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5 Powerful Ingredients to Help You Kickstart Your Immune System This Season

A new year can bring new beginnings even if you’re not into New Year's resolutions. And let’s be real, most resolutions are broken or forgotten before they ever see the light of early spring anyway. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely write off developing new habits this time of year, and winter is the perfect time to kickstart your much-needed immune system (we see you, flu season, please keep moving and leave us in peace!). 

That being said, the overabundance of information flooding the interwebs can make getting started overwhelming. To make your immunity-kickstart effortless, we’ve put together a list of five ingredients you can easily work into your daily routine. Start super simple by focusing on just one or dive in and implement all five for a supercharged health boost; either way, your body will thank you.  

 

1. Vitamin C

An antioxidant that fights free radicals, Vitamin C is one of the most commonly known health-promoting vitamins. Vitamin C is renowned for its ability to decrease inflammation and enhance your body’s immune system. It can also help shorten the duration of cold symptoms, and, as if all that weren't enough, our friend Vitamin C also promotes healthy, more youthful looking skin by acting as a barrier to toxins entering the body.


Citrus fruits are a great way to get Vitamin C but if you don't have the time (or stomach) to nosh on oranges all day, Terra Origins Fruit Superfood Capsules pack the power of 13 different fruits in addition to a plethora of vegetables and herbs aimed at strengthening overall health and immunity. And because a healthy gut supports a healthy immune system, Terra Origins Healthy Gut Immunity Boost Capsules with Vitamin C & D are a formidable addition to any immunity-empowering supplement regimen.  

 

2. Fruits + veggies

One of the most straightforward ways to get a variety of immune-boosting vitamins and minerals is to eat them in the form of colorful fruits and veggies. You’ve probably heard the phrase “eat a rainbow of foods”, and you undoubtedly also know that’s not referring to Skittles. But while the concept of eating a rainbow of foods on the daily may sound straightforward, it's not always easy — especially during certain times of the year when things like berries and leafy greens may be out of season. 


Thankfully, Terra Origin has you covered year round with our duo of Fruit and Veggie Superfood Capsules. These uber-convenient supplements include Spectra(R), a scientifically validated formulation of 29 fruits, vegetables, and herbs shown to inhibit free radical production and optimize cellular metabolic activity within the body — two key factors in strengthening the immune system. 

 

3. Echinacea

The echinacea plant has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. It contains powerful elements like polysaccharides and glycoproteins which are known to bolster immunity, particularly against the common cold. While that factor alone is enough to sign us up, properties in echinacea can also help fight ailments caused by viruses (aka flus) as well as a multitude of infections by helping your body produce white blood cells — the immune system’s real MVP’s.


These days, echinacea is everywhere in the form of teas, but for extra convenience and the benefits of additional immune-boosting ingredients, reach for Terra Origin Immunity Boost Tablets, specifically formulated to support a healthy and balanced immune response. These supplements can go anywhere with you and don’t require any brewing time. Win-win!  

 

4. Andrographis Leaf Extract

A lesser known soldier in the fight against illness, Andrographis leaf is a plant native to India and Sri Lanka that’s mostly been studied in the western world as a treatment for colds, flu and upper respiratory infections. Andrographis has been seen to exhibit top-notch antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunostimulating assets. 


Less common and harder to find than your run-of-the-mill multivitamin, Terra Origin has once again allowed you to hit the easy button by incorporating Andrographis leaf extract into our Immunity Boost Tablets. 

 

5. Ginger Root Extract

A common cooking ingredient today, ginger has been used medicinally since what seems like the dawn of time. A staple in Indian and Chinese medicine for millennia, ginger is recognized today for its hefty anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral effects.  

Fresh ginger can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores in its native gnarled root form and can be added to everything from stir-frys to smoothies. But if you’re not keen on the strong taste of raw ginger or simply prefer to consume it in a more potent (and convenient) form, be assured you’re getting the benefits of ginger root extract with your daily dose of Terra Origin’s Immunity Boost Tablets. 

 

Start kicking today!

Eating the rainbow (again, we’re talking fruits and veggies here, not colorful candy!) is always encouraged in order to get the benefits of vitamins and minerals plus healthy fiber and even some protein. But we all know that doesn’t happen at every meal — or even every day for many of us — and it's even more critical during these cold winter months. That’s why integrating supplements from Terra Origins is a super easy way to kickstart your immune system. Go ahead and make it easy on yourself.   



Article By: Danielle Hughes


Danielle Hughes is the Chief Personality Officer of More Than Words Marketing. She helps craft brand-focused content that connects with audiences and inspires action. Some of her more reputable clients include Discovery Channel, TD Bank, eBay, Visa, Gap, Google and more.


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