Immunity / Colds
A strong immune system is key to feeling happy and healthy all year round. Strengthening your body’s first line of defence will help you ward off colds, bugs and other ailments.
Strengthen your defence
Your immune system is your first line of defence against infection.
It is made up of a complex network of cells and structures that helps fend off germs which cause common bugs and illnesses like colds or tummy trouble.
It also helps your body to fight back against the microbes and bacteria that make you poorly, to help you recover quickly and build resilience.
However, if your immune system isn’t functioning as well as it could, your body could become more susceptible to allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and autoimmune disorders.
If left unchecked, these can have serious implications on your overall health and wellbeing.
How does the immune system work?
Your immune system enables your body to actively fight infection and illness. It is made up of several closely linked components including white blood cells, bone marrow and antibodies, your spleen, your thymus and your lymphatic system.
When your body picks up an illness, your immune system is there to detect the bacterial microbes that caused it and produce and distribute the antibodies it needs to destroy them.
And once the microbes have been killed, ‘memory cells’ known as lymphocytes keep a record of every microbe your body has ever defeated, so it can quickly recognise and destroy any of those microbes if they enter the body again, before they take hold.
The good news is, if you supplement your diet in a natural way to ensure your body gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs, you can strengthen your immune system to better protect yourself against many common illnesses.
How do I strengthen my immune system?
Eating well, exercising and getting plenty of fresh air are a good place to start when it comes to strengthening your immune system.
However, you may need a little help to ensure your body gets the key nutrients it needs – including the right vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Lily & Loaf’s range of supplements for adults are a good way of making sure your body gets its daily dose of natural goodness to strengthen your immune system and help your body fight off the infections that cause colds, ‘flu and other common illnesses.
They’re packed with natural, healthy, immune-boosting ingredients to help fine-tune your body’s defence mechanism and help you feel happier and healthier.
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