What’s the easiest way to support health? The answer is quite simple: Hydration. Drinking plenty of pure, filtered water and herbal tea helps keep your immune system, circulation, digestion, metabolism and brain in top shape.
Experts continue to debate how much fluid we need to drink every day, but many health proponents agree that chronic health conditions can be related to dehydration. A chronically dry state leads to inflammation, impaired circulation, immune suppression, digestive troubles, brain fog and more.
The good news is that there are a number of natural solutions that help to hydrate your systems while delivering additional immune and overall health benefits.
The Timeless Remedy
One of the best—and oldest—recommendations for acute immune support is a simple cup of hot water with fresh lemon and ginger. This is an excellent immune-boosting, hydrating and energizing beverage containing an abundance of antioxidants and nutrients, including vitamin C and other essential compounds for immunity and overall vitality.
Chai tea is an excellent immune booster and health tonic. The commonly used spice blends in chai, include: ginger, fennel, cardamom, cinnamon, and others that naturally support the immune system, soothe digestion, balance metabolism, and help fight aging and cognitive decline. Chai is usually combined with black or green tea, both of which are also shown to support immune function.
Matcha is a concentrated powdered green tea that has been used traditionally in Japanese tea ceremonies. Matcha has approximately ten times the power of green tea, and while it contains caffeine, it also has the beneficial calming effects of theanine, which helps balance out the effects of caffeine.
Green drinks are great ways to support immunity year-round. Greens like cereal grasses, green vegetables and micro-algae help to alkalize your system, which creates an inhospitable environment for pathogens and unhealthy cells. Greens also provide antioxidants and an abundance of nutrients shown to nourish and boost immune cells, even on a genetic level.
The Power of Medicinal Mushrooms
For a powerful, soothing immune beverage that offers fast-acting support when you need it most, ecoNugenics
recommends MycoPhyto® Complex
powder. This targeted formula contains six medicinal mushrooms, including Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake and Coriolus
, grown indoors in the United States on a blend of immune and cellular-supportive herbs. This revolutionary cultivation process fortifies the mushrooms with additional health benefits, for a potent immune formula that offers both acute and long-term support.*
One recent clinical study published in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms showed oral intake of the mushroom species, Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), promoted healthy lymphocyte activity in young subjects, supporting its use as a safe and effective immune health supplement.
Proper hydration supports the immune system by boosting communication between immune cells while flushing out bacteria and viruses. Drinking plenty of fresh, filtered water provides a vital foundation for healthy immunity. You can enhance these benefits by adding in nutrient-dense natural ingredients including herbs and spices, medicinal mushrooms and powerful superfoods, for daily immune and overall health.