The immune system plays a crucial role in protecting our body against diseases and pathogens. Maintaining a strong immune system is essential for good health and well-being. Fortunately, there are many practices and measures we can take to strengthen it. From a healthy diet to socio-hygienic measures to the use of effective supplementation. At Lanier Pharma we want you to start the year cold-free, boosting your immunity with these tips to keep your immune system on top of its game.
What is the immune system?
The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body against pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and other harmful agents. It is designed to identify and eliminate foreign substances that may cause disease, thus maintaining the body’s internal balance.
This complex defence system therefore benefits directly from a balanced, nutrient-rich diet. A healthy diet is essential for maintaining a strong immune system. Some of the specific foods that can help strengthen the immune system include:
Fruits and vegetables. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help strengthen the immune system. Include foods such as oranges, berries, spinach, broccoli, carrots, and peppers in your diet.
Lean protein, i.e. low in fat. Eat chicken, turkey, and fish. Also, include vegetable proteins such as tofu or legumes.
Don’t forget healthy fats. The omega-3 fatty acids found in foods as varied as salmon, walnuts, and olive oil are very beneficial for the immune system.
A healthy diet may not be enough to be cold-free
No matter how well we eat, sometimes it is not enough to keep our immune system at its best. The causes can be very varied, from poor quality food to deficiencies in digestion or the presence of atmospheric pollutants. In these cases, we can help our defenses with appropriate supplementation, always responsibly and under the guidance of a health professional.
These supplements should include:
Beta-glucans, which we have already mentioned on other occasions, is a very special type of fiber that activates the cells of the immune system found in the intestine. Nowadays we know that having a healthy intestinal flora is essential for strong defences.
Vitamin C is one of the best-known vitamins for boosting the immune system. It especially stimulates natural killer cells and promotes the formation of neutrophils, another type of pathogen-killing cell.
Vitamin D. This vitamin has become particularly well known since the appearance of COVID-19. Not surprisingly, its great immunomodulatory and immune-stimulating capacity makes it indispensable when it comes to maintaining a high level of defenses.
Zinc. This trace element is directly involved in the hormone thymulin, the thymus hormone. This hormone is decisive in the survival, proliferation, and maturation of defense cells.
Selenium. Another vital mineral for a healthy defense system. This trace element contributes to the formation of antibodies and has anti-cancer properties.
Tannic acid. Several clinical studies have demonstrated anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties in humans. It acts directly on the microbial composition and function of the gut, selectively inhibiting pathogens and promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.
Knowing this, how could we not formulate a supplement to boost and support our defenses? From Lanier Pharma, your trusted natural nutraceutical laboratory, we have formulated Inmunizat and Inmunizat Infantil. We aimed to create a supplement that is truly effective, safe, and easily ingested.
From the best pro-defense ingredients, we selected those that are most effective in clinical studies. As well as those that were safe in terms of dosage, interactions, and purity. We have masterfully combined them to enhance not only their stimulant but also their immunomodulatory effects.