How to Boost Your Immunity

Cold & Flu Season is Right Around the Corner, Here’s How to Boost Your Immunity 

As the temperatures drop and your coffee order goes from iced to hot, the transition to fall also signals the beginning of cold and flu season. Here are our favorite tips to combat sickness and boost your immunity.

  1. Get active
We all know regular exercise is the foundation of your physical and mental health,but it’s also a huge contributing factor when it comes to a healthy immune system. It improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure and protects against a variety of diseases.
A study published in 2011 found that the frequency of aerobic exercise is correlated to the severity of symptoms during the common cold seasons. Those who exercised five or more days per week were 43% less likely to be sick with an upper respiratory tract infection than those who exercised for less than one day per week. 

  1. Fuel up on good foods


Again, we know that following a healthy diet is integral to maintaining physical health, but what you put into your body is also going to influence how your body fights off sickness. When it  comes to eating to support a healthy immune system, variety and balance is key. Think of incorporating seasonal foods like pumpkin, apples, winter squash, ginger, eggplant and cranberries – all things that are packed with nutrients and antioxidants – to help the body fight inflammation and illness. 

The same study referenced above also found that adults who ate at least three servings of fruit per day had fewer upper respiratory tract infections throughout the year than those who did not eat as much fruit.

Need a little extra boost of goodness? Our Focus capsules, which have a potent blend of adaptogens enhanced with ingredients like broad spectrum CBD oil, B-12, and L-tyrosine, can help with that. 

  1. Get plenty of rest

As if you needed another reason why staying up at night scrolling on your phone is a bad idea: Studies have shown how loss of sleep can negatively affect different parts of the immune system. Not getting adequate sleep can result in reducing the production of antibodies, which increases the risk for infections. So as much as you may want to stay out for one more drink or stay up for one more episode, it’s probably best to put that time toward getting some Zzzz’s.

We love taking taking a sleep supplement like our Dream capsules with ingredients like melatonin and chamomile to help promote a deeper, more restful sleep.