The immune system is a complex mechanism operating on many levels, each unique in its function, nutritional needs and requirements.
Vitamin supplements have a place in our diet, playing a vital role.
A vitamin-rich diet will ensure a robust immune system and good overall health.
This post will give you a better understanding of what vitamins and mineral supplements are.
I will also clarify why they play such an essential role in ensuring your immune system work effectively and efficiently.
To Achieve Peak Performance, Your Immune System Needs at Least 30 Different Vitamins and Minerals.
With all the hard work your immune system does, it can sometimes take its toll.
If your immune system is not given the right amounts of vitamins, minerals and nutrients through diet or supplements, it will become weakened.
Once compromised, you become more susceptible to infection. You will also have difficulty fighting and recovering from illness and disease.
Supporting & Regulating the Processes of Old Age
Your immune system also controls and regulates the processes of ageing.
Ensuring you maintain the correct balance of vitamin and minerals is vital if you desire to attain and sustain vitality and longevity.
Stay hydrated at all times; make sure you engage in some form of exercise and take everything in moderation, food, alcohol, sex.
If you smoke, you must stop or cut down drastically; if you can’t or find it difficult, start by taking small steps.
Get lots of fresh air, get outside; these lockdowns are lethal.
People are much more susceptible to mental health issues now more than ever before. 2020 was a nightmare.
In 2021 you will have a significantly better chance of keeping your body and mind save from illness and disease by taking proper care of your immune system.
What Are Vitamin & Minerals?
Vitamins and minerals are called micro-nutrients because of the tiny quantities your body needs.
However, to perform at its peak, your immune system needs the assistance of over 30 vitamins and minerals to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
The problem is, the body by itself is unable to manufacture many of them by itself naturally.
The vitamins it can produce are usually in insufficient amounts, making its primary goal impossible to achieve.
No matter how minute, if you are not getting the dosage right, it can cause problems.
Quite serious ones, too, in many cases.
It may be difficult for people to naturally source sunshine to assist with the body’s natural production of vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 is needed to support many of the immune system’s primary functions.
You may also find yourself unable to access particular vitamin-rich foods due to time of year, country, region or climate.
Having the right balance of vitamins and minerals is essential for good immune system health.
Vitamin and minerals work together, very much like the immune system itself.
They help sustain and support all the major systems and organs in our body, including the brain.
Should I Include Vitamin Supplements in My Diet?
Vitamin supplements most definitely have a place on the menu and in our diet.
They play a vital role in ensuring we have access to all the vitamins and minerals we need to achieve a robust immune system and overall good health.
Over the counter, supplements are a great way to fill the gap.
In countries where sunlight or food source is not readily available supplements play a vital role.
A combination of both food and supplements will ensure you are providing your immune system with all the nutrients it needs.
Be mindful that the correct balance of vitamins and minerals you take is crucial and requires serious consideration.
As the old saying goes,
“too much of a good thing can be a bad thing”,
The statement above is ancient but also very accurate in this particular case.
Overdoing vitamin and minerals can do you much more harm than good.
Please do your due diligence to find out what vitamins and minerals you may or may not be lacking.
Should I Consult My Doctor Before Taking Vitamin Supplements?
You can obtain supplements without a prescription from any pharmacy or general store.
Because of this, I would strongly recommend you do your research, seeking advice where and when needed.
If you have any underlying health conditions taking any prescribed medication, you must seek advice from your doctor or health worker.
Some supplements can cause severe side effects if not taken in the correct dosage.
So again, please always seek medical advice.
Feel free to leave any advice, thoughts or comments; they are always encouraged and always very much appreciated.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong
*Please note the information contained in this post is intended for general information and not used as a substitute for healthcare professionals’ expertise and judgment.