Facing the Cold Truth

Winter turns up the volume on colds and the flu like a seasonal barometer of sick days ahead. Unfortunately, the drop in temperature increases the spread of viruses. For example, rhinoviruses that cause colds may replicate even better in chilly weather and influenza viruses get a transmission boost in winter.

If you live in a climate that chills out in the winter season, then you become more susceptible to catching a cold or the flu. To be clear, cold weather does not cause colds or the flu. That’s the fault of viruses. However, cold weather does increase your exposure to these sickening microorganisms.

In Support of Your Immune System

Your immune system is normally on high alert for the presence of microorganisms that can cause health problems, but winter weather can depress this defense system in several ways:

  1. Lower temperatures can lower the immune response.
  2. Reduced intake of vitamin D, which is a micronutrient that helps the immune system resist viruses.
  3. Protective white blood cells can be restricted from reaching the mucous membrane when cold air narrows blood vessels in the upper respiratory tract.

Exercising habitually, sleeping regularly and eating healthily are ways to keep your immune system working optimally throughout all seasons.

Exercise routines support the entire body, not just your immune system, which is very responsive to physical activity. And exercise helps you to sleep well. Regular sleep allows your body to recover and readjust from the stressors of the day, helping to keep your immune system in balance.

Primarily plant-based food intake supports your immune system by providing your body with what it needs to fight off infection. Plants provide a wealth of nutrients that include vitamins and minerals as well as phytonutrients, all of which maintain cellular health and homeostasis—body balance that allows optimal functioning of your immune system.

Plant-based food also delivers antioxidants from its wealth of nutrients, and antioxidants support and strengthen the immune system by neutral­izing free radicals that would otherwise damage DNA, cells, tissue and organs. The greater the number and diversity of antioxidants, the better for your body.

The seven ingredients in Proancynol 2000 offer an effective way to supplement your body’s antioxidants, multiplying the numbers and diversity of these protective molecules. Here are just three examples of three immune-supportive ingredients in Proancynol 2000:

  1.  Grape seed extract has been shown to prevent oxidative damage to lymphocytes (immune cells) by neutralizing reactive oxygen species (ROS).
  2. The diversity of compounds present in green tea extract show potential for modulating the innate immune system, adaptive immune system and intestinal immune system.
  3. Recent research shows potential for using alpha-lipoic acid to counteract the impact of viruses on the body.

To add even more antioxidant protection to your healthy food intake, take Proancynol 2000.

Published by The AIM Companies

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