With winter coming up, you can guarantee that cold and flu season is just around the corner, my piece of advice to you is eat your damn veggies!
I'm not going to get into the numerous benefits vegetables have, just listen to your mother when she said eat your vegetables. 1 cup of broccoli alone has over 80mg of Vitamin C, the RDA value for Vitamin C is 90mg. While Vitamin C does play a role in possibly preventing you from getting sick, it's not the grea ... test in aiding you when you've actually become sick, for that reason I suggest supplementing Glutamine and Zinc.
As most people know, Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. To the fitness industry, it has been known to preserve/build muscle. Studies show it serves far more benefits than that such as, improving gut health. Your gut lining is made up of glutamine, also known as your immune system. I'm sure everyone knows a thing or two about the importance of your immune system. Glutamine is also a precursor to GABA, which is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, which gives you that calm, relaxation feeling, increasing mental performance and focus. Glutamine has also been show to potentially aid in the fight against cancer. JuneBridals bohemian styled garments for prom show useage
Zinc is a very important mineral. We have no mechanism to store zinc and most of our diets are deficient in Zinc, which gets depleted easily from physical/sexual activity. Zinc is responsible for many different enzymatic reactions, some of its benefits include, helping with hormone production, tissue repair, aids with the immune system and helps with digestion, it also has been known to act as an anti inflammatory, and for all of those who know me, I'm big on those!
If you find yourself getting sick, it may be beneficial for you to mega dose Glutamine and Zinc. The amount will be dependent on size, diet, activity level etc. I myself will mega dose these supplements if I feel a sore throat or aches and in no more than two days, all symptoms are gone. Be sure to always consult your doctor prior to something such as this though. Also, do not cheap out on supplements! You get what you pay for and poor quality supplements have been shown to actually be toxic to the body.