As fall turns into winter and the holiday season draws near, millions of people will begin to develop these all too familiar symptoms; nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, a runny nose, and a sore throat. Hence, the cold season has begun! A cold can typically last anywhere from a week to 10 days and it can consequently have a major impact on our everyday lives. For avid fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders, this means the possibility of disrupting their daily sports and/or workout routine.
Fortunately however, there are at least 4 ways you can limit your chances of getting sick this cold season by giving your immune system a major boost!
Hit the Gym - AT LEAST 5 DAYS A WEEK!
A recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that the frequency of colds among people who exercised at least five days a week was nearly half that of those who led primarily sedentary lifestyles, defined as exercising no more than once per week.
Wash Your Hands Frequently and Wipe Down Gym Equipment Before and After Use
Keeping your hands thoroughly sanitized is clearly the most common cold prevention recommendation and for good reason. The United States Navy recently did a study on 40,000 people and found that individuals cut their chances of contracting a chest cold by a whopping 45% if they regularly washed their hands.
Get Plenty of Rest
Perhaps the single most important thing you can do to boost your immune system is to get plenty of sleep; 6 - 7 hours a night minimum. Our bodies need ample time to rest and recoup from the physical and psychological stresses of daily life. During deep delta phase sleep, the body releases potent immune-boosting substances that strengthen immune system function.
Immune Boosting Supplements
Super Vitamin C. Long associated with its role in helping reduce the effects of colds and flu, Vitamin C is also necessary for maintenance of normal glandular function, as a coenzyme for many metabolic pathways, and has also been shown to support optimum overall health. ProSource's superior formulation of Vitamin C is unique in its purity, potency and bioavailability.
Resveratrol Caps. Research shows that this powerful phyto nutrient may help support healthy circulation via its arterial support and enhancement of cellular mitochondria production, thereby increasing immune function and helping diminish fatigue.
Acai Berry. This amazing fruit is becoming a sensation in the supplement industry and scientific circles, and ProSource is right on point by offering this premium quality Acai Berry Product (pronounced ah-sigh-ee). This super antioxidant botanical has been the subject of numerous studies that validate it's incredible ability to help support tissue protection as well as an ability to enhance the production of NO. With 10 times the antioxidant power of red grapes and 10 - 30 times the anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants found in red wine, it's no wonder Acai has imposters with cheaper (and less effective) offerings. (Supplements available in Powder, Liquid, and Capsules)
AX-12 Free Radical Annihilator. ProSource AX-12 maximizes immune protection with the most potent array of free-radical fighters available today. It's wide-spectrum, high-potency formulation incorporates a 575 mg proprietary blend of green tea, milk thistle, quercetin, curcumin, grape seed and pine bark extract, all standardized at the highest recommended potency. Add to this a mega dose of vitamins A, C and E with ALA and AX-12 has you covered with the most complete and powerful formula of its kind.
ProSource's High Quality Winter Apparel
ProSource Hoodie Sweetshirt. Stay warm this winter with ProSource's warm, comfortable and versatile sweatshirts. A small ProSource logo is on the front and a large logo is on the back.
Skull Cap. Impress your friends and keep your head and ears warm at the same time with this stylin' one size fits all skull cap.