5 Supplements You Must Have to Stay Healthy During the Pandemic
Our environment has changed substantially amidst a rapidly growing population and higher life expectancy rate.There is a greater need to support our health and wellbeing, predominantly our immune system, through the different stages of our lives. Given the periodic outbreaks of infectious diseases, the recent one being the coronavirus pandemic, concerns over the need to have a more robust immune system have only risen and become more pertinent than ever.
Simple practices related to public health such as regular hand washing, using sanitizers, wearing masks, social distancing, and the like have been put into action. However, having a nutritious and healthy diet still remains as the most important thing to do to strengthen one's immunity. While no foods or dietary supplements can reduce the risk of or completely cure COVID-19 infection, a good nutritious diet will not only bolster your immunity but also bring down the likelihood of developing chronic health problems. And when your foods don’t provide you with sufficient amounts of nutrition, you can include supplements that may help fill the gaps in your everyday diet.
Wellbeing Nutrition offers a wide range of immunity boosting products that cater to the body's specific requirements. These supplements include Daily Greens, Grandma's Kadha, Probiotics + Prebiotics, and Apple Cider Vinegar, with 2x the mother. You can also try out oral thin strips of Vegan Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3, from our most recent series of Melts. So what are you waiting for? Let’s have a detailed look at each of these products that may help you stay healthy during the pandemic.
If you are someone who is always neck-deep in work and hectic schedules and finds it challenging to keep up with your daily dose of nutrition, since you are always eating on-the-go, Wellbeing Nutrition has the perfect supplement for you. Daily Greens is a tube of 15 effervescent multivitamin tablets,each made of 39 farm-fresh greens, veggies, fruits and antioxidant-rich superfoods. These include spinach, spirulina, kale, aloe vera, wheatgrass, moringa, and basil. These are completely organic, GMP-certified, and non-GMO.
Each tablet of Daily Greens provides 100% daily value of over 12 wholefood multivitamins, minerals and electrolytes like vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin C, vitamin B12, iron, zinc, vitamin B6, fibre, sodium, potassium, manganese, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin E and many more phytonutrients, which have all been obtained from organic greens and fruits.
Studies have shown that vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that plays a vital role in healthy immune function. Zinc, on the other hand, has antiviral potential by either improving cell immune cell function that offsets viral infections or by lessening the ability of the infectious viruses to multiply in number. There’s sufficient scientific evidence available that suggests combining both vitamin C and zinc may reduce the severity and duration of cold symptoms, which is one of the most common symptomatic manifestations of the COVID-19 virus. Thus we believe that a daily consumption of Daily Greens may help boost your immune system and assist you in staying healthy during the pandemic by reducing the risk of catching and worsening cold and other viral infections.
A decoction made of herbs and spices, kadha is Ayurvedic drink that is believed to boost immunity. It is prepared by allowing these herbs and spices to simmer in water for a certain amount of time. We have all taken kadha for something or the other, right from a persistent bout of cough, cold, to even a stomach flu. Kadha, as per the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy or AYUSH, is also recommended for improving and protecting your immune system against viruses like SARS-COV-2.
Wellbeing Nutrition’s Grandma’s kadha provides you the goodness of 13 herbs and spices in the form of an effervescent tablet. If you don’t have the time to prepare yourself a cuppa hot Ayurvedic Kadha from scratch, don’t worry, for all you need to do now is add one tablet of Grandma’s Kadha to a cup of hot water and you’re good to go! This vegan, sugar-free, organic, and GMP-certified is the best immunity-booster to keep you healthy and protected during the pandemic.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
This natural detox drink has been used as a natural medicine for almost every kind of ailment thanks to its healing and medicinal properties since time immemorial. It aids in weight loss/management, regulates blood sugar levels, reduces/controls blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improves skin and hair health, speeds metabolism, enhances heart health, and brings in hormonal balance in the body among other things.
Wellbeing Nutrition’s ACV has 2x the ‘mother’, which is the unfiltered and unrefined vinegar with cloudy and murky appearance, which makes it organic and gives it an extra dose of healthy vitamins, minerals, enzymes, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants that naturally bolster your immunity and overall wellbeing. This raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised vinegar is plant-based, gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free and GMP and USDA organic certified, which only makes it more nourishing.
And if you want to enjoy the added goodness of spices like turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper and amla, you can go in for Wellbeing Nutrition’s ACV+ , which is a healthier and tastier detox drink. Consuming 1 tbsp or 15ml of ACV in 150-200 ml warm water before your main meals will not only help strengthen your immune system and protect it from all kinds of infections but also help with other aspects of your health such as digestion, hormone regulation, skin health enhancement, among other things.
Probiotics + Prebiotics
Our digestive system and the colony of organisms that live and thrive in our gut (known as the gut microbiome) plays an important role in influencing our immune health as well as the other systems in our body. The gut is the body’s first line of defense against many infections. If there’s any inflammation in the digestive system, it could impair our immune response to any kind of infection. That is why it is very important to include probiotics to our everyday diet, either in the form of foods or supplements. It is more helpful when your probiotic supplements also contain prebiotics, which is the food for the good bacteria.
Wellbeing Nutrition has a Probiotic & Prebiotic supplement to offer. A tube containing 15 effervescent tablets, this product will not only improve your digestive health and kill toxins but also enhance your metabolism, ease acidity and heartburn and help prevent other gut-related issues, thereby strengthening your immune system. With 36 billion (CFU) active live cultures per serving your gut microbiome will thrive and be healthy, ridding it of all sorts of digestive problems. Just put a tablet in a glass of water, and you’ll be amazed at how it benefits you inside-out.
Wellbeing Nutrition has come up with a new range of products - mouth-dissolving oral strips known as Melts that are incredibly fast-acting and are super-effective, courtesy the Unison Effect Formula, which makes these strips 95% more bioavailable than traditional pills. Melts embodies the sublingual route of administration, which ensures quick absorption as compared to the medicines taken orally, which go first to the liver for metabolism and then to the bloodstream. Some of these oral strips such as Melts Vegan Vitamin B12, Melts Natural Vitamin D3, Melts Restful Sleep (melatonin), and Melts Throat Relief may help in the fight against COVID-19 by building a stronger immune system.
A few observational studies link lower blood vitamin levels, such as that of vitamin D (among other nutrients), with a higher risk of testing positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. As per the NHS, people should consume at the minimum10 micrograms of vitamin D daily if they are not adequately exposed to the sun. Moreover, studies show that a vitamin D deficient person is likely to experience more severe symptoms of coronavirus than those who are not and so taking these Vitamin D3 strips could help stay healthy and help patients manage the symptoms.
Meanwhile, one’s melatonin levels decrease as they age.This phenomenon may be connected to one’s potential to fight viral infections, which could explain why the younger population is better equipped to fight COVID-19. Moreover, studies show that this sleep hormone plays a significant role in lowering inflammation in the body, which includes even the lungs. Melts’ Restful sleep can aid the natural process of the body to fall asleep, deal with sleep disorders like insomnia, thereby helping the body build a stronger immune system to keep viral infections at bay.
Consuming an adequate amount of nutrients as part of a varied and balanced diet is absolutely imperative for your cells to function properly, particularly the immune cells in our body. That is why certain specific dietary patterns and habits are extremely important as they prepare the body for microbial attacks and excess inflammation. If the food you eat lacks these essential nutrients, it is important to include supplements that will help your body with its nutritional requirements. Make the aforementioned supplements that Wellbeing Nutrition has to offer an important part of your daily routine to build a robust immune system- one that protects you from all kinds of infections and diseases or increase your body’s ability to cope and overcome the infections quickly.
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