedMD has hard-hitting help to keep bacteria, toxins and viruses from invading and damaging the cells that are responsible for a healthy immune response; Immune System Boost Packs with the immune-boosting powers of Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Glutathione, all pharmaceutical grade. Which means you can trust them to be safe. And trust SculptedMD that like always, they have your well-being in mind and want you to be your fighting best. Santa may be social distancing and fist bumps replacing Mistletoe, but with Immune System Boost Packs, there’s no stopping you from making the most of these holidays. Call SculpedMD for your Immune System Boost Packs now. Best gift you could give yourself. Even great gifts for others you care about.