Orgain’s Immune Supporting ProductsOct 28, 2020 ● By Acacia Wright
Now more than
ever, it is important to keep your immune system strong! We all
acknowledge the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but the daily demands and
stressors of a busy lifestyle can influence our food choices. Eating the right
foods not only helps us stay healthy but supports our immune system’s defenses
against infection. Outlined below are particular
nutrients of importance to maintain the health of our immune system, followed
by Orgain products that contain them.
Immune Supporting Ingredients
Protein: Protein is vital to build and repair tissues in the body. You need protein to create antibodies and cells that attack infections. If you don’t consume enough protein, you’ll manufacture fewer white blood cells to combat antigens and your immune system won’t operate at full strength.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that supports the immune system by stimulating the activity of white blood cells which help to protect the body against infection.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D supports the function of immune cells that protect your body against pathogens.
Zinc: Zinc is an essential micronutrient that’s needed for normal development and functioning of immune cells. It also supports wound healing.
Iron: Iron supports the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells that combat pathogens and prevent infection.
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 is essential in the formation of healthy red blood cells and aids in maintaining the lymphatic system; a network of tissues and organs which helps protect the body from infection and disease.
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 supports white blood cell activity which are essential for proper immune system functioning.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that protects cells from damage and supports a healthy inflammatory response.
Vitamin A: Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system and protects against infections by keeping skin and tissues in the mouth, stomach, intestines and respiratory system healthy.
Folate/Folic Acid: Folate/Folic Acid helps create and repair cells’ DNA in
the body and plays an important role in the healthy balance of the immune system.
Selenium: Selenium is an important antioxidant that helps combat oxidative stress, which reduces inflammation and supports immune function.
Probiotics: Probiotics can influence the activity of our
own immune cells, regulating inflammation, barrier function, and cell-to-cell
signaling. A robust population of beneficial bacteria can help crowd out
Orgain Immunity Support Products
Orgain’s line of immunity supporting products makes it easy to keep your body supplied with the nutrients it needs to ward off illness. Each product featured provides a good to excellent source of at least 3 of the immune-supporting ingredients defined above.
These organic ready-to-drink shakes are perfect for busy, on-the-go lifestyles. Packed with protein, immune-supporting nutrients and a fruit and vegetable blend, these shakes make eating clean, stress-free, and effortless.
nutrient-packed products can help bolster the body’s defenses. With a new perspective on how you can
optimize your health, you can stress-less and focus more on what matters most.
Do your best to implement one or more of these immune-supporting products in
your daily routine and know your body is being regularly enriched and better
armed against flu and cold season.
Acacia Wright is a Denver-based dietitian and Orgain’s Nutrition Communications and Support Manager. As one of Orgain’s internal nutrition experts, she helps guide the company in science-based nutrition insight, content, and communications. Acacia is a Cum Laude graduate of Washington State University, where she also completed her post-graduate dietetic internship. Her experience is diverse, having worked in a variety of settings which include weight management, sports nutrition, clinical, and private practice. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the following Dietetic Practice Groups: Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) and Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC).