Don't Let Your Guard Down!
Now that we are moving
closer to herd immunity in the USA, things seem to be getting back to the new normal. There is
much information out there but many questions still to be answered. How long will the vaccine
last? Will it protect me from the variants? How long do the antibodies last after having Covid?
Will my immune memory cells protect me after the antibodies are no longer in my system? Will
this be just another flue type pathogen that will be with the world forever on?
One great thing to come from this whole pandemic is the amazing change in the awareness of
one's own health, how to maintain it and how important it is in our day to day life!
Nutrition and feeding our body what it needs, not to just sustain life but to maintain a
healthy immune system to protect it, is so important. I'm proud to see this change in self
care that I have been trying to promote and follow for so many years. My hope is that this
change does not wane in the coming months and years. Don't
Let Your Guard Down!
Maintaining a strong immune system is a day in and day out job. Developing a healthy eating
program and recognizing when you need to supplement, because of not being able to stick with
it, is key.
Getting the essential water soluble vitamins on a daily basis is so important. Water soluble
vitamins are the ones that your body does not store. It uses what it needs and excretes the
rest. The water solubles vitamins are C and all the Bs (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin,
Pantothenate, Pyridoxine, Biotin, Folate, Cobalamin) The other vitamins (A,D, E,K) are fat
soluble and the body can store them and draw from that resource when deficient. When taking
fat soluble vitamin supplements it's best to take with healthy fat foods like nuts, avocado,
egg etc. to help with absorption.
Vitamins and the immune system have been in the news a great deal lately. We will present
what they do and what foods contain them. If you aren't able to eat a healthy diet daily
then you might have to supplement. It's best to get your vitamins from food but if your
schedule or lifestyle make it difficult to do so supplement with Mountain Rescue Nutrients'
organic plant-based non-synthetic multiple vitamins. Only 2% of the vitamins on the market
are plant-based non-synthetic.
Below is a chart of the vitamins and minerals that support the immune system, what they do to
support the immune system and what foods they are in. All of these vitamins are involved
with many other important functions in our bodies but I have listed just their importance to
the immune system :
Supports the immune system by activating white blood cells, production of antibody isotypes
and regulation of the immune response
In What Foods: Organic Orange and yellow fruits and
vegetables, dark leafy greens, beef liver, egg yolks, pistachio nuts, cheese
Vitamin B-6 Pyridoxine
Involved is the production of antibodies, communicative actions between immune system cells
and T-cell activity (important with immune system memory and killing and removing cells
In What Foods: Organic oats, banana, wheatgerm,
chicken, turkey, pork, soy beans, milk, salmon, rice, tuna, peanuts
Vitamin B-9 Folate
Supports immune system T cells and NK (natural killer) cells that attack a virus and kills
and removes cells that have been infected with a virus. These important cells are part of
the memory of your immune system and recognize a pathogen from the past and triggers
production of antibodies to attack the pathogen
In What Foods: Broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach,
cabbage, kale, peas, chickpeas, shellfish, salmon, tuna, asparagus, citrus fruits,
Supports immune response and balance. Is involved with the production of Nucleic acid
supporting immune system communication
In What Foods: Red meat, fish, chicken, turkey,
mushrooms, green and purple laver algae. Shiitake mushrooms are the source of MrNutrients'
by increasing immune activity such as phagocytosis (phagocyte cells engulf antigens),
lymphocyte proliferation (lymphocyte are white blood cells including B cells, T cells and NK
cells, that attack pathogens) and supporting chemotaxis (the movement of the correct
(immune) cells to the right place, at the right time)
In What Foods: Chili Peppers, Guavas, Sweet Yellow
Peppers, Thyme, Parsley, Kale, Kiwis, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Papaya, Strawberries,
citrus fruit. MrNutrients uses Amla berry concentrate
Helps activate immune response to pathogens that enter the body. It supports the innate and
more importantly the adaptive immune system. The adaptive kicks in to help an overwhelmed
innate immune system destroy pathogens (viruses,bacteria). The adaptive immune system has a
memory and activates the cells needed to fight a recurring virus
In What Foods: The Sun, Salmon, Mackerel, sardines,
cod liver oil and shiitake mushrooms (Shiitake mushrooms are MrNutrients' source of vitamin
D and B-12
There are many vitamins that help the immune system but these have been mentioned frequently
during the COVID. It is so important to maintain your health and support your immune system
everyday. Healthy diet, exercise, plenty of water and supplementation with a good
non-synthetic multiple vitamin are all crucial to the maintenance of your immune system and
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