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What influences immunity?

Olimp Sport Nutrition
2021-10-11
What influences immunity?

The proper functioning of the immune system depends on many aspects. There are many risk factors that can cause a real deterioration in its functioning. What affects immunity? What should be avoided and what should be taken care of?

Risk factors - what has a negative impact on immunity?

It might seem 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 result in the weakening of the body and the development of more or less serious diseases. However, many other factors influence the state and functioning of the immune system. So what can be negative and even dangerous for human health?

 

Stress should be mentioned first. A state of excessive strain on the nervous system, accompanied by high emotional tension, has a debilitating effect on the body. Long-term stress leads to an increase in cortisol levels. High levels of this hormone can cause an increase in oxidative stress and the appearance of free oxygen radicals, which can have a destructive effect on our cells.

 

The second important issue is, of course, diet. Daily nutrition has an extremely important impact on immunity. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants contained in food support the proper functioning of immunity and ensure adequate protection against free oxygen radicals. Therefore, it is worth ensuring that meals are balanced and prepared on the basis of high-quality products. In the case of a diet for immunity, substances such as zinc, iron, copper, folic acid, selenium and some vitamins of the B group (B6, B12) and vitamins A, C and D are extremely important.

 

In addition, it is worth remembering that immunity is influenced by factors such as:

  • season
  • amount and hygiene of sleep
  • effective regeneration
  • the use of pharmacological agents
  • environmental factors (e.g. degree of pollution)

Does supplementation have a positive effect on immunity?

Adequate supplementation can be helpful in supporting immunity. Some products are based on components which have a beneficial effect on protecting cells against oxidative stress and promote the fight against free oxygen radicals. Such products are characterised by a multicomponent formula that enables multifaceted support.

 

An example of such a supplement is Immuno Xplode Powder by Olimp Sport Nutrition. It is a product in the form of an easily soluble powder, whose formula is based on zinc, vitamin D3, inulin, plant extracts (elderberry and Japanese pagoda tree) and valuable amino acids (L-cystine and L-glutamine). The product has been made according to a high pharmaceutical standard provided by Olimp Laboratories. The supplement contains only tested raw materials, and optimally selected proportions guarantee effective and safe action.