Having a strong immune system requires a healthy diet containing a balance of all essential nutrients, including protein. Protein is vital to build and repair body tissue and fight viral and bacterial infections. Immune system powerhouses such as antibodies and immune system cells rely on protein.
The immune system is made up of proteins and relies on new protein synthesis to function. Having too little protein in your diet can weaken your immune system.
The body uses amino acids found in dietary proteins to help build proteins within your body – these proteins include the ones that help make up your immune system. Proteins are also part of antibodies, interferon and complement proteins that support immune system cells or attack viruses, bacteria or other foreign substances in your body.
Daily Protein Requirements
Having a diet rich in protein is essential to keep your immune system strong. Every adult should consume at minimum the recommended dietary allowance for protein, which is generally 71 grams per day for pregnant and lactating women, 46 grams for other women and 56 grams for men, according to the Institute of Medicine.
Collagen Shots and Protein Smoothie are high in protein
It’s important to ensure that you get enough protein required for a strong immune system by eating a well-balanced diet and this is where Collagen Shots and Protein Smoothie can help to ensure that you are getting enough good quality protein.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and adding it to your diet at this special time may help to play an important role in boosting your immune system. Collagen Shots is an easy to digest drink which can be mixed up in water or added to a beverage of your choice. It gives you a concentrated form of 10g (10,000mg) of protein.
Protein Smoothie is our lean organic pea protein drink with added vitamins, fibre and healthy fats. It has a potent amount of 21g of protein to provide a filling nutritional boost to your diet.
Both drinks are easy to use options and have the benefit of having a 2-year shelf life, so you don’t have to worry about expiry dates.
We recommend that you include Collagen Shots and Protein Smoothie with other healthy protein-rich options including fish, lean meat, low-fat dairy foods, legumes, soy products and nuts.
How hydration can help to boost immunity
Water intake can have many positive benefits for your immune system, including but not limited to aiding in digestion and preventing possible pathogens like a virus or bacteria from getting into the eyes, nose and mouth. Staying hydrated helps all the body’s defences function properly. Adding H3O Hydration to your water daily can help to create healthy cellular hydration levels. H3O Hydration also contains elderflower a known immunity booster containing high levels of vitamin C.
Other Important Nutrients
In addition to protein deficiency, other nutrient deficiencies may also weaken your immune system. Read our blog on immunity boosting foods and tips.
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