Your immune system is your first line of defense against infection and disease. If your immune system is operating as it should, you’ll be better equipped to deal with the challenges your body faces. For instance, did you know that we face 60,000 germs on a daily basis? Fortunately for us, only 1-2% are potentially harmful. Our immune system is constantly sorting through this information and preparing the body to respond. We can help it do its thing by keeping it adequately powered through good nutritional intakes of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Your immune system needs more support when it’s working hard. Vitamin C is well documented in its ability to protect the body from free radicals. The active form of vitamin D3 is thought to play a central role in protection against respiratory virus infections. But underdog zinc is perhaps the most important due to how common zinc deficiency is (almost 1 in 4) , and its essential role as a stimulant of antiviral immunity.
You can’t feel your best when your body is inflamed. We pack our drinks with over 300mg of dietary plants to aid absorption and to provide the body with rich sources of antioxidants. Did you know chamomile and ginger are some of the most powerful sources of antioxidants? But it’s vitamin C that really steals the show with its ability to donate a hydrogen atom, and form a relatively stable ascorbyl-free radical. To prevent oxidative damage, we need lots of antioxidants to remove these pesky oxygen-centred radicals!
Have you met many people with colds who are in a great mood? Probably not, and there’s a reason for that. When our immune system is under threat, so is our mood. Vitamin C really is a powerhouse; famous its energising effect, it’s great for relieving tiredness and fatigue naturally. Vitamin D deficiency has long been linked to depression, with some clinical studies even showing moderate improvement in depression with supplementation of the sunshine vitamin.
Over 80% of your immune system resides in your gut, so good immune health and good gut health are inherently connected. Vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols and citric acid found in our drinks are there to support digestion. But let’s not forget zinc! This mineral is critical for a healthy gut, and a deficiency can lead to various gastrointestinal disorders.