5 Supplements To Support Your Immune System

5 Supplements To Support Your Immune System

Can supplements really support your immune health? The answer is yes, if you choose the right ones.

The children are back to school, the autumn weather is most certainly here and increasing numbers of us are falling prey to ‘the worst cold ever‘. Never has it been more important to support our immune health. One way that you can protect yourself by optimising your levels of immune-essential nutrients, needed for helping your body defend itself against infection.

Here are five supplements that will help support your immune system.

VITAMIN C

Probably the most well known immune system nutrient. Vitamin C supports cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. It is essential for healthy immunity and there have even been cases where vitamin C has been used by hospitals to help treat coronavirus. (That said, you should always take advice from your medical practitioner if you are unwell). As well as oranges, many other fruits and vegetables provide vitamin C. Peppers, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, tomatoes and berries are all good sources. Aim to include them in your diet regularly.

Supplement it: YourZooki’s Liposomal Vitamin C.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is an essential immune nutrient. It acts to regulate inflammation and increase macrophage (a white blood cell) function. However, it is also one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in Britain. Sunlight is our primary source of vitamin D so getting out in the daylight is important, however, this alone is often not enough. The government advises that we all supplement vitamin D during autumn and winter months, as well as during lockdown. Evidence suggests vitamin D supplementation may prevent upper respiratory infections so it’s worth taking a daily dose..

Supplement it: Try BetterYou’s range of vitamin D spray supplements.

Read more: Why Vitamin D Is More Important Than Ever Right Now

ZINC

Zinc is known to play an essential role in the immune system people who are deficient have an increased susceptibility to a variety of infections. This mineral is required to heal wounds and fight infections so aim to get the recommended minimum of 15mg per day. Up your intake with zinc rich foods including organic red meat, fish, organic eggs, beans and nuts.

Supplement it: Viridian’s Balanced Zinc Complex.

BENEFICIAL BACTERIA

An estimated 70-80% of our body’s immune system is in the gut in the form of beneficial probiotic bacteria. You can find probiotics in fermented soya products such as miso and tempeh. Try adding Clearsprings Brown Rice Miso to soups, stews, bean dishes and sauces to enhance flavour and give your gut a beneficial bacteria boost.

Supplement it: Symprove.

UNBEELIEVABLE HEALTH

My go-to supplement if I feel as though I am coming down with something is UnBEElievable Health Bee Prepared Max Strength. It contains therapeutic levels of immune-supporting ingredients. The formulation includes bee propolis, black elderberry, olive leaf, beta glucans and other natural ingredients not normally found in our diet.

Recommended supplements can be purchased from the Natural Dispensary using our discount code PEARSON10. If you feel as though you could do with some additional support in optimising your immune health, or your general health and wellbeing, please do get in touch.



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

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NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.