Covid-19 Update: What are the right nutrients for a healthy and strong immune system?

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 spreading across the globe, we got the question: how can I support my immune system?

The novel coronavirus Covid-19 is keeping many of us busy. Extra vigilance is essential in the weeks to come. This alertness also means paying extra attention to your diet and the correct intake of the right nutrients.

The Dutch Public Health Services (GGD) advised the following, in line with the guidelines of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM). Contact your doctor or the Public Health Services (GGD) by telephone if you or anyone in your family has a fever with respiratory complaints (coughing or shortness of breath).

Questions about the novel coronavirus? Please contact your local health services.

In general, the following recommendations apply, similar to a flu epidemic:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Use tissue paper.
  • Don’t shake hands.

How can you support your immune system?

The gut is the leading nutrient absorption site. A healthy gut and intestinal health are vital for a healthy immune system. Did you know that about 70% of your resistance comes from your stomach? Your immune system is a defence system that protects you against invading pathogens, such as viruses or bacteria.

Diet affects the immune system.

What we know is that fibre-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, help maintain the health of the gut flora. Prebiotics are the substances that the bacteria enjoy; they stimulate the growth of the useful and helpful bacteria. A balanced and varied diet ensures that you get various vitamins, minerals and prebiotics to keep both your body and your immune system healthy. In addition, studies have shown that omega-3, vitamin D, zinc, vitamin E and prebiotics positively influence immune functions and inhibit inflammation. In some cases, it is good to optimize the diet with dietary supplements. Some supplements you can consider are from NewDay®. NewDay® Nutritional Supplements has many supplements that combine omega-3 with vitamin D!

Vitamin D is essential for your immune system.

Have you ever heard or read that vitamin D plays a significant role in your immune system? This is because “vitamin” D plays a crucial role in the growth of the cells. It is a substantial part of your immune system, and hence your resistance. Of course, you need healthy cells for durable resistance. All NewDay® products contain Vitamin D!

Probiotics and gut health

You can also support your gut by taking probiotics in tablets, capsules and powders that contain the bacteria in dried form. There are different types of probiotic products available. The most crucial difference is how many different bacteria each product contains.

Probiotics can help give your immune system a boost and inhibit the growth of harmful gut bacteria. Also, some probiotics have shown to promote the production of natural antibodies in the body. They may also boost immune cells like the IgA-producing cells, T lymphocytes and natural killer cells.

At Leven, we develop our probiotic formulations in close collaboration with leading international research institutes, universities and academic hospitals.

All Leven products are focused on restoring intestinal flora balance, helping to maintain a healthy and balanced gastrointestinal state. We design our multi-species products for specific indications to help restore and maintain health.

Learn more about how our products support you and your loved ones.

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