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Biohacks Part 5: Supplements

Supplements, as the name would imply, are only meant to be added to a diet that is missing the right amount.

Certain things are hard to come by in the foods we eat or in the quantities we consume.

Let's look at some well researched and proven supplements that aid in immune health.

Zinc: Zinc has been found to help produce and activate T-cells. T-cells help the body fight off infections. The more T-cells are activated, the quicker and easier your body can fight off an infection.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation. Remember inflammation is often the start of disease. (This is why we are always told to take Vitamin C ahead of feeling a cold coming on.)

Vitamin D: Vitamin D helps with maintaining the production of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. The sun will normally produce this effect, but often we don't get enough sunlight. Blood rich in calcium and phosphorus aids in helping fight infection.

Elderberry: is full of anti-inflammatory agents and ingredients that aid in probiotic health. Elderberry is often on the anti-viral and anti-infection list of home remedies.

Kombucha: Kombucha is a fermented green tea and is one of the best sources for a jolt of probiotics. Not only is it rich is probiotic, but it's also full of antioxidants.

Make an appointment with one of our instructors for advice on supplements and the best workout for you and your body!

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