As lockdowns ease around the world the reality of another wave of coronavirus is becoming more and more likely, and ensuring that you’re taking the right vitamins and supplements to protect your health is paramount.
By boosting your own immune system you are protecting not only yourself but also those around you. As we have seen from the first wave, we all have a responsibility to keep one another safe. As well as adhering to the latest government guidelines and your own common sense, you can also strengthen your immune system to reduce the likelihood of contracting Covid-19.
Here we outline the best vitamins and supplements that you should be taking to support and boost your immune system and explain how LYMA can help to protect you and those you love:
1. Vitamins D3 and K2 in combination
Vitamin D3 is referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ and is thought to be the greatest deficiency in the northern hemisphere. The body metabolises vitamin D3 to promote calcium, which plays a fundamental role in the activation of immunity cells in the body.
In order for the body to effectively metabolise calcium and to ensure that it ends up reaching the cells that need it most, adequate intake of both vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 is essential . These two vitamins work together to promote calcium absorption and to maintain desirable levels of calcium in the blood. LYMA contains both vitamin D3 in the form of Vita-Algae D3™, and vitamin K2 in the form of K2 Vital™, at proven levels.
When supplementing with LYMA you’re guaranteed to be obtaining the highest quality of these vitamins, and in the perfect balance, and you can feel confident that you’re supporting your immune system from within.
Vita-Algae D3™ is formulated at an optimised and clinically proven dose of 2,000 i.u. in LYMA, as opposed to the 600 i.u. that is formulated in most generic supplements. K2 VITAL® is the world’s most bioavailable form of vitamin K2 and is formulated at a clinical dose of 75µg in LYMA.
Wellmune® is a highly specialised 1,3 1,6 beta glucan that has been clinically proven to boost rapid fire immunity by encouraging white blood cells neutrophils and macrophages to engage with invading illness, virus and disease, and by instructing the body’s T-cells to wage war on foreign pathogens.
Beta glucans are completely naturally occurring and can be found in a whole host of commonly-consumed foods such as cereals, grains, oats, barley and wheat . They are also present in seaweed, algae, and some types of medicinal mushrooms. However, peer-reviewed studies have confirmed Wellmune® as being the most effective beta glucan for augmenting your body’s natural immune response .
Despite being extracted from the cell walls of baker's yeast, Wellmune® has been purified, rendering it gluten-free and devoid of allergens. Wellmune® is natural, safe to take every day, and - like the rest of the ingredients in LYMA - has no known side-effects.
Unlike other yeast beta glucans, Wellmune® is supported by over a dozen published, peer-reviewed clinical studies. Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Director of Category Management Twinlab Corp. describes Wellmune® thus: “hero ingredient, given its deep portfolio of peer-reviewed, published human clinical research demonstrating efficacy for everyday immune support and upper respiratory health.”
Wellmune® has been formulated at 250mg in LYMA; the recommended daily dose as concluded by numerous clinical trials.
Wellmune® has proven consistent in peer-reviewed studies for its ability to support key immune responses in the body, and although beta glucans are a relatively common form of supplementation for immunity, and are readily available on the market, it has been shown time and again that nothing comes close to Wellmune®.
Finally, Wellmune® has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and to be potent in the fight against free radicals that accumulate as a result of constant, low-level, oxidative stress. If left unchecked, these free radicals can increase susceptibility and vulnerability to illness and disease. Supplementing with Wellmune® every day can help to keep you fighting fit.
Keeping inflammation levels under control is fundamental to maintaining a well-functioning immune system. LYMA’s formula contains HydroCurc®, the most effective and bioavailable form of curcumin on the market, at a daily dose of 250mg.
Inflammation builds up, as discussed, as a result of stress and consequent cortisol build-up in the body’s cells. Once a person becomes stressed to the point that their immune cells begin to become less sensitive to cortisol levels in the blood, they become less able to regulate their inflammatory response and chronic inflammation can be the result. Chronic inflammation is a dangerous condition that can lead to all manner of ailments including low mood, reduced brain-health, fatigue and trouble recovering after exercise. Most relevant to us today, though, is that chronic inflammation dramatically impacts the immune system’s ability to ward off virus, infection and disease.
HydroCurc®, as formulated in LYMA with the bioavailability-boost afforded by combining it with LipiSperse®’s cold-water dispensation technology, has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation in the body, and ergo to boost immune response and overall wellbeing.
4. KSM-66 Ashwagandha®
Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen that has the ability to enhance the body's resilience to stress. As discussed, diminished stress equates to reduced cortisol levels, leading to fewer instances of inflammation and thus improved immunity.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha® has been formulated in LYMA to improve the body's defense against disease by improving cell-mediated immunity and, furthermore, to release antioxidants into the bloodstream that can help protect against free radical related cellular damage.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha® is the most extensively studied strain of the root extract available on the market. It is both superior in its bioavailability compared with other adaptogens on the market, and retains all of its natural constituents in their original balance.
LYMA has been formulated specifically with your improved immunity in mind; our capsules contain everything you need to boost your immune response and keep your defenses strong in case of a second wave. The sooner you start supplementing, the better. We are here to provide you and your immune system with the support you need to feel your absolute best, starting today.
Originally published Sep 4, 2020.