Boosting your immune system is easier than you think. From getting more sleep to drinking infection-fighting vitamins, try these tricks to keep fighting fit…
1. Sip immune system-boosting drinks
Yes, a drink can boost your immune system. In fact, all of our brews do exactly that, thanks to something we’re calling ImmunoBoost™ technology. This tech harnesses Beta Glucan – a molecule linked to a stronger immune system – with a delivery system known as Isotonic SuperLiquid™. The liquid gets all that health-enhancing goodness into your bloodstream fast. Then, once there, it targets any threats and helps to destroy them. It’s in all of our drinks, but you’ll find a supercharged dose in the Mude ImmunoBoost™ brew, which gives you a strengthening infusion of ashwagandha plant for good measure.
2. Eat and drink less sugar
Loading up on sugar can harm the immune system cells that keep bacteria at bay, so lean towards healthier food and drinks. (Psst… all of our brews are low in sugar.) Brightly coloured fruits and vegetables are also believed to help strengthen your system, so try adding citrus fruits, kale, spinach, carrots and sweet potato to your shopping list.
3. Get plenty of sleep
Sleep makes everything better, including your body’s ability to fend off infection and inflammation. The National Sleep Foundation says that, without proper sleep, your body makes fewer cytokines, which are a type of protein that regulates the immune response. So, get your seven to nine hours, and if you find yourself tossing and turning, read our easy-to-follow guide on how to get more sleep.
4. Dial stress levels down
It’s easier said than done, we know, but stress can weaken your immune system, as it causes a spike in cortisol that makes it harder for your body to heal. To keep worry levels in check, look to calming rituals like yoga or meditation, both of which can easily be done at home. Simply search through YouTube or Instagram Live for videos and techniques to follow, then experience some zen in your day-to-day. Which brings us to our next point…
5. Take time to chill
Even if you have to schedule it in between Zoom calls and work deadlines, giving yourself time to chill (and, ultimately, avoiding burn-out) can work wonders for balancing your immune system. Read a book, watch TV, go for a walk… do anything that puts your mind completely at rest. Then, drink Mude Chill, which is infused with that ImmunoBoost™ technology we mentioned, plus a calming cocktail of chamomile and ashwagandha plant.
6. Book in for a massage
According to a study from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, having a 45-minute massage can increase the number of lymphocytes in your body. These lymphocytes are white blood cells, known for defending the body from disease, which can only mean one thing: massages are officially a must-have. The study also concluded that a massage can reduce levels of cortisol, which explains why you feel so relaxed and de-stressed after each appointment.