3 Ways to Support Your Immune System

As we begin to exit COVID-19 restrictions and we start to get back to our normal way of living it’ll be important to continue to safeguard our health. It’s great that there’ll be no more bumping elbows, we’ll be shaking hands, virtual hugs and kisses will be a thing of the past and replaced with the real thing.

However, we need to be aware that there will still be germs passing from person to person. While we’ve been incubating, the likelihood is that our immune systems have been suppressed and so, more than ever, we need to protect ourselves while living our daily lives. For that reason, it’s important to give our bodies the best chance of fighting off illnesses through maintaining a healthy lifestyle and looking after ourselves as best we can. Thankfully, there are several simple ways you can achieve this.

How to support your immune system

It is important to know that there are simple actions you can take to boost your immune system. These steps will give your body the best chance of defence.

  1. Ensure you have sufficient vitamin D

Vitamin D has been recognised as contributing to normal functioning of the immune system and a deficiency may restrict the body’s ability to fight off infections. Vitamin D is required to produce the antimicrobial proteins that kill viruses and bacteria. A recent analysis published in the British Medical Journal demonstrates the overall protective effect of vitamin D supplementation against acute respiratory tract infections.

If you don’t have adequate vitamin D circulating, you are less effective at producing these proteins and more susceptible to infection,” states Dr. Adit Ginde, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and lead author. “These proteins are particularly active in the respiratory tract.” 

  1. Lower your stress

There are clear links between increases in chronic stress and detrimental changes to the immune system. This impact on the immune system is often exacerbated by advancing age, physical illness or vulnerability.  Everyday concerns such as work, children and mortgages can be multiplied by other stresses caused by wider concerns around coronavirus and its impact on us as individuals and the economy. 

Minimising your level of stress is a key component to giving your immune system the best chance of fighting infection. Stress-busting activities, such as exercise, meditation and yoga can help to reduce stress. Anti-stress (anxiolytic) supplements should also help.

  1. Get more sleep

A healthy immune system can fight off infection. A sleep-deprived immune system doesn’t work as well. A recent study in 164 volunteers exposed to the cold virus showed short sleepers — those who regularly slept less than six hours a night — were 4.2 times more likely to catch the cold compared with those who got more than seven hours of sleep. The risk of infection was even higher when a person slept less than five hours a night.

Improving your sleep habits is a good way to strengthen your immune system. A good target is six to seven hours sleep a night. Supplements that improve sleep may prove useful and it’s recommended that you develop a regular night-time routine such as avoiding screens, night-eating and exercise before bed.

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  • Vitamin D - 200% Recommended Daily Allowance/ Nutrient Reference Value for the immune system
  • Vitamin E - 100% Recommended Daily Allowance/ Nutrient Reference Value to contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • 10mg CBD Gelpell (equivalent to 35mg CBD oil) for the additional health and wellness benefits

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Satipharm’s Advanced CBD capsules contain small beads of CBD. These beads are then placed in gastro-resistant capsules which protect the CBD from being attacked by acid in the stomach. After passing through the stomach, the beads disperse throughout the intestine, where they are effectively absorbed by the body into both the blood stream and the lymphatic system. Through published clinical trials, Satipharm has proven that its Advanced CBD capsules have a high bioavailability making them 3.5 times more effective than bottled CBD oils.

Why choose Satipharm Advanced CBD Capsules? 

Satipharm Advanced CBD capsules have been clinically proven to improve the body’s bioavailability of CBD and other cannabinoids. They are easy to take and contain a consistent and precise dose of CBD. Unlike taking bottled CBD oil, you can be confident you are taking the same dose every time. 

  • Satipharm Advanced CBD capsules protect the CBD and other cannabinoids from the damaging effects of heat, light and oxidation
  • They contain full spectrum hemp extract including terpenes and flavonoids
  • Each capsule delivers a precise dose of CBD
  • They can be stored at room temperature
  • They are made in Switzerland in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

CBD study can be found here

Vitamin D analysis can be found here

WHO information can be found here

Original NYT article can be found here