“The best protection we now have against COVID-19 is a strong immune system,” Dr. Ryan Niño C. Padua, an internist and adult cardiologist said on Legande’s Facebook live session entitled “The Great Defender”. The 2.5-hour discussion, hosted by Mr. Ramon F. Garcia, Legande Inc.’s President and Chief Operating Officer and Ms. Ma. Lourdes A. Biscocho, the company’s Vice President for Direct Selling, tackled the critical role of having strong immunity and ways to achieve it in this “new normal” living.

“The interaction between the immune system and the infection is important,” began Dr. Padua in his talk discussing what exactly the immune system is.

“The immune system is a complex interplay of chemicals, organic compounds, cells and cellular communication that aims to defend the body against intruders like bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.”  

COVID-19 is an example of such intruders. It is a novel form of the corona virus that’s transmitted from person to person via droplets in the air or through an object touched by an infected person. This virus gets into your system via the eyes, nose, or mouth. This happens when you either inhale air where there are droplets from an infected person or when you touch something and then touch your face.

It is said that a person touches their face about 20x every hour on average. This is how easily you can be infected when you come into contact with someone or something with the COVID-19 virus. 

“If you don’t have a strong immune system, the presentation of pathogens like the COVID-19 can be worse as seen on patients at risk like the elderly, patients with co-morbidities or pre-existing medical conditions. These immunocompromised patients can have a terrible experience with the infection and are more likely to succumb to infection,” discussed further by Dr. Padua.

So how can we improve the immune system so that it can be our great defender against the deadly corona virus disease? Dr. Padua enumerates 5 approaches.

5 ways to boost your immune system this COVID-19?

1. Drink 2 cups of water every hour

It may sound a lot but it has been proven that COVID-19 thrives on parched throats. Keeping yourself hydrated not only helps fight off COVID-19, but it also helps to keep you hydrated and your internal system running on full speed.

2. Eat a balanced diet

This means the Go, Grow, Glow food chart should be followed. Avoid eating highly processed food such as those that come in plastic packaging or have a long shelf life. It’s best to eat natural, organic, or those that are high in fiber like oatmeal.

3. Avoid or cut down on vices

Smoking, drinking alcohol, and using illegal drugs can lower down your immune system.

4. Exercise and getting enough rest

You need to move your body to get your blood flowing and to stretch your muscles. However, you also need to get enough rest which means you need to sleep long enough that when you wake up, you feel refreshed, not tired.

5. Enzymes and probiotics

Enzymes and probiotics can help foster the growth of good bacteria to fight the bad ones. They also help in preventing disease-causing bacteria to do damage in the body.

Legande Inc. offers Life Enzymes. Life Enzyme works better than most vitamins, herbal remedies, and supplements. Enzymes speed up blood circulation, digestion, detoxification, and healing which are all necessary for the body. Legánde’s Life Enzyme contains 150 all-natural whole fruits and vegetables as well as medicinal fungi and ancient Chinese herbs which underwent a 1-year fermentation process. This slows down aging and aids in the relief of digestive disorders and boosts energy.

You can purchase Legánde’s Argan Oil via www.Legánde.com or visit them at Suite 406, West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Ortigas Center, Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1605 when the quarantine is over. You can also check their Facebook Page to send them a message.

Parting words

There are established measures to not get infected by COVID-19. The Department of Health strictly advices everyone to practice social distancing, proper hygiene, and the use of personal protective gear. In addition to this, it is equally important to boost your immune system in ways discussed above to protect yourself and others around you during this global pandemic and the days ahead.

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