As we begin to embark into the winter months, immune health is crucial. For many people, all of that extra time spent inside means more time exposed to stressors to the immune system. Take your well-being into your own hands and stay feeling your best all winter long with these immune supporting tips.*
5 Tips to Support Your Immune System
Get Enough Sleep
Mom was right...sleep is essential and is just as important to good health as diet and exercise. It is recommended that you get about seven to eight hours of sleep each night, especially during immune season. Studies have shown that people who do not get enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus and sleep deficiency can also affect the amount of time it takes to recover.
Invest in Self-Care
Make yourself a priority and invest in self-care. Something as simple as taking a warm bath with lavender Epsom salts or indulging in your favorite new book can give you the break that you need from your stressful day at work, school, or even home. Keeping stress under control is important to both your physical and mental health.
Take a Breather
If you're feeling stressed out, your immune system may not work as effectively. Taking a few breaks throughout your day to regroup can help to relieve stress and benefit your immune health. These "me" breaks can also improve your outlook on life and help make you feel more in control of your schedule. Start small - simply stepping away from your desk for a five minute walk can make a world of difference.
Adaptogens are plants and herbs that help restore balance to the body.* They help support the body’s circadian rhythm, or your body’s internal clock, and support adrenal health as well.* Our adrenal glands are vital to our existence, as they maintain blood sugar levels, support metabolism, and maintain cardiovascular activity. Some of our favorite adaptogens that you can incorporate into your wellness regime are Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, and Maca.*
Eat Well-Balanced Meals
Maintaining a well-balanced diet is essential to immune health. When your body does not receive the nutrients it needs, your immune system may be compromised. Support your immune system by eating foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat protein, and dairy products.
Try Gaia Herbs Immune Support Products*
Immune Shine is a delicious and simple way to get immune support this season.* This new Mushrooms & Herbs powder can easily be added to your beverage of choice. With a blend of Chaga, Black Elderberry, Maitake, and Ginger, this is a great solution to help maintain overall well-being.*
Black Elderberry Syrup
Black Elderberry Syrup is a delicious change from traditional immune-supporting herbal supplements.* This product is an immune season essential for the whole family.* Our Certified USDA Organic syrup is made with only organic Elderberries and it concentrates the juice from 14.5 grams of Elderberries into a single, tasty teaspoon.*
Immunity All Season Long
Our body is an amazing vessel and it’s important that we do our part to take care of it. It's essential to support your immune system, especially during times where immune stressors are high. Make sleep a priority, invest time in self-care, manage stress, eat a healthy, nutritious diet, and consider adding the highest quality herbal supplements into your routine. These are all simple and practical solutions to help maintain immune health.*