How to Boost Your Immune System During Coronavirus Outbreak
Now that we’re locked in and there’s panic all over the world, it appears that survival now depends on knowing how to boost your immune syatem during coronavirus outbreak.
With the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in full swing throughout the entire the world, a lot of people are understandably very worried.
These are uncertain times, and they have brought many things into focus for us; in particular, what is most important to us in life. Health is probably the primary factor for most of us.
Since viruses are known to overwhelm the immune system, it is now more important than ever to find ways to boost your immune system.
A strong immune system means that you are likely to be able to handle any viral invaders much better, including the new strain of SARS Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing the current pandemic.
There are some very powerful products and protocols out there, and we’re here to present you with a few of those so that you have every chance of staying healthy in times of crisis.
This article will give you insights into best immune boosting and antiviral products around.
The following information applies no matter the climate, so it’s worth learning about for future reference anyway.
First up, let’s take a look at the best products to help boost your immune system.
#1. Boost your immune system with probiotics
The correlation between gut health and immunity is well documented. If you do not have the correct amount of ‘good’ bacteria in the gut, your health will suffer.
Many aspects of modern living can damage the gut bacteria, including excessive use of antibiotics.
In fact, one dose of antibiotics will destroy enough gut flora that it can never be restored to its original state.
However, you can certainly help to replenish it.
When your ‘good bacteria’ levels are low, your immune system will not have these little bacterial allies fighting its corner, which leaves it open to overwhelm from foreign invaders.
You can boost your immune system and help it fight the good fight by replenishing your gut flora (i.e. the ‘good’ bacteria) with probiotic supplements and foods.
However, supplements are not all created equal.
It’s a case of quality over quantity, so do your research or consult a knowledgeable practitioner.
Liquid probiotics are known to be the best, but shelf-stable probiotics have come a long way in recent years.
The most powerful probiotic products will have around 60 billion CFU (colony-forming-units) and prebiotics.
Alternatively, you can easily learn to ferment vegetables such as red cabbage, which over time will develop friendly bacteria that you can eat.
#2. Boost your immune system with antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances that prevent the cellular damage caused by free radicals. They’re also known to slow this process.
Free radicals are the unstable molecules produced by your body in reaction to environmental stresses among others.
Antioxidants are your friends in times of illness, as research has shown that polyphenol antioxidants can suppress viruses.
Polyphenol antioxidants are found naturally in colourful fruits and vegetables, black or green teas, extra virgin olive oil, raw cacao, and all culinary herbs. Curcumin (found in turmeric) is a great example.
You can find antioxidants in foods or supplements.
However, when you want them available at a moment’s notice, it can help to have a supply of the following:
Everybody knows that you can boost your immune system with good old vitamin C.
It really is a saviour!
Lypo-spheric vitamin C is the most powerful on the market because it offers 100% absorbency, whereas other products do not.
However, it can be harder to find and pretty expensive, so you can always opt for the more commonly available (and cheaper) ascorbic acid.
Just be sure to read product reviews and check ingredients list to make sure there are no nasty GMOs involved.
You can take up to a 1000mg at a time and this is even necessary several times per day if you’re unwell.
You can take a plenty of vitamin C and the worst that might happen is loose stools. In the event of that, all you need to do is reduce the amount a little.
Astaxanthin and Alpha-lipoic acid are also powerful antioxidants.
They’re actually more powerful than vitamin C, and so are worth introducing to your armoury!
Killing viruses and bacterial infections
Now that you know how to boost your immune system, let’s take a look at ways you can kill viruses and bacterial infections naturally.
These substances are powerhouses that give any virus a run for its money.
#1. Oil of oregano
Oregano oil is one of the best things to keep in your cupboard.
Researchers concluded that the carvacrol content of oregano is responsible for eliminating viruses, as is outlined in this article.
They also found that oregano oil is more effective than even the carvacrol against respiratory viruses like the flu.
Oregano oil is an antioxidant too, so this alone can boost your immune system.
It’s important to ensure that you buy a product that contains a minimum of 75% carvacrol for best effects.
Please note that you can get this in capsules or oil form, but if you take the oil, it’s incredibly strong and must be diluted with another oil (like coconut oil) before consuming… if you don’t want to burn yourself, that is!
#2. Black seed oil (black cumin seed oil)
Black seed oil (Nigella sativa) is a very powerful antiviral and antibacterial substance.
Recent studies demonstrated that black seed can significantly reduce viral loads as well as virulent strains of Salmonella.
The same goes for other types of bacteria that are able to resist antibiotics.
Black seed oil has even been used in the treatment of HIV in some patients, which is saying something!
Finally, it’s worthy of note to mention that at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, if you do feel ill it’s important to not put others at risk from catching anything (especially those with compromised immune systems, and the elderly), so isolation is wise.
Some of the earliest symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath and feeling of tiredness.
If you feel too ill to manage it yourself, you may need to seek medical assistance. Do this by calling the nearest hospital emergency number first!
As always, take extra hygiene precautions.
Wash your hands regularly, ensure you practise social distancing by avoiding crowded places and maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters between you and the next person.
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