2012-01-25 / Health Care

Here’s To Your Health

A Pharmacist’s Guide to Staying Well this Season Tips to help keep your immune system in check

To help maintain health this season, it’s important to get the nutrients your body needs every day, through your diet as well as through high quality vitamins and supplements. However, many people are not aware of what types of vitamins they need.

Vitamin C – A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C helps maintain a healthy immune system and protects against damaging free radicals. Additionally, Vitamin C, such as the Nature Made Vitamin C 1000mg, is necessary for the body to manufacture collagen, which is essential for healthy skin.

Vitamin D – Supports teeth, bone and immune health, and healthy levels of Vitamin D in your body may promote your heart health as well.

Probiotics – Certain types of probiotics supply “good bacteria” that can help maintain immune system health.

Zinc – Maintaining healthy levels of zinc in your body is necessary for healthy growth, development and proper immune function.

Additional Immune Boosting Techniques

Strive to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

Practice relaxation techniques to get rid of stress and the harmful hormones it can trigger.

Wash your hands regularly, especially before meals.

Eat a balanced diet. Check out the new dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at www.choosemyplate.gov.

Exercise regularly. According to Harvard Health Publications, exercise may additionally support a healthy immune system by promoting healthy circulation, moving immune system cells throughout the body.

For more wellness tips, visit www.NatureMade.com. Source: Nature Made

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