Spring has finally arrived: the birds are chirping; the skies are blue and what a glorious season it can be! Unless of course you fall victim to seasonal allergies, or always tend to get a nasty cold or flu around this time of year. Fear not, because this Spring is going to be different with our top tips to keep your immune system working at its best!
First and foremost, take your darn vitamins!
This is the best way to ensure you are getting the optimal amount of nutrients to strengthen and protect your immunity during the new season change.
One of the most essential nutrients, that is high in antioxidants which help to promote immune function while supporting sinus and respiratory health, making it the perfect springtime supplement to add to your wellness routine. Vitamin C also acts as an antihistamine, in other words may help manage common symptoms like runny nose, teary eyes and congestion by lowering your response to allergens. By taking two of our Sugar-Free Vitamin C Gummies daily can help ward off the common cold and prevent Vitamin C deficiency while helping relieve allergy symptoms.
Also known as the sunshine vitamin, this nutrient is equally as important to Vitamin C. As we Spring into a brighter season, leaving the colder, darker days behind, our bodies long for Vitamin D that the sun typically provides in the summer months. It is essential to our immune system, hormones, mood (hello seasonal depression), bone and skin health, hence why supplementation is recommended all year round. However, it’s especially important during the darker winter months. For all these reasons and more supplementation is highly recommended. Our Vegan D3 and B12 Gummies will help you feel your best all year round while providing adequate levels of Vitamin D in a fun and tasty way.
Say hello to our Vegan Collagen Booster -- the supplement you didn’t know you needed this Spring! Collagen can fight off inflammation, boost immunity and improve hair, skin and nails. Managing inflammation throughout the Spring is critical for those suffering from allergies as it can help lower symptoms. Overall inflammation is a nasty disorder that can become chronic if left untreated, resulting in disease or other ailments which takes away from our body’s natural ability to fight off viruses, illness and recover. Everything from the food we eat, to pollution and stress for example can contribute to inflammation in the body, which is why it’s important to incorporate healthy anti-inflammatory choices in your everyday life with proper food, herbs and supplementation. Our Vegan Collagen Booster is formulated with the addition of Amla Fruit, L-Lysine, Vitamin A and Vitamin C to boost your body’s natural collagen production and maintain overall good health that will help fight inflammation, protect immunity and so much more.
Lack of sleep can weaken the immune system leading to increased risk of catching a nasty cold or flu. Studies have also shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk for getting sick after being exposed to a pathogen, versus those with adequate sleep. Consequently, sleep can affect the speed at which you recover from an illness, as a result rest is especially important! The changing of season can also put a rift in our sleep cycle, thereby throwing off the quality and duration of our sleep. Does it feel like it might be time to get your sleep back on track? Look no further with Sleep Plus Gummies, a natural, vegan and sugar-free gummy for those sleepless nights. Containing a powerful blend of Melatonin, L-theanine and B6 shown to stimulate calmness and ease stress, providing you with the quality sleep your body deserves.
In addition to supplementation, there are a few easy ways you can prepare your immune system for the season change:
Written By: Kali Pappas, Holistic Nutritionist CNP