Here at GLW, we are all about sharing our knowledge on everything health and wellness. There are so many powerful and amazing supplements, vitamins and foods that are beneficial for your health (we share food Facts and supplement spotlights every week on GLW!) With the season changing, we wanted to highlight the top supplements and herbs to boost your immune system.
Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs worldwide. It’s best known as an over-the-counter herbal remedy for the common cold or flu. However, it’s also used to treat pain, inflammation, migraines and other health issues.
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Known to help prolong life, astragalus is one of the most powerful adaptogens in the world. It has been used as a natural remedy in traditional medicine across the globe for thousands of years and still used today in treating a multitude of diseases and health issues.
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You’ve probably heard us reference Vitamin C so many times (we love a good KG lemon water moment), but we never did a deep dive into the health benefits of it. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits.
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There is a reason being in the sunshine instantly makes us feel amazing, for the most part people will say they are happier, have more energy, less skin issues during a beach vacation or in the summer. This has a lot to do with the elevated levels of Vitamin D we are getting. Stats show that about 90% of North Americans are Vitamin D deficient and that’s an issue because Vitamin D is vital to good health.
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Zinc, an essential mineral and metal that we need to stay healthy, significantly impacts our immunity by helping our bodies combat bacteria and viruses like the common cold. Although this is one of zinc’s biggest claims to fame, it’s definitely not the only one.
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N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the supplement form of the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is found in high-protein foods like chicken, yogurt, spinach and sunflower seeds and can be created by our bodies using other amino acids. While there is no daily recommended dosage, adding NAC to your diet can be very advantageous due to the many health benefits associated with higher doses of this semi-essential amino acid.
Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil, often known as black cumin, black caraway, black sesame, onion seed and roman coriander, is actually something called nigella sativa oil and is a one stop remedy for everything. It comes in liquid or capsule form and I take a tablespoon daily.
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It is important to remember that a diet low in processed foods and chemicals that is filled with fruits, vegetables, plant proteins and organic fish and meat is KEY to staying and feeling healthy. Staying active, regular movement, sunlight and lowering stress is also essential to your overall physical and mental health.
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