It’s something that never should have happened but it did. Doctors around the world prescribed antibiotics for viral infections and the human race has paid the price in the form of nightmare bacteria, misinformation, malpractice, and defenseless immune systems. Society has tunnel-visioned having a pill for every ill while Mother Nature jumps up and down in the background, waving immune-boosting and virus-fighting nutrients in vain. The reality is, natural sources have so much to offer to combat illness, both bacterial and viral.
The right way is, essentially, to constantly offer your body protection by eating food rich in immune-boosting nutrients. There are essential vitamins and minerals that keep your system firing at full steam, along with vegetarian sources and pure, potent glandulars proven to give the tools your body needs to fight off viral invaders.
Essential Immune System Vitamins and Minerals
You will always want to prioritize eating well, getting exercise, adequate sleep, and taking time to manage stress. A poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, insufficient sleep and chronic stress all are proven to make you more susceptible to illness.
There is a variety of nutrients that have been proven--through double-blind studies--to boost your immune system. And there are also vitamins and minerals your body needs more of when cold and flu season arrives. These include vitamins A, C, D3, B6, calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese.
The above nutrients don’t directly attack viruses but they are what your cells need to maintain peak function during times of stress. They are all used in overall body function. If these needs aren’t met, then pumping your body full of other virus-fighting nutrients isn’t going to be as effective and chances are you’re going to feel tired all the time.
For example, vitamin A helps your immune system stay strong, along with help various organs work properly. Magnesium helps your body from head to toe. Every last cell in your body uses it for countless functions, including repair and energy production. And then there’s calcium, which isn’t just for bones. Research shows your body uses calcium to trigger the healing process when a virus or bacteria harms your body.
Nature's Immune Health Resources
There are immune-boosting and virus-fighting nutrients found in nature all over the globe, but research shows that a handful of them, in particular, excel at protecting you from illness. These include L-lysine, green tea, elderberry, olive leaf, garlic, licorice root, echinacea, astragalus root, glucan, and pomegranate.
Antioxidants play a huge role in keeping you healthy. Their sole purpose is to keep your body balanced at the molecular level as they fight free radicals, which are an unavoidable part of life. Merely breathing creates free radicals. Supplementing with nutrients like green tea, elderberry, and pomegranate can keep those free radicals in line.
L-Lysine - L-lysine is an amino acid that has anti-viral properties and is used extensively in alternative treatments to viral concerns, like cold sores and the complex surrounding them.
Green Tea - Polyphenols, potent plant antioxidants, are what's believed to give green tea its immune-boosting effects. One laboratory study suggested that a particular type of polyphenols called catechins may kill influenza viruses. It also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Echinacea - Research shows echinacea increases the number of white blood cells, which fight infections. A review of more than a dozen studies, published in 2014, found the herbal remedy had a very slight benefit in preventing colds.
Astragalus Root - Like echinacea, astragalus root is shown to increase white blood cells, along with help kill viruses and bad bacteria.
Garlic - A natural antimicrobial and antiviral nutrient.
Olive Leaf - This nutrient has been used for centuries. It's been shown to contain powerful anti-infection agents oleuropein and calcium elenolate. On top of that, olive leaf extract doesn't harm the good bacteria in your body.
Licorice Root - Another nutrient that has been used for centuries, licorice root has been shown to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties in addition to many other benefits. According to research, licorice contains two triterpenes, GL and GA, which have been reported to have antiviral effects.
The key players in your immune system are your thymus, parotid, lymph nodes, sleep, bone marrow, skin, and tonsils. There are two types of immunity: innate and adaptive. Innate immunity is the resistance we are born with, and adaptive immunity is the immunity that we acquire naturally when we are exposed to viruses, bacteria, other microorganisms, and toxins, or when we are vaccinated.
Antibodies retain long-term memories of invaders they have faced, so there are many lifestyle changes and dietary changes that can enhance immune function.
Your skin is your first barrier against unfriendly invasions. Mucus secretions, including tears, gastric acid secretions, and saliva from the parotid gland, are part of this as well.
The immune system defends the body against unfriendly microorganisms. The thymus, parotid, lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, skin, and tonsils all play essential roles in supporting its integrity. The active soldiers that maintain immune system activity include specialized white blood cells, lymphocytes, phagocytes, killer T-cells, antibodies, interferon, and lactoferrin.
Opti-Immune-VRL contains nutrients, herbs and predigested glandulars that research shows nutritionally supports your immune system. This blend is predigested through Opti-Blend, making it up to 300% more bioavailable.
Opti-Immune VRL contains a special blend of nutrients that help nutritionally support the elimination of viruses. The ingredients provide a natural yet powerful, holistic boost to your body’s defenses, utilizing predigested green tea, elderberry, olive leaf, garlic, and echinacea to fight off viruses and bacteria. Sometimes all your body needs is a boost to get back up to full strength.