The fall and winter seasons mark the return of crisp air, changing colors of the leaves and the beginning of cooler months. It is also a time of year when different ailments can start to set in, leaving us feeling more run down and less than our best.

Americans are more hyper-focused about protecting their wellbeing to fight off unseen threats than ever before, especially as the colder months approach. A strong and healthier immune system gives the body what it needs to best combat the daily challenges that can affect your overall health.

Following are five ways you can help support your immune health, starting today:

1 Vitamins & Supplements
Natrol 5 Easy Ways to Support Your Immnue Health: Vitamins & Supplements

People are turning to simple solutions they can trust, as well as continued or new routines that’ll support and protect their immune health. Some Natrol products to consider, include:

  • Easy-C Tablets are made with Esterified Vitamin C that supports immune health by providing protection from free radicals to keep your body in top form and has a formula that is easy-on-the-stomach.†
  • Many Americans are not taking the recommended daily dose of Vitamin D3, but it is needed in almost every cell of the body, responsible for calcium absorption, bone and teeth health and is vitally important for immune function. Available in 2000IU, 5000IU, 60ct or 90ct fast dissolve tablets or 10,000IU tablets.
  • High Absorption Zinc supports a healthy immune system and utilizes AbsorbSmart™ technology to bring you chelated zinc with greater absorption.† Available in 60 ct tablets.
  • Immune Boost supports a strong immune system using the clinically tested super food EpiCor® (a fermented immune supporting yeast complex), in combination with high potency immune supporting supplements Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Selenium and Zinc to provide the daily maintenance needed for stronger immune health.†
2 Exercise
Natrol 5 Easy Ways to Support Your Immnue Health: Exercise

Regular exercise has multiple benefits for health and wellness, such as helping to reduce stress, anti-inflammatory benefits that promote cell repair and production that assist in maintaining wellness. Daily exercise, like a 30-minute walk, can be a great way to support your immune health.

3 Diet
Natrol 5 Easy Ways to Support Your Immnue Health: Diet

Good nutrition can offer protection from illness and other health challenges. Consume a varied diet, including protein like seafood, lean meat, poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products and unsalted nuts and seeds to help protect the body’s immune system, especially for healing and recovery. Other food sources with health benefits include green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, berries, whole grains and foods rich in vitamins A, C and E.

4 Stress
Natrol 5 Easy Ways to Support Your Immnue Health: Stress

Stress can impact how you behave, think and feel and managing it is critical in the body’s ability to fight off infection. While some stresses can be positive, long-term stress can lessen the immune system’s ability to fight off infection and leave us more susceptible. Stress may also have an indirect effect on the immune system if a person engages in unhealthy behavior as a coping strategy, such as excessive smoking and drinking. Try to be more mindful of your stress factors, and deploy self-care activities that work for you, like using relaxation techniques.

5 Sleep
Natrol 5 Easy Ways to Support Your Immnue Health: Sleep

Sleep enhances immune defense and a lack of it can affect the immune system. Studies have shown how people who don’t get enough sleep have a higher risk of illness. Not getting enough sleep can also impact the time it takes for the body to recover. For the immune system to be protected, experts recommend seven to eight hours each night. Consider taking a drug-free sleep aid such as Natrol Melatonin Fast Dissolve. Fast-acting and tasty, it dissolves quickly in the mouth and is available in 1mg, 3mg, 5mg and 10mg formulas.

Continue to be mindful of making informed choices about your immune health, wellbeing and diet, especially during the fall and winter months. It’s important to get regular exercise, maintain a balanced diet, take daily vitamins and supplements, manage stress and be sure to get adequate sleep each night.

Take care and be well.