The trigger word of the year that we have heard over and over again: Immunity.
It’s the word health professionals have put so much emphasis on yet immunity still feels like such a vague concept; either you have it or you don’t.
So what is immunity? How is immunity affected? And what steps can we take to ensuring our immunity is boosted? In this blog, we will answer all of your questions regarding immunity and how to keep it boosted so you can ward off viruses!
What is the Immune System?
The immune system is hard to pinpoint because it is a “system” within other systems in the body.
The main components of the immune system are: white blood cells and antibodies, with the complementing system consisting of the lymphatic system, spleen, thymus, and bone marrow.
The immune system plays a vital role in protecting the body against pathogens, and in order for the immune system to be functioning optimally, it must have balance and harmony of these systems.
How Is Your Immunity Affected?
When your immunity is “lowered,” it means that your body is experiencing inflammation and therefore is weakened from a number of different things including, but not limited to:
- Inflammatory foods
- Poor sleep
- Stress & Anxiety
- Environmental toxins
- Poor lifestyle habits
- Inadequate exercise
- Low vitamin D
When you aren’t firing at all cylinders, your body loses the ability to make the infection-protection cells, called antibodies, that keep sickness at bay. Not to mention, only during sleep does your body release certain proteins, called cytokines, that help build the immune system.
By now you’re probably begging the question, “How do I boost my immune system?”
Glad you asked! Let’s dissect.
9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System
While sometimes sickness can seem inevitable, there are many beneficial lifestyle habits you can implement to boost your defenses and ward off viruses that may be making their rounds.
Some pro tips to a strengthened immune system include:
- Get 6+ hours of sleep each night
- Eat a whole foods diet
- Add prebiotics & probiotics to your diet
- Lose weight
- Limit sugar
- Get out in the sun
- Try vitamin injections
- Drink plenty of water
- Sweat everyday
Though these steps may feel small, they make a world of a difference when it comes to finding harmony in all of the systems of your body. When you welcome mental and physical health with your routines, your immunity becomes ironclad.
An Extra Boost With Vitamin Injections
Sometimes the basic lifestyle interventions aren’t enough to fully regain your immunity, especially if you have deficiencies of vitamins or minerals in your body. When your body is constantly at a deficit, it can’t do the healing it needs to and it’s time to consider vitamin injections as a viable option for regaining your strong immune function.
Rejuvenate Your Immune Function
If you have been searching for solutions to boost your immunity, look no further than AgeRejuvenation. It’s our job to get to the root cause of your health troubles and address them head-on. One of the ways we can kickstart your healing process is through the power of stem cell treatments. Using our stem cell protocol can ensure the continuous renewal of blood cells and contribute to the immune response triggered by an infection. Peptide Therapy can also be a great way to boost immunity including many benefits from using Thymosin Alpha-1 peptides.
We offer a wide range of additional immune-boosting treatments such as IV therapies, peptide therapies, and weight loss protocols that will set you up for mental and physical success.
Reach out to us and book a free consultation!