Boosting our immunity is more important than ever. With rumours circulating about a second wave, and another lockdown on the horizon, it looks increasingly likely that Covid-19 is picking up again. So what can you do to boost your coronavirus immunity?
There are a few things you can do to optimise your health and wellbeing during these precarious times. Taking the right vitamins and supplements is one way of keeping yourself protected, and so are eating immunity supporting foods and getting adequate sleep (sleep deprivation has been shown to decrease production of immuno-protective cytokines).
At LYMA, we use cutting-edge state of the art technology and science to stay ahead of the curve and we are proud to be the best immune health supporting supplement available. LYMA is the market-leader when it comes to fighting infection, reducing inflammation, and keeping you well. Supplementing with LYMA couldn’t be easier, and it might just make all the difference in the face of a second wave.
Here are three things that you can do to boost your immunity, each of which may be augmented by supplementing with the LYMA formula:
1. Increase your intake of beta-glucans
What are beta glucans? Beta-glucans are glucose polysaccharides that live inside the cell walls of all bacteria, yeasts, algae, plants, and cereals. They are a form of soluble dietary fibre that improve gut function and are often prescribed to boost immunity.
So which beta glucan containing foods should you be eating if you want to enhance and boost your immunity?
Oats, rye, barley and other whole grains all contain a large helping of beta-glucans. So too do algae and seaweed (either eaten in their raw form, or extracted, processed and added to supplements or used to fortify other foods).
Mushrooms are another great beta-glucan source; reishi, shiitake, and maitake varieties in particular. These mushrooms are recognised for their immune system regulating properties. Scientists are mostly in agreement that the immune-boosting potential of these particular mushrooms is down to the high levels of polysaccharides that can be found in reishi, shiitake, and maitake mushrooms.
And then there are bakers’ yeasts. These are an easy way to incorporate beta-glucans into your diet as bakers’ yeasts can be found in bread products. Bread isn’t the healthiest food though, so you wouldn’t want to rely on it as your source of immune-boosting goodness. Luckily, bakers’ yeasts can also be consumed in supplement form.
Wellmune™ is one of nine peer-reviewed ingredients in the LYMA formula. It is a yeast-derived beta glucan that has been purified, making it a great way to reap the immune-boosting benefits associated with baker’s yeasts if you are gluten intolerant, sensitive to wheat, or simply don’t wish to over-consume bread products. The highly specialized 1,3 1,6 beta glucan is clinically proven to boost our innate, rapid fire immune system, priming white blood cells' neutrophils and macrophages to engage with foreign pathogens. Wellmune® has been shown to be the fastest-acting and most effective beta glucan supplement on the market at fighting off infection and keeping your immune system firing. Wellmune™ is also the only yeast beta glucan on the market that is supported by over a dozen published, peer-reviewed clinical studies.
2. Up your vitamin D3 (And vitamin K2) intake
Unbeknownst to many, calcium plays a central role in the activation of immunity cells in the body. The mineral - best known for its role in tooth and bone formation - is responsible for maintaining communication between immune cells in the body and regulating the force with which they operate: it is calcium’s job to ensure that your immune system’s level of response is appropriate and proportional to the level of threat posed, meaning that it plays a key role in the prevention of autoimmune disease.
Adequate supply of both vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 is the only way to successfully metabolise calcium to ensure that it successfully reaches your white blood cells, priming them to fend off any invaders.
Because vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 are interdependent and work together to promote calcium absorption and distribution, and to maintain desirable levels of calcium in the blood, and because they cannot work independently to boost your immune system, LYMA has been formulated to contain highly bioavailable strains of both vitamins.
K2 VITAL® DELTA is the world’s most bioavailable form of vitamin K2 and is formulated at a clinical dose of 75µg in LYMA. K2 VITAL® DELTA is combined with Vita-Algae D3™ at a clinical dose of 2,000 i.u. Which is more than three times more potent than the average 600 i.u. supplied by generic supplements. Both ingredients are fully patented and have been subject to clinical trials to confirm their efficacy and effectiveness in augmenting human immune response.
3. Take action to reduce inflammation
High levels of inflammation invariably equate to compromised immunity. The higher the number of inflammatory markers in a person's blood, the higher their susceptibility to infection. Avoiding low-grade chronic inflammation is key to maintaining a healthy and efficient immune system.
How do you know if you’re suffering from inflammation? If you feel fatigued, stressed, suffer from skin problems or allergies, gain weight easily (and have trouble losing it), have trouble sleeping, experience unexplained hair loss, or are constantly falling prey to coughs and colds, you may well be inflamed.
A person suffering from high inflammation will be much more prone to illness, injury and infection than a person who’s blood is balanced. But LYMA offers a three-pronged solution to inflammation, priming the body to fight infection and keep illness at bay:
Lycored Lycopene™, HydroCurc™ and KSM-66 Ashwagandha® are the holy trinity of anti-inflammatories, and have all been technologically enhanced to offer incomparable anti-inflammatory benefits to support your health.
The curcumin in HydroCurc™ is 250% more bioavailable than that in turmeric, KSM-66 Ashwagandha® is a powerful adaptogen with anti-inflammatory properties that has been touted for its immune-boosting properties for over 3000 years, and Lycored Lycopene™ has been shown to suppress inflammation and reduce build up of oxidative stress in the body.
Supplementing with all three in combination has been shown to significantly reduce inflammatory markers in the blood, and studies suggest that a clinical daily dose of each may help to protect against illness ranging from the common cold to cancer, via coronavirus.
Certain breathing techniques, such as The Wim Hof Method, may also help to keep inflammation under control.
World-leading nutritional scientists have repeatedly hailed LYMA as the most reliable way to boost your immune system and prevent disease. LYMA is the ultimate blend of science and nature and we are clinically backed and in a league of our own when compared with other supplements on the market. As for Covid-19 and the potential for a second wave, we have put together an in-depth guide to the supplements you should be taking to protect yourself, which we hope will help empower you to stay well.