How the CEO of a Global Nutrition Company Keeps a Strong Immune System
Nothing is more alarming than an invisible threat.
If you think about it, a pandemic is pretty much one of the worst possible scenarios we could have to face. There have been plenty of movies that feature super-contagious diseases that play directly to this universal fear. While Hollywood might have a flair for the dramatic, real history has its own examples of catastrophic events.
From 1347 to 1351, the “Black Death” was nothing short of horrifying. This bubonic plague was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100-200 million people worldwide. Now granted, we know a whole lot more about basic hygiene and medicine that they did back then. But other examples hit a little closer to home.
Just over one hundred years ago, the Spanish Influenza infected an estimated 500 million people. Of those, between 30-50 million lost their lives.
Even more recently…
Between 1956-1958, an outbreak of H2N2 influenza named the Asian Flu killed up to 2 million people. 69,800 of those deaths occurred in the United States.
In 1968, a Category 2 flu pandemic spread across Asia, India, Australia, and the U.S. Now referred o as the “Hong Kong Flu,” its death toll is estimated at around 1 million people.
Even more recently, we’ve had the Swine Flu and the Bird Flu. Luckily, they were nowhere near as catastrophic. But in terms of how quickly they spread, they were of the same concern.
As of this writing, the first case of the coronavirus in the U.S. where the victim didn’t leave the country – or have contact with anyone who left the country – was reported in San Diego.
Now, the point fo this article isn’t to spread fear. It’s to spread awareness. Contagious viruses like these are not going to simply stop coming around. The world’s population is rising, and modern travel is bringing us closer together than ever. It’s time to take a serious look at our options for maximizing our defense against the spread of these types of diseases.
It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
“It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness.”
-Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
To date, there have been 83,379 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (or COVID-19). The number of fatalities is approaching 3,000. While most officials are not hitting the panic button yet, the unsettling fact is we just don’t know the full scale of how this will play out.
The CDC is restating the advice it cites every cold and flu season: cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, stay home if you’re ill, wash your hands. They’re not new or exciting measures, but they’re still vital.
But is not touching our eyes with dirty hands really the best we can do?
Boosting the Immune System: More Important Than Ever
In a nutshell, your immune system is a unique combination of chemicals, cells, and organs that fight off infection and combat inflammation.
Proper rest, reducing stress, and exercise are all great ideas to keep your immune system running in tip-top shape.
But I knew there was something more we could do.
As the founder of a nutritional supplement company, I’ve spent years researching vitamins and minerals. But as the brother of a cop and brother-in-law of a nurse, I knew I had to take my knowledge further.
Given the nature of my family members’ jobs, I wanted to give them everything possible to stay healthy. They’re right on the front lines of germs and pathogens, and their immune systems get put to the test daily.
So I dove back into studying the body’s response to certain compounds. In staying true to our company’s ethos, all-natural ingredients were the only options. I knew that there had to be certain items straight from Mother Nature to help us stay healthy and fight off disease.
As it turns out, I was right.
Here’s what I found.
Chlorella. Talk about one amazing algae. This single-celled, freshwater algae is giving Spirulina a run for its money. And for good reason. Chlorella has been awarded the coveted “superfood” title thanks to its dense profile of healthy nutrients.
The natural chlorophyll in Chlorella is a potent antioxidant, helping to eliminate harmful free radicals. Also, a study showed that Chlorella supplementation leads to increased production of those awesome antibodies we’ve been talking about. (1)
And then there’s the protein, fiber, Omega-3s, minerals, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, and other antioxidants that are naturally found in this algae.
See why they call it a superfood?
Elderberry. In 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine,” referred to the Elderberry tree as his “medicine chest.”
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, this underrated berry has been shown to have a major impact on boosting the immune system, reducing stress, and protecting the heart.
One study (2) took a group of people who were experiencing flu-like symptoms and gave them an elderberry supplement. On average, their symptoms subsided four days faster than a control group who received a placebo.
Tumeric. From superfoods to a super spice, Tumeric is the real deal. The active compound in Tumeric is curcumin. Aside from antioxidant properties, it is a huge anti-inflammatory contributor.
Tumeric also promotes what’s known as immunomodulating. This is a fancy word that means it stimulates a positive immune response pretty much across the board. Think of it as helping your immune system to self-regulate and perform the actions it needs to for each specific threat.
Mushrooms. There are over 10,000 kinds of different mushrooms. And now, we will discuss each one in-depth.
But in determining ways to boost the immune system, certain varieties of mushrooms absolutely have to be in the conversation.
Medicinal mushrooms date back thousands of years in Eastern medicine. And they’ve stood the test of time. Here’s a brief intro to the fungal immunity all-stars:
- Reishi – IN addition to being packed with antioxidants, what makes Reishi mushrooms unique is their ability to chill you out. Their active compound, triterpene, produces a calming effect. The soothing goodness also facilitates better sleep, which we already know is crucial.
- Lion’s Mane – more antioxidants (notice a theme here?). Lion’s Man boosts your production of a protein called Nerve Growth Factor. It also helps support myelin, which insulates nerve fibers. All of this means improved cognition, less stress.
- Chaga – Rockstars of anti-inflammation. Chaga mushrooms also combat LDL, the bad cholesterol
- Shiitake – A healthy heart and proper circulation keep flushing toxins out of your system. Shiitake mushrooms contain what are known as phytonutrients to facilitate this process.
- Turkey Tail – The shrooms are rich in polysaccharide-K, a compound that stimulates an immune response that specially targets any cancerous cells.
- Cordyceps – The workout mushroom! This type is known for boosting both blood flow and oxygen utilization. Cordyceps have been shown to increase exercise performance and recovery (3)
- Maitake – These contain beta-glucans that contribute to the immunomodulation discussed above. Anit-cancer, anti-inflammatory…pretty much anti all the bad stuff.
Synergistic Power Turbocharges The Immune System
What’s cool about the nutritional compounds listed above is how they have the potential to work in synergy. For example, in addition to a potent dose of antioxidants, the mushroom complex also adds nootropic and calming effects. With these cognitive benefits, sleep can be enhanced, and anxiety can be alleviated. Both of these play a key role in an optimally-running immune system. It’s like an immune-booster you can feel.
When I realized I could not only help the first responders in my family turbocharge their immune systems, but also help combat some of the stress associated with those jobs, it was a no-brainer.
This is why we’re now finalizing a daily immunity product that provides your immune system with this synergistic arsenal of immunity boosters. I sincerely believe that my research has proven the best defense against dangerous pathogens is not to let them infiltrate your system in the first place. Trying to treat the flu is always harder than it is to catch it before it takes root. But you have to be proactive…not reactive.
Join Team Organisource Today!
We’re dedicated to finding mother natures best kept secrets and delivering them right to your door.
Always Straight From the Source.
© 2020 Vitality Vitamins, LLC.
Stay up to Date
Subscribe to our Newsletter and get 20% off your next order
Join the Tribe