ASEA Reviews: How to Fortify Your Immune System with Redox Signaling and Other Methods
For the first time in roughly 100 years, the world is experiencing a global pandemic. Hand washing and mask wearing have suddenly become the new normal. Hygiene and health are front and center in the news and in peoples’ minds. And social media is being inundated with hilarious memes and gifs on how to survive a pandemic.
The focus seems to mainly be on how to keep germs away from you, but what is equally important is how to build up your immune system for when germs do get into your body. Because everyone knows, even with diligent hand washing, there’s still a chance you can get sick.
If your attempts at wellness were a soccer team, the goalie would be the soap and hot water you use to clean your hands. His job would be to stop the germs before they make it into your body. But even the best goalie can’t stop all the balls, just like your best efforts can’t stop all the germs. That is why it is so important to have a strong immune system.
The immune system is in place not only to stop the germs from entering, but to fight them once they get inside. When a virus enters the body, the immune system goes to work by heating the body up with a fever so it can mass-produce white blood cells, which attack germs.
So the question is: What steps can be taken to strengthen the immune system so that when the germs do get inside, they can be defeated?
Immune System and Microbiome
The first line of immune defense is your stomach. That’s right. If a person gets germs on their hands and then touches their mouth, the germs have found a way into the body. Fortunately, the digestive tract is usually able to kill the germs.
Microbiomes are beneficial bacterial organisms that exist in the gut. Their role is to trigger the immune system to fight viruses that have entered the body through the mouth. They also help the digestive system break down and absorb all the vitamins and nutrients in the foods that pass through it. Taking a supplement that includes microbiomes, prebiotics, and probiotics is like swallowing a microscopic army.
It’s only lately that doctors and scientists are realizing how important cellular health is in maintaining overall health and wellness. Cells are the building blocks of the body, and without a strong foundation, health will crumble. Targeting cellular health is important for several reasons.
- When something goes wrong on a cellular level, cells send out a redox signaling molecule. This molecule is the cell’s way of signaling the genes that something is wrong and needs fixing. Redox signaling is the first step in staying healthy.
- When germs, sicknesses, viruses, toxins, or diseases are detected, the immune system reacts on a cellular level to attack the problem.
- If cells aren’t functioning properly, they can start producing mutated cells instead of healthy cells.
- Healthy cell function slows the outward signs of aging.
- Healthy cell function also improves energy, stamina, and post-workout recovery time.
Some ways to improve cellular health are:
- Taking a high-quality vitamin and mineral supplement, preferably something that includes plant extracts and a microbiome complex
- Consuming an antioxidant-rich diet
- Exercising regularly
- Staying hydrated
- Avoiding sugar and unhealthy fats
- Taking a supplement that encourages redox signaling
Stay Healthy, Stay Safe
There are lots of things you can do to support your immune system and health. Hygiene, social distancing, and hand washing are incredibly important. But so are the things going on inside of your body.
Invest your time into learning about health and wellness, and do not be afraid to invest in the products that can truly help. You are worth the cost of good health. Your body is the only one you will ever have. Take care of it so it can take care of you.