Now more than ever, it is important to keep your immune system strong! We all acknowledge the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but the daily demands and stressors of a busy lifestyle can influence our food choices. Eating the right foods not only helps us stay healthy but supports our immune system’s defenses against infection. Outlined below are particular nutrients of importance to maintain the health of our immune system, followed by Orgain products that contain them.
Immune Supporting Ingredients
Protein: Protein is vital to build and repair tissues in the body. You need protein to create antibodies and cells that attack infections. If you don’t consume enough protein, you’ll manufacture fewer white blood cells to combat antigens and your immune system won’t operate at full strength.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that supports the immune system by stimulating the activity of white blood cells which help to protect the body against infection.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D supports the function of immune cells that protect your body against pathogens.
Zinc: Zinc is an essential micronutrient that’s needed for normal development and functioning of immune cells. It also supports wound healing.
Iron: Iron supports the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells that combat pathogens and prevent infection.
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 is essential in the formation of healthy red blood cells and aids in maintaining the lymphatic system; a network of tissues and organs which helps protect the body from infection and disease.
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 supports white blood cell activity which are essential for proper immune system functioning.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that protects cells from damage and supports a healthy inflammatory response.
Vitamin A: Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system and protects against infections by keeping skin and tissues in the mouth, stomach, intestines and respiratory system healthy.
Folate/Folic Acid: Folate/Folic Acid helps create and repair cells’ DNA in the body and plays an important role in the healthy balance of the immune system.
Selenium: Selenium is an important antioxidant that helps combat oxidative stress, which reduces inflammation and supports immune function.
Probiotics: Probiotics can influence the activity of our own immune cells, regulating inflammation, barrier function, and cell-to-cell signaling. A robust population of beneficial bacteria can help crowd out harmful bacteria
Orgain Immunity Support Products
Orgain’s line of immunity supporting products makes it easy to keep your body supplied with the nutrients it needs to ward off illness. Each product featured provides a good to excellent source of at least 3 of the immune-supporting ingredients defined above.
These organic ready-to-drink shakes are perfect for busy, on-the-go lifestyles. Packed with protein, immune-supporting nutrients and a fruit and vegetable blend, these shakes make eating clean, stress-free, and effortless.
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These protein powders provide the greatest versatility when it comes to tailoring your nutrition. Sure, they are great in a shaker bottle mixed with almond milk, but if you really want to up your nutrition, pull out that blender and make a smoothie. Add in a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables to complement the immune-supporting nutrients already contained within the products below.
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Our almond milk, both unsweetened and lightly sweetened, contain 10g of organic plant protein – that’s 10x the protein in most almond milk. This plant-based milk alternative also provides 15% of your daily value of vitamin D and 10% of your daily value of iron.
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These organic, nutrient-packed products can help bolster the body’s defenses. With a new perspective on how you can optimize your health, you can stress-less and focus more on what matters most. Do your best to implement one or more of these immune-supporting products in your daily routine and know your body is being regularly enriched and better armed against flu and cold season.