What affects immunity?
The proper functioning of the immune system depends on many aspects. There are many risk factors that can lead to a real deterioration in its performance. What affects immunity? What should be avoided and what should be taken care of?
Risk factors - what negatively affects immunity?
One might think that the main threat to immunity comes from diseases caused by various microorganisms. Bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses often lead to the appearance of infections, which lead to a weakening of the body and the development of more or less serious diseases. However, there are many other factors that affect the condition and functioning of the immune system. So what can be negative and even dangerous for human health?
Stress should be mentioned first. The state of excessive stress on the nervous system, accompanied by strong emotional tension, has a debilitating effect on the organism. Long-term stress increases cortisol levels. High levels of this hormone can lead to increased oxidative stress and the appearance of free oxygen radicals, which can have a devastating effect on our cells.
The second important point is the food, of course. The daily diet has a very important effect on immunity. The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants present in food promote the proper functioning of the immune system and provide adequate protection against oxygen free
radicals. It is therefore essential to ensure that meals are well-balanced and prepared with high-quality products. In the case of an immunity diet, substances such as zinc, iron, copper, folic acid, selenium, some vitamins of group B (B6 and B12), vitamins A, C and D are very important.
In addition, it must be remembered that immunity is affected by factors such as:
- the classroom
- Sleep and hygiene
- Effective regeneration
- Use of pharmacological agents
- Environmental factors (eg degree of pollution).
Do supplements have a positive effect on immunity?
Adequate supplementation can be beneficial in supporting immunity. Some products are based on components that have a beneficial effect on protecting cells from oxidative stress and promoting the fight against oxygen free radicals. These products feature a multi-ingredient formula that enables multifaceted support.
An example of such a supplement is Immuno Xplode Powder from Olimp Sport Nutrition. It is a product in the form of an easily soluble powder, the formula of which is based on zinc, vitamin D3, inulin, plant extracts (elderberry and Japanese pagoda) and valuable
amino acids (L-cysteine and L-glutamine). The product is manufactured to high pharmaceutical standards provided by Olimp Laboratories. The supplement contains only tested raw materials, and optimally selected proportions guarantee effective and safe actions.