We’re going to remember 2020 as the year when COVID-19 swept across the planet and affected people everywhere. It’s true that COVID-19 has changed our lives enormously and because of this, many of us are considering how we can boost our immune system more effectively.
Medical commentator and author of a number of top-selling books on diet and nutrition, Dr Michael Mosley, says that while COVID-19 is a deadly virus with the potential to kill, there are ways to boost our immune system which may help us beat it.
Some of Dr Mosley’s recommendations for strengthening your immune system include: losing weight; fasting two days a week (not consecutively); switching to the Mediterranean Diet; getting more sleep; eating more fibre; exercising more; and reducing stress.
What else can you do to boost your immune system?
As well as eating well, there are now more supplements coming onto the market which can boost your immune system effectively and Hab Shifa ImmuneQ is one of these. This supplement is a blend of Black Seed (Nigella sativa), Zinc and Vitamin C, and this combination is designed to support healthy immune system function.
As well as supporting your immune system, ImmuneQ acts as an antioxidant by reducing free radicals formed in the body – and it also helps to relieve inflammation. With all of these benefits, it’s obvious a supplement like this could be helpful in the times we’re experiencing right now.
What’s the science behind it?
Each capsule of ImmuneQ contains:
- 100 mg powdered Nigella sativa seed
- 50 mg of Zinc amino acid chelate (Equivalent to zinc 10 mg)
- 500 mg of Vitamin C
Why are these three components important to your immune system?
Black Seed (Nigella Sativa): Black Seed is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which supports the body’s healthy immune and inflammatory response. There are over 700 studies showing the health benefits of the Black Seed and its oil. Modern research has shown that Black Seed may aid to reduce pathogen load within the body through its anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and antioxidant properties. The inclusion of Black Seed in ImmuneQ helps maintain the body’s immune response, and most importantly makes the Zinc and Vitamin C easier to absorb and fully bio-available.
Zinc: ImmuneQ contains Zinc – an essential mineral required for a well-functioning immune system. Zinc aids to reduce DNA damage, inflammation and oxidative stress. Supplementation with Zinc can restore immune system function and speed up recovery. Studies in healthy adults have found that zinc supplementation can reduce the duration of the common cold.
Vitamin C: Most commonly known for reducing the symptoms of cold and flu, Vitamin C works by working on the epithelial lining of the respiratory tract, where it functions as an immune-stimulating agent and assists to alleviate symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.
ImmuneQ has been specially formulated with these three ingredients and combined they work as a synergistic formulation which can give you stronger defence, resilience and recovery.
Who is Hab Shifa?
Hab Shifa is an Australian company which makes a range of products within the health industry. The company started out making Hab Shifa Black Seed Oil and this is still the only Black Seed Oil included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (TGA). ImmuneQ is also listed in the TGA.
You can find out more about ImmuneQ by visiting the product’s website at www.habshifa.com.au