How to Build Your Immune System Before Fall
As we approach the end of another event-filled summer (where did the time go?)... the fall season is nearly upon us and with it comes a new crop of seasonal allergies and the prospect of cold and flu for many. So how does one strengthen the immune system in anticipation of the upcoming seasonal shift?
Gratefully there are variety of actions people can take to keep their immune response in appropriate balance. While experts vary in terms of what they suggest, here are four sensible recommendations that most all agree upon:
1) Get plenty of sleep. When we are sleep deprived, one of the first things that tends to suffer is our immune system. Eight hours of sleep is preferable and less than six hours of uninterrupted sleep time can start to erode your body's ability to defend itself. (This kat highly recommends day naps as a nice way to catch up, following those nights when you didn't quite get enough time with the mattress.)
2) Eat Plenty of Fresh Vegetables and Fruit. As Dr. Rodier stated in his 4-part web radio series on the primary causes of disease, the body's first line of defense is a proper diet. Fruit and vegetables (especially greens) contain many of the natural vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients our bodies need on a daily basis to stay healthy.
3) Engage in regular exercise. Walking, stretching, running, strength training, yoga... there's an abundance of choices (and we felines typically engage in all of them during the course of a day). So choose the ones that work best for you and then "do it" to quote the famous shoe commercial. Regular exercise, at the proper level, not only strengthens muscles, creates flexibility, increases circulation, and improves moods and sleep, it is a vital process that can reduce stress and help the body rid itself of toxins.
4) Get plenty of antioxidants. Unfortunately, our modern diets often leave us lacking in some of the vital aids that can support our well-being. Supplemental supplies of vitamins D, B6, A, E, and C are all important immune boosters that can help your body fight off the bad guys and keep your defense system in a healthy state of balance.
So there you have it, fair members... four easy steps to keep you healthy and enjoying the beautiful fall weather that's just around the corner. And, thanks to their good hearts and this kat's stealthy influence,the Co-op team has created some ideal specials this week to support your healthy endeavors.
Beta Glucan — Powerful Immune Modulator — Now 15% Off
When it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system, there's one powerhouse supplement that you will want to give some serious consideration. Beta Glucan offers stellar immune support by helping facilitate phagocytosis, or your body's ability to engulf, or ‘swallow,’ foreign cells and particles. Pretty cool, eh?
Our Health Co-op uses an insoluble yeast-based source for our Beta Glucan, in contrast to soluble sources such as oat, barley or mushroom. In layman’s terms, insolubility means our Beta Glucan is able to pass through your stomach and small intestine and into your lymphatic system via the machophages. Once in your lymphatic system, beta glucan is taken up by other immune cells that start releasing cytokines and jump-starting your immune system. In other words, yeast-based beta glucan doesn’t get absorbed along the way, which means it’s fully potent and ready to fight the good fight for you when and where it’s needed most.
And, to make this powerful immune modulator even better, we're offering, Beta Glucan at 15% off through Sunday, August 21st (that's a savings of $3.30 per bottle!).
Note: No coupon needed for this special. Simply add Beta Glucan to your cart for instant savings!
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15% Off Two Powerful Immune-Booting Supplements!
Want to ensure that you're getting enough antioxidants in your diet? There's no better time than now to stock up on some of the key defense tools in the Co-op's arsenal of powerful immune allies.
On special this week through Sunday, August 21st are two member favorites that are great to have on-hand for any season.
According to studies performed at the University of Copenhagen by Scientists from the Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system - T cells - will not be able to react to and fight off serious, life-threatening infections in the body.
If that's not reason enough to consider supplementing your intake of vitamin D, perhaps $1 Off the Co-op's already low price for a bottle of 120, 1,000 IU capsules will do the trick.
Or, if you happen to be a fan of packing a host of antioxidants into one powerful tablet, then Sam's Advanced Antioxidant, Plus D3 maybe the solution for you. Loaded with Vitamins A, C, E, and, of couse, D, as well as Selenium, Zinc, Echinacea, and White Willow Bark, this powerhouse supplement gets rave reviews from our members who use it. Now on special for $1 Off, it's the perfect time to stock up.
To take advantage the $1 Off Special on these two great immune boosters, simply add them to your cart and then, upon check out, apply the coupon code:
Offer good through August 21st as long as the supply lasts!
If your friends and family care about supplement quality and love a good deal, they will certainly thank you!
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That's all for now, fair members.
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