Often overlooked, hydration plays an important role for immunity. Keeping yourself properly hydrated is essential in order to optimize your body fluids and digestive system so that the immune system can function at its best.
Many of us already know about the power of immunity-boosting superfoods such as lemon, garlic, ginger and others high in Vitamin C, however, the effectiveness of these is dependent on your water intake being sufficient and your body adequately hydrated.
Immunity & The Immune System
The immune system not only plays a role in removing pathogens and toxicity, but is paramount when it comes to fighting viruses and recovering from infections. The recent global pandemic has highlighted the importance of strengthening natural immunity in order to help protect against coronaviruses and other diseases.
There are a number of ways you can improve your immunity naturally. However, proper hydration is key, not just for your overall health and well-being, but also for several important immune system functions.
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To learn more about how significant being hydrated is to having a strong immune system and what you can do to improve your body’s hydration, we've put together this guide...
Hydration, Body Fluids & Immunity
A large percentage of the body is made up of a variety of different fluids, water included. These numerous fluids are crucial to how your body performs and functions as a whole, but they’re also critical when it comes to immune functions in particular.
Here are some of the immune system related fluids that hydration contributes to:
Blood is the main body fluid that benefits the most from drinking water and hydrating properly. Its circulation of the needed nutrients and oxygen to different systems of your body, including the immune system, would be disrupted if you weren’t hydrated.
Mucus is a fluid that is created by several membranes in your mouth, eyes, skin, and gastrointestinal tract, acting as a protector against pathogens and chemicals. This is key as a first defence against viruses bacteria, and other foreign bodies. Mucus is much more effective and efficient when the body is properly hydrated.
Your body uses lymph fluids to remove waste, cleanse the blood flow and support the immune system. Lymph fluid also plays a role in containing any infections before they get flushed out of your system. Hydrating regularly ensures that there is sufficient lymph fluid and that it's watery enough to get pumped around your body effectively.
How Hydration Helps Digestion
Although it may seem like digestion has nothing to do with your immune system, it’s actually quite integral. Digestion helps in breaking down food, as well as gathering and absorbing nutrients needed for several immune functions to work properly.
Hydration helps in producing the fluids needed for digestion and to move nutrients throughout your body's various systems as required. Having digestive system functions work just right also removes the likeliness of constipation, which can affect toxic waste buildup.
How To Improve Your Hydration Naturally
Ensuring proper hydration is a major problem for most people. In fact, up to 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. When you fail to drink the recommended amount of water every day, not only do you risk negatively affecting immune function but also experiencing headaches, poor concentration, mood swings, and and more other serious health issues.
Drinking water regularly is often not a priority with everything going on in life and a busy schedule. To make staying hydrated easier, try out these tips and products:
Don’t Wait to Feel Thirsty
Many people believe that feeling thirsty is the body’s way of saying it’s time to drink water. Well, they couldn’t have been more wrong! Once you feel thirsty, your body is actually already dehydrated.
To keep your body hydrated, it’s crucial to drink as much water before you feel a bit parched. Make sure to sip water periodically throughout the day instead of getting up only when your throat feels a little dry.
Carry a Water Bottle With You
Not everyone has hydration on their minds, especially when you have a ton on your plate. If you’re eager to up your water intake, we recommend having a water bottle nearby. When water is easily accessible, you’ll get to drink more than before.
We use and highly recommend our 28 oz SportMixer® shaker bottle from Blender Bottle®, meant to perfectly mix any PHENOH supplement powder in water.
Designed as the perfect hydration companion for ultimate convenience and durability, this premium bottle has a textured SportGrip™ to prevent dropping, easy foldaway carry loop, 100% leak-proof Twist Grip, and is made with stain and odor resistant Eastman Titian™ plastic to keep your bottle fresh and odor free.
Aside from drinking water, another way you can help boost your hydration is by consuming certain super healthy, delicious and hydrating superfoods. Not only can they assist with hydrating your body, thanks to being packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can also help to strengthen your immunity.
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Phenoh REPLENISH Hydration SuperBooster
Phenoh is at the forefront of the science behind hydration. The original vision was to create an energy drink that was healthier and more effective than other well-known brands of sports drinks which for the most part are full of sugar and other artificial additives.
All Phenoh's products assist in hydration thanks to key ingredients, the natural alkaline minerals bicarbonate and phosphate. However, REPLENISH For Hydration has been specifically formulated to combat dehydration and boost your body thanks to its vital nutrients and superfood ingredients:
- 2,000MG Electrolytes – 1,000mg Potassium for water retention and balance, muscle and heart contractions, and nerve signals.
- Multi-Benefit – Combats symptoms of dehydration and inflammation in the body while supporting skin, bones, and joints. Replenishes 6 Electrolytes. Rapidly hydrates and helps you recover from exercise. Improves immunity.
- Mineral & Vitamin Rich – High in Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin C and D.
- Antioxidant Support – Immunity boosting Vitamin C, D + Zinc.
- Hydration Booster Superblend – Superfoods of Aloe Vera, Bamboo Extract, and Beetroot.
- Perfect pH – Science-backed delivery system speeds up nutrient delivery while maintaining essential pH balance.
Use daily to stay healthy and avoid common ailments caused by dehydration. Great for hangovers, better sleep, more energy, as well as skin, joint, and bone health. Grab REPLENISH when working out to hydrate and recover faster from exercise.
Learn More: Top Ways To Use REPLENISH Hydration SuperBooster
Phenoh DEFEND Immunity SuperBooster
Phenoh DEFEND for Immunity helps your immune system remain healthy and recover quicker. DEFEND is our Superblend of natural superfood ingredients, vitamins and essential minerals specially formulated to strengthen immunity.
In addition to the ant-viral herb Echinacea, we also include Turmeric, which has an active ingredient called curcumin, that greatly helps boost the immune system.
DEFEND Immunity SuperBooster uses Phenoh’s perfect pH delivery system and contains Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Zinc for the body’s natural immune responses.
Healthy Water Additives | Alkaline Flavoring Packets
Support and maintain your body's immune system with our easy-open, take-and-go single serve packets. Just add water! Phenoh DEFEND for Immunity is available in delicious Elderberry and Mango Ginger flavors...