You can’t see them, but they’re out there. Everywhere! Crawling around on every surface, drifting through the air, and living all over your body. You guessed it! We’re talking about microorganisms. Did you know that all the viruses on earth stretched out end to end would create a nearly endless chain over 100 million light years long? Bacteria is everywhere, too. There are over 700 different species of bacteria living in your mouth alone. Individually, we are talking almost 7 billion of them. Keep in mind that less than 1% of these microorganisms make you sick—and many of them are even helpful—but that is still a lot of illness-causing little organisms out there, just waiting to stick you.
Immunity? Bah, Humbug!
No one wants to even think about these disease-spreading germs, let alone worry about fighting them. With over 1,400 different species of known human pathogens out there, why would we even try? Shouldn’t we just raise the white flag and surrender now, taking whatever decides to come at as? No way! There are so many ways to boost your immune system. There is a reason why some people never seem to get sick, even when everyone around them is sniffling and sneezing like crazy. These people have learned how to support a healthy immune system in everything they do, with a multifaceted tactical defense strategy. Believe it or not, there is more that you can do than use copious amounts of hand sanitizer!
Sleep boosts your immune system in two direct ways. First, when you are asleep, your body produces cytokines, which are proteins that attack infection and inflammation. Second, you also produce T-cells when you sleep. T-cells are developed in the bone marrow, and they play a major part in your body’s immune response. Cytokines and T-cells can only be adequately produced when you get enough sleep—7-9 hours a night for healthy adults.
Malnutrition and a vitamin or mineral deficiency can impair your body’s ability to produce immune cells and antibodies. On the flip side, certain foods are known for being immunity power houses. Look for foods with high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, iron, and selenium. These nutrients are critical for proper immune function. Probiotic and prebiotic foods are also excellent immunity supports.
Exercise improves your immune system in several ways. It flushes bacteria out of your respiratory organs, elevates your body temperature, and reduces the stress hormones that inhibit immune system health.
As long as you limit your exposure to 5-15 minutes, natural sunlight is an important part of your immunity defense strategy. One way it helps is in the production of vitamin D, an important nutrient for immune health. It also helps you get better sleep. Finally, sunlight aids in the production of serotonin, your body’s happy hormone. Happy people are healthier people.
Boosting Natural Immunity!
Sometimes, sleep, a healthy diet, exercise, and sunlight just aren’t enough, and you need a little extra lift. When it comes to supplements, few can improve your immune function like Echinacea, Reishi, and Hemp. That is why we have included each of these adaptogens in our Adaptogenic Immunity Blend. Let’s break it down.
Echinacea is a flowering plant, also called the coneflower, that is related to the daisy. All nine known echinacea species are native to North America and were an important part of Native American traditional medicine in the plains.
Echinacea is believed to increase the percentage of immune cell populations and improve their biological functions. Scientists have identified Echinacea as a wide-spectrum immunomodulator. This means that it boosts both innate and adaptive immune responses. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.*
Reishi is a fungus that has long been used medicinally in China and Japan. In China, this mushroom is called lingzhi, while it is reishi in Japan. The scientific name is Ganoderma lucidum, which comes from the Latin word for shiny—a nod to the shiny brilliance of the exterior of the mushroom. In China, G. lucidum is known as the “herb of spiritual potency.”
As opposed to nutritional mushrooms, reishi is used primarily for its pharmaceutical properties. It is thought to moderate blood glucose levels, modulate the immune system, and protect the liver. Fungi in general are fantastic sources of polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, which stimulate the immune system.*
Hemp oil is jam-packed with health-supporting phytocannabinoids, including tocopherols, terpenes, and polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. It is also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, which can improve cardiovascular health. Other studies have linked hemp oil to inhibited cancer cell growth, improved symptoms with brain injuries, and decreased severity in seizures for epileptics. It is also associated with happier moods and better sleep. As an immunosuppressant, hemp reduces inflammatory responses in the body. Hemp also boosts the immune system by encouraging white blood cell production.*
Use it or Lose it.
With the combined strength of hemp, echinacea, and reishi, ProHEMP’s Immunity Adaptogenic packs a powerful punch, helping to boost your immune system when everything else you do isn’t quite enough. This delicious tincture with natural orange flavor can be taken once, or even twice a day. This product offers vital support for your body’s first line of defense against infection and illness.
So yes. You should fight all those pathogens that you run into everywhere you go. Hit ‘em with all you’ve got! You don’t have to be sick all the time. Become that person who never gets sick. Boost your immunity with our Immunity Adaptogenic before the next cold comes around!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.