As the world gets gripped by a pandemic, the importance of healthy immunity is becoming more and important.
We have been talking of immunity, immune function, immune system, immune function support, and things related to it quite a lot recently in this blog. Now we take it a step further and explore the role of natural ingredients in helping strengthen immunity. We also take a look at the supplements that contain these ingredients.
First, a recap of what’s immunity and how the immune system works
Immunity or immune function is your body’s ability to fight, kill, and remove infection-causing pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Healthy immunity also implies being in a state of balance where the body is also able to ward off allergies and autoimmune disorders.
The immune system is a network of organs, cells, and processes responsible for the body’s immune function. In other words, the immune system makes immunity happen.
Healthy immunity means higher resistance to illnesses. It has been seen that positive habits like proper diet, exercise, and sleep etc help boost immunity. One more factor in immunity-boosting initiatives is that of natural ingredients.
Natural Ingredients for an immunity boost
(And nutritional supplements that contain these ingredients)
It has been traditionally believed that certain herbs and nutrients can help boost immunity. Modern research has validated several of these long-held beliefs.
Here are some natural ingredients that may work as immunity boosters. We are also providing information on specific WOW Life Science nutritional supplements with these immunity booster ingredients in them.
Here is a brief look:
It contains Omega 3 Fatty Acids, a nutrient group of essential fatty acids that the body uses to help boost its immunity and also to help regulate its inflammatory response. Communities that consume loads of oily fish generally report lower infection rates and longer life spans that’s believed to be linked to diets rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
To get Omega 3 fatty acids’ for your wellness goals, we recommend WOW Life Science Omega3 Capsules contain fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids in easy to consume of soft gel capsules. Each capsule contains a total of 100 mg of bio-available Omega 3 essential fatty acids – 350 mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), 550 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 100 mg other Omega-3s fatty acids.
Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum)
The tender grass shoots that emerge from wheat grains are called Wheatgrass and these have vitamins A, B Complex (including B 12 and the rare Vitamin B 17), C& E; 90+ minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, potassium, sodium and magnesium; as many as 17 amino acids (including 8 essential ones) and several enzymes. Wheatgrass also has glutathione, the master antioxidant that fights harmful free radicals to reduce oxidative stress and contain cell damage. Wheatgrass has traditionally used to treat colitis, blood disorders, diabetes, low immunity and anaemia. Wheatgrass may help boost the body’s immune function to reduce infections as well as the recovery period from any infectious diseases.
We recommend WOW Life Science Wheatgrass Capsules for getting your wheatgrass nutrition rich in vitamins A, C, and B complex (including cancer fighter vitamin B 17), calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, cobalt, zinc and 19 essential amino acids. These capsules contain dried and powdered wheatgrass that’s convenient to consume.
Amla (Emblica Officinalis)
Amla or Indian gooseberry is a revered herb in Ayurveda. A known immunity booster, amla ranks among the richest natural sources of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce infections, especially those related to the respiratory tract and lungs.
WOW Life Science has two supplements with the restorative and protective power of Amla.
WOW Life Science Liv Uno Capsules contain a blend of 5 potent extracts. Apart from Indian gooseberry, it also has turmeric, bhuamlaki, silymarin from milk thistle and alfalfa to help strengthen your immune system and detox your liver.
Wow Life Science Body Cleanse Capsules contain a blend of well-known herbal laxatives including amla to help cleanse and detoxify the gut through gentle laxative action. Its other possible benefits include enhanced energy, better digestion, faster metabolism, less bloating, healthy weight loss, and healthier-looking skin, and an immunity boost.
Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)
A herb traditionally used for liver health and immunity support. Rich in silymarin, a flavonoid antioxidant known to have anti-viral and antioxidant properties. An immuno-stimulant, silymarin is also a free radical scavenger that helps protect healthy liver cells, flush out toxins, support healthy liver functioning, and strengthen immunity. Silymarin is also clinically proven to enhance insulin resistance and cholesterol levels. It is also known to improve glutathione (the master antioxidant) levels in the body for overall wellness.
For milk thistle benefits, we recommend WOW Life Science Milk Thistle Capsules. These contain pure milk thistle extract rich in natural silymarin that’s believed to be a worthy immunity booster.
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)
A South Asian herb and spice rich in an antioxidant group called Curcuminoids (curcumin is the star antioxidant among them) proven to be antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. Curcumin in Turmeric helps boost immune function by enhancing the functioning of immune cells that fight bacteria, viruses, and fungi to keep infections at bay.
WOW Life Science Turmeric Capsules provide a healthy blend of Turmeric Concentrate with high 95% Curcuminoid content, pure Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Powder, and Piperine (derived from black pepper). These capsules help boost immunity, reduce inflammation, improve skin health, and provide anti-aging support.
Guduchi (Tinosporia Cordifolia)
A vitality-boosting herb that helps accelerate metabolism, stimulate muscle growth, and promote fat loss. It also helps increase white blood cells that are key immune cells in fighting pathogens.
Caterpillar Mushroom (Cordyceps Sinensis)
Acclaimed energy enhancer in Chinese and Tibetan traditional medicines. Helps stimulates testosterone production to boost muscle mass, improves aerobic capacity, and increase athletic performance. It also supports and strengthens the immune system.
Shatavari (Asperagus Racemosus) –
A traditional Indian herb is known for its adaptogenic properties. Used in Ayurveda as an immunity booster. It also helps supports the brain’s testosterone secretion function to boost vigor. Also a potent pain reliever.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) –
A clinically proven adaptogen that supports immune cell activity. Also a rejuvenator that helps boost energy levels, nullify oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and promote male sexual function.
WOW Life Science Testoboost Capsules (only for men) have all these four ingredients – guduchi, caterpillar mushroom, shatavari, and ashwagandha – along with two more herbs. These capsules help increase blood flow which then facilitates higher absorption of testosterone. As testosterone is a hormone that promotes male characteristics, WOW Life Science Testoboost Capsules are suitable for consumption only by men.
Gut friendly bacteria that are a natural part of the gut’s microflora. Probiotics help boost the immune function as the intestine or the gut plays a key role in an immune response. The intestinal walls have lymph nodes that secrete lymphocytes, a key immune cell type. Regular consumption of probiotics helps improve immunity, digestion, and overall wellness.
WOW Probiotic Capsules contain an optimized blend of 14 ‘good bacteria’ strains with 20 billion CFUs – including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains –These 20 billion CFUs of 14 health-friendly probiotics provide health benefits that your regular day-to-day food may lack.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) –
It contains lauric acid (50% of fatty acid content) that converts into monolaurin in the body. Both lauric acid and monolaurin are antimicrobial and can kill infectious disease-causing microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, to help the body resist infections, thus boosting immunity. As compared to regular coconut oil made from copra, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (EVCO) is much richer in healthy micronutrients – lauric acid, antioxidants, phytosterols, polyphenols, & vitamin E. Consumption of EVCO helps support healthy immune response.
WOW Life Science Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (EVCO) is available in a bottle as well as capsules. It has been cold press extracted from fresh and raw coconut milk (not dried copra) using state-of-the-art centrifugal technology, and totally without using any heat or chemicals. This ensures that you get pure nutrition for your immunity strengthening needs.