In winter, the issue of working on immunity is especially relevant - frequent colds, epidemics and lack of sun will surely make themselves felt, and sometimes even people with good health can feel all the "charms" of a decline in immunity.
Causes and signs of poor immunity
After suffering diseases, the immune system is very weakened, therefore, during this period, it is imperative to pay attention to your health. Poor quality products and bad habits also harm the immune system, already weakened by a bad environment. Poor quality food directly affects vitamin and mineral levels. The less they enter the body, the worse the immunity.
Factors such as old age, chronic diseases and diseases that directly affect immunity can also be the reasons for poor immunity.
And here are some signs of poor immunity: wounds heal for a long time; you are often sick and do not recover well; rashes on the skin of various nature, poor condition of the skin, nails and hair; weakness and fatigue; pains of an unknown nature.
When working on improving immunity, there are factors that we cannot influence, for example, age. If a low level of immunity is associated with diseases, then it is imperative to undergo a full course of treatment and rehabilitation.
But directly in our hands - to establish nutrition and, accordingly, the supply of vitamins and minerals. The easiest way is to choose a multivitamin complex that will provide us with all the necessary substances.
What vitamins are needed for immunity
Vitamin A - retinol - vitamin of beauty and health. Very important for skin, hair and nails. Also, this vitamin improves vision and is very beneficial for the eyes (remember - eat carrots for good vision). Retinol is a powerful antioxidant. If you want to slow down aging, you need retinol. You can get it not only from carrots. Sources include pumpkin, potatoes, peach, avocado, apricots, liver, egg yolk, fish, and so on. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that should be kept in mind when including sources in your diet.
B vitamins - vitamins for the nervous system. They also help us avoid stress. The most readily available sources of these vitamins are rye bread, potatoes, and tomatoes. In addition to these products, sources of B vitamins are: buckwheat, cottage cheese, milk, oatmeal. They say about the lack of B vitamins: poor sleep, melancholic moods, dizziness.
Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Everyone knows this vitamin. As soon as we get sick, we drink tea with lemon. The main function of this vitamin is to maintain the entire immune system in order. We can get a colossal amount of it from parsley, currants, viburnum and kiwi.
Vitamin E - the “neighbor” of vitamin A - is very often present in complexes together, it is also fat-soluble. Vitamin E is needed not only for our immune system and beauty - it is essential for the health of the female reproductive system. Therefore, when choosing a complex of vitamins, pay attention that it contains tocopherol - vitamin E. The main sources of vitamin E are vegetable unrefined oils, especially flaxseed and olive. Be sure to include them in your diet - you can drink them neat in the morning, or you can season salads and use them in cooking.
If you decide to choose a vitamin complex, it is still advisable to consult with a specialist so as not to make a fatal mistake. And remember that vitamins are taken as a course, and well-established nutrition, which will provide you with all the necessary substances - forever.