Article: What vitamins to strengthen your immune system?
What vitamins to strengthen your immune system?
Our body, or more precisely our immune system, is extremely dependent on our overall health, that is to say on the state of our physiological defenses, which will itself be mainly responsible for our well-being. But, did you know that certain vitamins have properties that act directly on our immune system, on its maintenance, its strengthening, or even its optimization?
Our immune system functions as a sort of large self-defense, surveillance and control system of our body and our organism against the attacks it must face on a daily basis.
It is made up of a complex and extensive network of various regulatory organs or which can serve as “alerts” in order to prevent a malfunction, a deficiency or even an attack by pathogens.
The most important and influential are the lymphatic system, the thymus, the bone marrow, the spleen, the intestines, the skin, the mucous membranes, the immune cells, etc. All these agents of the body fight daily against bacteria, microbes , viruses, parasites, infections, viral (or other) diseases, etc.
Certain factors are responsible for the weakening of our immune system, as well as the worsening of this loss of protection. We mainly note the different forms of stress, lack of activities, professional overwork, lack of sleep, nutritional deficiencies as well as dehydration, alcohol consumption, smoking, excess sugars, etc.
It is therefore essential to maintain your immune system at a sufficient level in order to be able to cope with all these external attacks. A healthy diet already allows, thanks to these vitamins and nutrients, to stock up on trace elements, to strengthen, or even boost our defense system and our immunity.
The main vitamins and minerals and their powers
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin which mainly contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin and mucous membranes, as well as to the reinforcement of the anatomical barriers of the non-specific immune system. It is found in particular in dairy products, as well as fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin D, often nicknamed "the sunshine vitamin", helps with cell division in the body, as well as helping with the activation and reaction of white blood cells. It is found in particular in fish, avocado, mushrooms, etc.
Vitamin C is a vitamin that is involved in many processes in the body to contribute to its normal functioning. It has a major role in the recovery of the body after intense or prolonged physical effort. It is found in particular in fruits and vegetables, particularly in potatoes.
Vitamin B is a vitamin that regulates specific immune defenses. More specifically, vitamin B6 helps strengthen the immune system, vitamin B9 (folic acid) and vitamin B12 contribute strongly to normal blood production. They are found in particular in dairy products, meat, fish, as well as products of animal origin.
Iron is a component of many enzymes and protein complexes that contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system. It particularly helps in the reduction of active macrophages and antibodies in the body. It is found in particular in cereals, nuts, meat, and even in certain vegetables.
Copper is a trace element that contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system. Indeed, it plays a role in the cell-mediated immune response. It is found in particular in shellfish, legumes, whole grains, nuts, cocoa, etc.
Selenium is a trace element that contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system. In fact, it produces and stimulates the production of antibodies. It is found in particular in meat, fish, dried vegetables, nuts, etc.
Zinc is a mineral that helps regulate metabolic processes in the body, as well as the immune response. It is mainly found in meat, eggs, dairy products, whole grain products, nuts, oilseeds, etc.
Many food supplements today are composed of an alloy of several natural remedies, vitamins, strains of microorganisms and probiotics in order to strengthen the immune system. Treatments are often offered at the start of winter, in order to guarantee a sufficient rate for physiological balance as well as lifestyle. These remedies which act directly on our microbiota are generally in the form of capsules.
Délicure offers in its range a perfectly indicated supplement to strengthen the body's immunity: the “Immunity” cure . This is a supplement which, like all the other ranges of the brand, is: made in France , gluten-free, 100% vegan, with delicious natural flavors, not tested on animals, and packaged in recyclable packaging! “Immunity” gummies are composed of an alloy of zinc, manganese, copper, vitamin C, and goji berry juice.