Strengthening your immune system using natural ingredients and listening to your body as often as possible – staying hydrated and well-rested - is a great way to protect your body and keep your immune system in good shape. With our range of shots, we are committed to providing the most naturally nutritious products we possibly can. And although at their conception we developed them to assist in performance and recovery, the combination of the ingredients in our shots make them exceptionally robust in their nutritional makeup – especially when it comes to keeping your immune system strong.
The star ingredient across our entire range and the reason behind our business' success, turmeric is an incredibly powerful, natural ingredient.
Turmeric's active ingredient – curcumin – is a potent anti-inflammatory and a strong antioxidant. This compound plays a crucial role in helping your body fight the low-level inflammation that can cause a variety of chronic illnesses – pretty impressive for a humble root!
Since turmeric is so potent in combating low-level chronic inflammation, it can be of real benefit to supporting immunity. Relieving the body of the stress of this inflammation can free up energy to be used in fighting infection and foreign bodies. To realise the benefits of curcumin, combining it with black pepper or piperine is essential – as this can increase its absorption in the body by up to 2000%.
Ginger is a natural ingredient commonly used to provide relief from colds and flu. Given its distinctive, dominant taste, it's one of those ingredients that always feels like it’s doing the job! But that 'feeling' is more than just psychological – ginger is proven across many fields to reduce nausea and to help the body naturally fight colds and mild flu.
Ginger too can activate T-cells – a crucial part of the adaptive immune system. Unfortunately, our body's production of T-cells reduces over the years and so regularly consuming ingredients such as ginger, that can keep these levels up, is always beneficial. Natural additions to your diet are necessary to replace the essential proteins your Thymus Gland no longer produces – consumption of fresh ginger (whether in a shot, drink or meal) is a great way to do this.
The main bioactive compound in ginger – gingerol – is responsible for much of its "superfood" status. Especially so when fighting viral infection – ginger can inhibit the growth of bacteria and is a fantastic natural ingredient to include as part of your diet all year round, in a bid to stay in optimum health.
While probably not the tastiest fruit to eat whole(!), lemons are a fantastic source of Vitamin C, which is a crucial vitamin, and antioxidant, that helps support the functions of the immune system. Packed full of minerals and essential oils, lemons have an array of health benefits. Since they're pretty sour when consumed on their own, we include squeezed fresh lemon in all of our shots, also acting as a natural preservative - to give our customers the nutritional benefit from this exotic citrus fruit.
The potassium contained in lemons can help to give the immune system a boost too. Squeezed lemon juice can also help balance the pH in the body, and a well-balanced pH is known to fortify immunity and maintain good health.
Consuming a balanced diet full of natural ingredients to ensure optimum levels of nutrition, is a good way to naturally shield the body and enhance our pre-built body's defence mechanisms.
Numerous surveys have shown convenience is the most significant factor preventing regular consumption of optimum levels of those key 'immunity boosting' natural ingredients, some of which are highlighted above. There are easier ways to get fresh lemon, ginger and turmeric into your diet, without feeling like a 'start-up' grocery store.
Our turmeric-based shots contain a healthy dose of them all, along with the other wonderful ingredients included inside every fresh 60ml bottle. They're a brilliant way to help keep your defences up, no matter how busy you are; and offer the convenience of taking an immunity-boosting shot, on-the-go, at any time of the day.