Linwoods Immune Support has been developed specifically to naturally support your immune system, containing only research-backed ingredients. Nutritionist Jane McClenaghan shares her nutritional insight on these ingredients and the specific benefits they provide for your immune system, especially during the winter months.
Support your Immune System Naturally
Our immune system is a complex network of barrier mechanisms, cells, organs and proteins that defends our body against infection from viruses, bacteria and other invaders that can affect our health. From our skin and our respiratory system to our gut and blood-brain barrier, our immune system is widespread throughout our body.
Generally we don’t think too much about how effective our immune system is until we are run down. Since the pandemic, many of us have been taking proactive steps through our diet and lifestyle to help support a healthy immune response.
Alongside eating more fruit and veg, packing extra ginger and turmeric into your diet and cutting back on sugars, a daily top up of Linwoods Immune Support is a great addition to a healthy diet to help add a little extra support to your nutritional first aid kit.
Linwoods Immune Support is a blend of, sprouted and milled flaxseed and milled hemp seed, with added brazil nuts, mushroom power, acerola and biocultures to help support a healthy immune system.
Some of the key benefits of this product include:
Our immune system needs sufficient protein for the production of white blood cells and optimal antibody production. Adding a 30g serving of Linwoods Immune Support to your morning porridge, lunchtime soup, or sprinkled on top of curry at dinnertime will add an extra pop of 7.5g protein to your day.
A source of key micronutrients
Brazil nuts are well known for their selenium content. A key nutrient for the immune system, selenium plays an important role in balancing inflammation, protecting our cells from oxidative stress and building resistance to viral infections.
The addition of shelled hemp adds a little extra iron to this product, and the combination of nuts and seeds provide a lovely source of zinc to our diet. All combined, this packs a decent punch of nutrition in one daily dose.
A 20g serving of Linwoods Immune Support provides 20mcg selenium, 1.8g zinc and 2.2g or iron.
When we think of vitamin C, most of us think of citrus fruit, but acerola is one of the richest sources of vitamin C available, containing 50-100 times that found in lemons and oranges. It is also a wonderful source of polyphenols, anthocyanins and flavonoids, with potent antioxidant properties. Acerola is an important ingredient in Linwoods Immune Support.
Mushrooms have traditionally been used to support immune function. Mushroom powder is a good source of vitamin B12 to help support energy levels, and provides polysaccharides known as beta-glucans, known to have immune modulating activity.
A well balanced and effective immune system depends on a healthy gut microbiome. Linwoods Immune Support has a combination of soluble and insoluble fibre in its ingredients, but it also has the added benefits of containing the natural bioculture Gaeden BC30 to help support digestive health and immune function.
Linwoods Immune Support contains sprouted and milled flaxseeds – a source of plant-based omega 3 fats. Omega 3s may help balance inflammation, one of the most important functions of a balanced and healthy immune system.
Linwoods have added a little extra vitamin D3 to this product. We know how important vitamin D is for building immunity, and at this time of year most of us could do with a little extra top up. Essential for the balance of T-cells and for mounting an adequate immune response, vitamin D3 is a key player in immune support.
A Daily Habit
When it comes to nutrition it is the little daily habits that make all the difference. Considering the effects of food on your Immune System, adding Linwoods Immune Support to your daily diet is worth trying.
Here’s how I suggest you incorporate Linwoods Immune Support to your daily routine:
- at breakfast – add a spoonful to your porridge, overnight oats or morning yoghurt
- at lunchtime – keep it handy to sprinkle on soups or salads
- at dinner – stir into curry, chilli or sprinkle on top of steamed vegetables
Jane McClenaghan is Northern Ireland’s most recognised nutritionist with over 20 year’s experience. Her company Vital Nutrition specialises in developing and delivering group sessions for corporate and community clients both online and in-person as well as running an online membership club and offering one-to-one consultations.
Jane’s knowledge in the subject area of health and wellbeing is unrivalled as indicated by her qualifications, reputation and experience.
Jane’s sessions cover a range of health and wellbeing topics from mental health to stress, female and male health, healthy eating on a budget, heart health, sleep, family wellbeing and much more.
Jane is also the author of two books on nutrition, she writes a weekly column in the Irish News, has a monthly slot on radio U105 and is a regular contributor to the BBC, The Belfast Telegraph and many other media outlets.
You can find out more and get in touch with Vital Nutrition here;