Signs of a Weak Immune System
The immune system is an incredible and complex network of cells that protect the body from all types of infections. It is constantly working behind the scenes to defend your body from the germs you are exposed to every day through food, water or even air.
Your lifestyle and diet play a big role in how well your immune system operates, so it’s important to pay attention to your body. Each person is different but if you regularly experience the 6 signs and symptoms below*, your body may be trying to tell you something!
Always Have a Cold
Let’s get an obvious one out of the way! Are you the type of person who catches every single bug going around? If you catch a cold easily (more than 2 times per season) or the sickness lingers longer than 3 or 4 days each cold, your immune system probably isn’t in top shape. (1)
Do you snack on a lot of sweets? Too much sugar can weaken the ability of white blood cells, a key player of the immune system, to kill bacteria. (5)
Can’t remember the last time you felt relaxed? Emotional stress can actually effect you physically and release hormones into the bloodstream that weaken the immune system. (3)
Struggle with energy throughout the day? While there are many reasons for fatigue, it could be a sign your body is trying to conserve energy to equip your immune system. (1)
Slow Healing Wounds
Do your cuts and scrapes last forever? If your immune system is low, infections are more likely and skin may take longer to regenerate when you get a wound. (2)
Are stomach issues a normal part of your life? The “good bacteria” that lives in your digestive tract is an important part of your immune system so if you struggle with nausea, stomach infections and diarrhea you might have a weakened immune system. (4)
At Suja we know that sometimes a balanced diet and health lifestyle isn’t quite enough to keep your immune system functioning at its best. Our Drinking Vinegars and probiotic drinks which contain organic apple cider or coconut vinegar, plus 4 billion vegan probiotics were created with this in mind – specifically for digestive and immune health!
*For your health and safety, always discuss any major medical issues with your doctor.