Our bodies are constantly facing threats from the outside world, whether it be bacteria, viruses, infections, disease, toxins, or other pathogens. Despite all the dangerous bacteria out there, our bodies do an exceptional job of naturally warding off these threats.
A majority of that credit will be at the hands of the immune system, which is made up of cells, proteins, and organs. Maintaining a healthy immune system is essential to preventing illness, disease, and infection.
Unfortunately, many people suffer from weakened immune systems that put them at a higher risk. Don’t worry if this sounds like you, there are plenty of ways to strengthen the immune system -- including supplementation.
With our Immunity Builder, we’ll help provide your body and immune system with the nutrients they need for peak performance. To help you better understand how our supplement works, we’ll break it all down for you right here!
How does the immune system work?
First, it’s essential we learn a little bit more about the immune system and how it acts as a personal security guard in the body.
The immune system is made up of two parts -- the innate immune system and the acquired immune system. The innate immune system also referred to as the rapid response system, is what you’re born with. The acquired immune system is developed as your body comes in contact with threats and pathogens.
When your body encounters a threat, it will immediately utilize the innate immune system as the initial response. Eventually, the acquired immune system will produce antibodies and send them to the scene for backup. The immune system will always make a record of the pathogens it comes in contact with, leading to a faster response if they cross paths again.
Can vitamins and minerals help the immune system?
Vitamins and minerals are essential to just about every function in the human body -- including the immune system. While there are 13 essential vitamins and 16 essential minerals needed in the daily diet, not all of them will support the immune system.
There are, however, several vitamins and minerals that have been proven to assist the immune system and optimize it for maximum performance. Here’s a look at some of the most effective vitamins and minerals to the immune system:
- Vitamin C - commonly found in oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, and dark leafy greens, Vitamin C is one of the best-known vitamins for immunity. It can help stimulate white blood cell production, provide antioxidant properties, and produce antibodies.
- Vitamin B₆ - some studies suggest that a deficiency of Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, in the body can lead to a reduction in lymphocyte maturation, a delayed response, and impaired antibody production. Vitamin B6 is commonly found in fish, poultry, and eggs.
- Vitamin D - another popular vitamin that supports the immune system is Vitamin D, all white blood cells actually have receptors specifically for Vitamin D. Too little of it can lead to an imbalanced immune system. You can find this vitamin-fortified in some dairy products, as well as fatty fish.
- Zinc - an essential mineral commonly found in meat, legumes, nuts, seeds, and eggs, zinc plays a large role in developing immune cells and communication between immune cells. It can also reduce the amount of time you’re sick for.
These four vitamins and minerals will all contribute to a healthier and stronger immune system. Better yet, you’ll find them all in Carefast’s Immunity Builder.
Why the addition of probiotics?
In our formula, we utilize probiotics to help aid in digestion, respiratory function, and skin health. You’ll find Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, two of the most common probiotic strains for the immune system.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is largely known for its ability to prevent the cold and flu symptoms, while Lactobacillus rhamnosus will help regulate the immune system as a whole.
Probiotics are also a great way to avoid any stomach issues, nausea, or digestive issues suffered when taking supplements -- especially in powdered form.
Living Your Best Life With Immunity Builder
Immunity Builder by Carefast is an excellent way to give your immune system the boost it needs every day, but it provides much more than vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. We also combine L-Lysine and a Proprietary Blend of herbal extracts as icing on top of the cake.
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid responsible for building proteins in the body. As far as the immune system goes, it’s most known for suppressing the herpes simplex virus -- which causes cold sores to form.
The proprietary blend consists of the following: Lemon Balm Extract, Holy Basil Powder, Elderberry Extract, Echinacea Powder, Superoxide Dismutase, Sceletium Tortuosum Powder, Hesperidin, and Quercetin. These will provide a variety of benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
With so much to love about our Immunity Builder, there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from adding it to your daily routine. Available in capsule form for easy use, you can take this supplement anytime and anywhere!