Fight viruses with CaliVita vitamins! – Part 3
Let’s look at what vitamins, micronutrients, and herbs can help the immune system work against viruses. First and foremost, we need to talk about vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and to protecting cells from oxidative stress. Experience has shown that consuming a sufficient amount of vitamin C can relieve the symptoms of a common cold or shorten the duration of a common cold. Vitamin D also helps normal immune function. It increases the activity of certain types of white blood cells and even kills intracellular pathogens. You commonly hear that by the end of winter, 95% of the population has lower levels of vitamin D than they need. Is it a coincidence that influenza pandemics are the most active during this period? Just think about it. Zinc and selenium, like vitamin C, also contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system and to the defense of cells against oxidative stress, so it can play an absolute role in providing protection against pathogens. Among the probiotics, Lactobacillus acidophilus has been shown to increase the activity of certain types of white blood cells like the killer cells. These cells are an important part of natural immunity and are primarily responsible for protecting against viruses. Garlic is also an old well-known herb, and many of us are aware of its immune-boosting properties and have experienced it. It is mainly known for its anti-bacterial effect so garlic is not accidentally mentioned as a natural antibiotic. Echinacea purpurea is also a very popular herb used primarily to stimulate the immune system. In his book, a professor at the Department of Herbal Medicine at Semmelweis University also praises the beneficial effect of purple leaf flowers on the immune system, especially in respiratory diseases. Experience has shown that the use of echinacea in individuals with colds had a positive effect on both the severity and duration of the symptoms. According to a study published in a pharmaceutical journal giving black elderflower extract to influenza patients, reports showed relief in such patients, followed within 24 hours. Cat’s claws have excellent immune-boosting, supporting and antiviral properties. According to a recent study in China, this can be attributed to the cat’s active desire to actively increase white blood cell counts. Use these active ingredients to preserve your health and protect your immune system! Get them in CaliVita’s immune support packs!