Prioritizing immune health is more crucial than ever before. Applying hygienic habits to your daily life, such as washing hands and keeping a safe social distance from people who may be contagious, is a simple starting point. On top of that, there are a few more things you can do to make sure you and your family enjoy a healthy year.

Prioritizing immune health with proper nutrients

Micronutrients like selenium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc are great ways to boost your immunity. Bee pollen, ginger, and fruits and vegetables have antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can support a healthy immune system. Adding lemon juice to your water can help your body support beneficial bacteria.

To help your body fill any nutritional gaps, a quality daily multivitamin supplement is important. ASEA®VIA®Source is a whole-food micronutrient complex daily multivitamin that sources plant-based glycoprotein ferment to create a matrix your body can recognize. This process gives you the daily building blocks that support cellular health, general nutrition, and wellness throughout your body.*

Drink enough water to maintain gut health

To help your body eliminate everyday toxins from the food you eat and the air you’re breathing, you must drink enough water. A healthy digestive system starts with adequate hydration so that your body can maintain efficient elimination. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommend a daily fluid intake of 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men and 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.

A daily probiotic like ASEA®VIA®Biome can help restore gut flora and aid in efficient digestion. The billions of microbes living in your gut are a unique community of organisms whose whole job is to protect you from invasive bacteria and extract nutrients from your food. VIA® Biome contains 16 probiotic strains that nourish your microbiome and soothe your digestive system. By maintaining healthy lipid levels and healthy inflammatory response, your body will be more likely to experience better immune health.*

Keep your body moving and your lymphatic system flowing

People generally understand that exercise has numerous benefits, but they often overlook the importance of exercise to your lymphatic system, a network of vessels that carry fluid throughout the body. According to Ohio State University Medical Center, the lymphatic system’s primary role during physical activity is to assist in the regulation of fluid and plasma proteins in your cardiovascular system. Lymph fluid helps carry waste to the bloodstream, kidneys, colon, and lungs for elimination. Exercise helps release blockage and promote healthy nutrients to travel and eliminate waste from your body.

Taking a 30-minute brisk walk or doing yoga once a day can help your immune cells travel to where they are needed in your body. Muscle contractions help drive the healthy flow of your lymph fluids to keep you healthy and clear of toxins. ASEA®VIA®Lifemax is an active lifestyle and vitality supplement that supports antioxidant activity, a healthy immune system, a better inflammatory response due to an active lifestyle, and cardiovascular health. Take it before or after a workout and experience its benefits.*

Don’t sweat the small stuff

Relieving stress is key to immune health. Negative thoughts can manifest into chemical reactions that affect your body by decreasing immunity. The good news is that positive thoughts and laughter can release neuropeptides to help fight stress and severe illness. According to the American Heart Association, laughter enables you to cope with difficult situations, improve mood, and produce a natural painkiller. A recent study found that hospital volunteers who visited sick children at hospitals helped their psychological well-being and ability to heal from acute and chronic disorders.

Even when things seem overwhelming, know that there are ways to smile and laugh with coworkers, neighbors, family, and friends. Read an uplifting book, watch a funny television show, or play fetch with your silly dog—all guaranteed ways to keep you looking at the bright side.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.