The steps I’ve taken to boost my non-existent immune system over the last few months.
Since I was tiny tot I have had the worst immune system. The WORST! There’s no if, ands, or buts about it – and my whole plus all of my friends will very quickly agree. If someone around me was sick there was no question, I would be sick three days later, maybe even sooner. We never could really figure out why my immune system absolutely sucked or how to improve it. I ate healthy, drank lots of water, worked out pretty regularly, took vitamins here and there, and got as much sleep as possible. Yet the colds, flus, and other random viruses always hit me!
At the end of 2019 I had reached the end of my rope, I was over being sick all of the time, missing out on events, and falling behind on work. So I did a little research on boosting your immune system and took some steps towards doing so. Since the end of third quarter 2019 (knock on wood) I haven’t gotten sick. Which is truly a big deal for me!
So if my non-existent immune system life sounds like you or you’re simply interested in boosting your immune system as much as possible, below you will find the steps I took to boost my non-existent immune system. Steps that have made a big difference and kept me healthy through several seasons!
Steps to Boost Your Immune System
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins such has Vitamin C, dietary fiber, phenolic acids,anthocyanins and flavonols. All of these may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, as well. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.
I typically take one tablespoon a day. However, if I feel a little sluggish/offish I’ll take a couple additional tablespoons throughout the day.
I’m a gummies girl through and through! Taking at least one gummy vitamin helps me take all of my vitamins – I find myself a little more excited to take the vitamins when a yummy gummy vitamin is involved. May seem a little childish but hey it works!
These gummies supports Immune health with as much vitamin C as 10 tangerines. The benefits of taking vitamin C include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. Sign me up!
These vitamins support immune health with a high potency source of zinc and vitamin C. As well as energy and nerve cell protection with B6, B12, and choline. Plus nutritional support for health with vitamin D and calcium.
Rainbow Light Counter Attack is formulated to support immune system health by incorporating herbal blends and other ingredients. These include berberine, andrographics, vitamin C, zinc, and an immune blend complex with 10 herbal blends + ingredients geared towards supporting your immune system. This vitamin is a true fighter!
While I was working out pretty regularly before, it wasn’t as regular as it could be or as focused on being good for my body vs. pushing myself as hard as I could to drop pounds. Now I’ve diversified my workouts with running, weight lifting, walking, and yoga. Giving my body a variety of ways to move and stay healthy. My goal – move at least 30 minutes a day five to six times a week. Sundays are usually my rest days.
Variety of Vegetables + Greens
Vegetables have never been something I really crave or even remembered to include in my diet regularly. Usually I had one vegetable a day at dinner and that was that. Now I’m for one diversifying my vegetables and also finding ways to include additional greens in my diet. Typically that means throwing a handful of spinach or kale into a smoothie or onto of an open faced sandwich. Plus picking up additional vegetables at the store – rather than just cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprouts.
Greens such as kale, spinach, and Swiss chard are immune-boosting foods that contain high levels of vitamin C, which not only packs a powerful antioxidant punch, it helps fight off infection and regenerate other antioxidants in the body, including vitamin E. They also contain folate, another immune booster.
Since elderberry has so many great benefits and I am such a tea drinker I have added Elderberry Blackberry Tea to our pantry. I don’t drink this every single day but do when I’m wanting something warm in the evenings or am feeling a little off. Just to give myself a little extra boost of elderberry!