Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with restrictions lifted, it’s the perfect chance to head out for a romantic meal with a loved one – or a first date.
But with mixing in busy public spaces or potentially sharing that first kiss, what are the natural ways to protect yourself against Covid-19 or the so-called “kissing disease” glandular fever?
Dr Karl Skriner, is an immunologist with over 100 published pieces of work with over 2,000 citations. He’s just created GoBeDo Immune Boosting Gum which a new scientific report shows could be an effective method of protection against Covid-19 as well as other viruses such as glandular fever.
Here are Dr Karl’s tips boosting your immune system naturally:
Load up on the fruit and veg
Many supplements out there claim to supply the body with high-quality nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and other compounds. However, you can also get these nutrients from food, provided you get your dose of fruit and vegetables. Eating plenty of green vegetables and fruits, even if it’s just a few portions a day, will add up to long-term immunity and health.
Get fit, even in small doses
Exercise strengthens your body and helps keep excess weight off. In turn, it can also help prevent a multitude of debilitating health issues (such as lower risks of heart disease). This will then go a long way in preventing yourself from getting sick in the first place.
The best part? You don’t have to spend more than a few minutes each day exercising. You don’t even need equipment – just head out for a 20 minute brisk walk each day.
There is tonnes of content online including YouTube video tutorials and live streams that can help you get fit with nothing but floor space and maybe a yoga mat.
Stop smoking now
It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you. As well as the diseases you are exposing yourself to when you smoke, you’re also putting a strain on your body’s antioxidants, such as glutathione.
Glutathione is part of the body’s first line of defence against infection, and smoking lowers it. Smoking also lowers vitamin C levels, another nutrient we’ve come to know as a primary immune booster. Put two and two together, and you understand why smoking makes you more prone to infections.
Go easy on the bottoms up
Like smoking, drinking alcohol can be habitual, putting you at risk of developing diseases related to excessive alcohol consumption, such as fatty liver.
Some studies say alcohol intake can impair immune cells. Essentially, when you’re drunk, your immune cells are drunk too. Your immune cells have problems locating or detecting harmful microorganisms, which puts you at risk of serious infections. On top of this, it will also take you more time to recover.
Get more Z’s
Sleep is one of the most underrated aspects of maintaining a healthy body. In fact, one of the most critical aspects of getting stronger and building muscle is sleeping and not training, explaining why bodybuilders are so strict with their sleep schedule.
Sleep is the only time the body can focus on recovery. It doesn’t have to juggle digesting lunch, thinking about work, and keeping you cool or warm.
When we sleep, the body goes into recovery mode, which is a plethora of processes that replenish lost or damaged cells, funnel nutrients more efficiently to where the body needs them, heal wounds, and of course, regenerate immune cells.
Chew on GoBeDo
Another slightly more unusual way to boost your immunity, that’s been proven by science, is chewing a special immune-boosting gum called GoBeDo. Even after half an hour of the first chew, initial studies show a brand new peppermint gum could be an effective method of protection against Covid-19.
Because of Covid-19’s high infection rate, the development of methods and tools to curb the spread of the virus have been the focus of the medical and scientific community. One compound of particular interest at the moment is Chitosan. The idea behind GoBeDo chewing gum is to put a long-lasting layer of Chitosan in our mouths, which also happens to be where the virus is likely to enter.
When Covid-19 travels through our mouths, it’s met with Chitosan particles, which could significantly weaken the virus’s potential to infect the body.
Armed with these simple methods of boosting your immunity naturally, there’s no need to live in fear of going out and about. Staying healthy and active is key to keeping your immune system in tip top shape.
GoBeDo Immune Boosting Peppermint Gum with Chitosan and Zinc is gluten and sugar free. It’s available from the GoBeDo website priced at £5.99 for a 3-pack of 9 gums.