Updated: Nov 11
Written by: Victoria Thierens
The immune system is an incredible thing and is responsible for more than just making sure you don't get sick. It also plays a key role in your muscle's ability to recover from your workouts. Learn how to easily supercharge your immune system so nothing can get in your way!
Your immune system really is an incredible thing, but it can often be overlooked. The immune system is constantly working to protect us from infection by foreign particles called pathogens. Keeping things simple, the immune system is often divided into two parts the adaptive and the innate immune system.
While the innate immune system is something we are all born with, the adaptive immune system is something that we develop over time as we encounter more pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and fungus. In addition to ensuring that the body is protected from pathogens, the immune system also plays a key role in facilitating recovery.
To put it plainly, after a workout the immune system goes in and clears out any damaged muscle cells, and then after clearing those out facilitates the growth and repair of new muscle cells. That's one key way that we adapt and get stronger. It's also the main reason we experience soreness after a workout due to the inflammation caused by the damaged cells and the immune system responding to that.
“It also plays a key role in your muscle's ability to recover from your workouts"
The immune system is a vital part of maintaining health and wellness and every system and tissue within the body requires it to be working at an optimal state. Organs, cells, and proteins are all involved in the overall function of a strong, well functioning immune system. Yet, what can we do to strengthen our immune system? Well, it's a lot easier than you might think!
Of course, eating a well-balanced diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables is a great start, but regular exercise and getting enough sleep are also major contributing factors. Even if you are exercising and getting enough sleep what happens to the immune system when our diet falls short despite our best efforts to eat right?
Well, we can experience what is known as immunosuppression. Which basically means that our immune system is suppressed and more vulnerable to infection. It also means that your body won't be able to recover from your workouts as quickly because it's lacking the vital nutrients it needs. So what do we do?
Lucky for us, nature has gifted us with some incredible, natural immune-boosting ingredients. At NANO Rx, we have taken a broad spectrum of these natural ingredients found in a variety of different plants and jam-packed them into one convenient package, the NANO Multivitamin for both men and women! Making it easy to incorporate into a daily routine! With ingredients like goldenseal root, echinacea, spirulina, and garlic your immune system will be in fighting shape to take on whatever life throws at it.
“Natural remedies to boost your immune system.”
Goldenseal Root & Echinacea
These two herbs work together synergistically to strengthen the immune system. Considered natural antibiotics they can help the immune system kill off bad bacteria, but have also been observed to aid in digestion. In fact, goldenseal root has been a known natural remedy for hundreds of years and was commonly used by Native Americans for a variety of ailments including infection.
A number of research studies have been conducted observing the natural effects of spirulina. Some studies have even shown spirulina can boost the production of antibodies from B-cells of the immune system. These antibodies help fight off infections and work with other cells to improve overall immunity.
Similar to Goldenseal root, garlic has been used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal agent for generations. It can help the body recognize and identify harmful viruses and other microorganisms. It does this by naturally increasing the number of available immune cells while improving how those cells function.
A healthy immune system is not only;y critical for staving off infections and illness, but also helps your muscles repair and recover. The ingredients we discussed are but just a few of the natural ingredients you'll find packed into the NANO Rx men's and women's multivitamins. They also contain a plethora of critical vitamins and minerals to ensure that your body has all of the nutrients you need to live a healthy life.
Edited by: Dr. Jonny Lisano, Ph.D.