You know you are going to be out in the elements this winter, taking your workout to the trails, slopes and road. You are also coming up on cold and flu season and lots of those nasty bugs are starting to circulate. Make sure you don’t get sidelined from your outdoor workouts with a bite of a bug…you beat it first!
We have come up with some of the top supplements and tips that you can take to beat the bugs this season and stay in top form…but first let’s focus on the most important and effective way to beat colds and flu. Build up and protect your immune system. It is already working hard for you fighting off viruses even as you are reading this. The state of your immune system is the biggest indicator of whether or not you will get sick this season, NOT a flu vaccine. Your most important immune system strengtheners before any supplements:
- Healthy eating
- Be well rested
- Get plenty of exercise
Consider the following supplements icing on the cake:
- Vitamin D: If you have to pick just one, this powerhouse makes the biggest difference in your immune system. It promotes the all-important CD8 T cells that protect you from the flu viruses. Vitamin D also produces 200 to 300 different antimicrobial peptides in your body that kill bacteria, viruses and fungi.
- Vitamin B12: Whether you take it by injection or orally, higher levels of B12 in the body has shown to increase antibody production in the immune system.
V B12 has also been credited with assisting the body’s reaction to stress and is used by every cell in the body for healthy functioning. Don’t skip on your B12’s!
- Natural Immune Boosters such as oil of oregano and garlic, provide valuable protection against a long list of bacteria and viruses which are constantly invading your body. These natural antibiotics do not lead to antibiotic resistance and the likelihood of developing super germs.
So start now with your plan to beat the bugs this season and stay out there playing and working out strong.
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