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Switch On Your Immunity: The Ultimate Defence and Attack Tactics in the Daily Battle for Optimum Health

Keen to live a long, happy and healthy life? Get your immunity onside with Switch Nutrition immune support supplements! Immunity isn’t just about waging war on sickness and disease. It’s a full-time job. Your body is constantly fighting off viruses and bacteria from the billions of microbes you come into contact with every day. Yet, typically, “you’re immune” to noticing this daily battle inside your body—(see what we did there?). 

If you’re healthy, this microscopic combat action is invisible. If you’re feeling rundown, you’ll likely start to notice issues such as bloating, allergies, skin concerns, fatigue and lack of focus. Give yourself the best chance at being a better you with Switch Nutrition immune-boosting supplements and strengthen your resistance to illness and injury for faster recovery and healthy ageing.

Avoid Taxing Your Body: Make the Switch for Improved Immunity

The word “immunity” comes from the Latin “immunis”, which loosely translates to “without tax”. While this term was derived from the duty-free status held by the Ancient Roman superstars, the legionaries who’d defended the Empire, it’s now relevant for today’s body-taxing bugs. You need a few strategic battle tactics when fighting off the enemy. So strengthen your defences with our Switch Nutrition immune system supplements packed full of superfoods and other goodies to smash your daily goals.

Grab Your Combat Gear: Switch Brings the Battle Reinforcements

One of the biggest ways you’ll know your immunity is off is fatigue—and despite all the war references, we don’t mean “military fatigues”. You may think you’re eating the right foods, getting enough quality sleep, exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water and managing stress levels for a healthy immune system. However, when it comes to countering attacks from harmful pathogens, bacteria, microbes, toxins, viruses, and parasites, high-quality all-natural supplements can greatly improve your daily experience. Here’s why: 

  • Your body doesn’t always absorb all the nutrients from the healthy foods you consume. 
  • Stress and immunity are closely related, and your cortisol levels spike1 when you’re under pressure, no matter how much you breathe and count to 10. 
  • A hardcore training session naturally puts stress on your body, weakening your defences as it depletes your amino acid stores and can result in respiratory issues. 
  • When you are sick or hurt, your body creates free radicals2 as a byproduct of cell processes, sending out an oxidised army to fight the damage. This creates a chemical reaction in your body that can benefit from the antioxidant ingredients found in Switch Nutrition's health supplements.

Go On The Attack: Switch On Your Defences

If you want the best supplements to strengthen your immune system, various natural immune supplements in powder or capsule form do different things. Some are designed to speed up metabolism, which helps recovery, while others bolster your gut’s healthy bacteria, delivering intestinal microflora to help break down foods for improved absorption of vital nutrients. Others rely on hormonal support to increase vitality and fortify the body against infectious pathogens.

How Your Gut Impacts Your Immunity

A healthy gut microbiome ensures your immune cells only take down the bad guys, not the good bacteria you need for repair and recovery from injury and illness. Between 70%-80% of your immune cells are found in your gut3, doing an intricate dance with the microbiota and other agents that live in the gastrointestinal tract. 

At Switch, our plant-based, 100% natural immune-boosting formulas contain enzymes that speed up the digestive process for a happier, healthier gut. High in fibre, our supplements can help repair and nourish the gut to maintain optimal performance and overall well-being.

Your Immune System’s Favourite Vitamins & Nutrients

For high-impact immunity that can withstand all kinds of attacks from free radicals and garden-variety germs, natural immune boosters vitamins A, C, D, and E, zinc, and selenium4 have profound benefits for the body. Vitamin K, B-complex, magnesium, iron, potassium and protein (including the amino acid glutamine) also have immunity-busting benefits. Many of our Switch supplements for immune health contain these essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids in their ingredient profiles.

  • Vitamin A has antioxidant properties and is important for healthy vision, growth, cell division, and reproduction.
  • Vitamin C is packed with immune-boosting properties, including aiding collagen production, supporting cardiovascular disease and wound healing, helping ease hypertension, and aiding in iron absorption. It is also a great defence against the common cold.
  • Vitamin D regulates calcium absorption from foods and supports healthy hormone function, nervous system regulation, bone development, strength and cell growth.
  • Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect against radiation and tobacco smoke and supports skin and eye health.
  • Zinc supports wound healing and healthy metabolic function and is important for your senses of taste and smell.
  • Selenium is an essential component of enzymes and proteins involved in reproduction and the metabolism of thyroid hormones.

What Role Do Hormones Play in Immunity for Men and Women?

Hormones have a lot to do with optimum immunity and longevity for men and women. To break it down, hormones impact men and women differently but are significant for:

  1. Immunity:
    - Oestrogen in women can help support immune response, which studies have shown contributes to typically stronger immune systems than men. Taking what nature gave you and adding a bit of a helping hand via our Switch women’s health supplements is a great way to increase strength, focus and overall health
    Testosterone in men is a tricky one, as while it certainly aids some immune functions5, women respond better to bacterial and viral infections. However, both too high or too low levels of testosterone6 may suppress immunity, so optimal hormone regulation is key to good health. You’ll find testosterone support formulas in our Switch Nutrition supplements for men.
    - Progesterone in women, especially during pregnancy, has been linked to immunomodulatory capabilities that stimulate the female body’s ability to reduce inflammation, infection and disease.
  2. Longevity:
    - Oestrogen in women has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and improved cognitive function for healthy ageing.
    Several studies have proven that greater Testosterone levels in men are important for longer life, especially as they relate to libido, energy, strength, and metabolism.
    - While the 50-odd hormones identified in the human body are often misunderstood, it is recommended for both men and women to maintain hormonal health for Sex, Thyroid, Adrenal and Growth hormones for longer, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

Make the Switch to Supercharge Your Immunity Today

Your inner health directly relates to your outer health. Immune-boosting supplements can maximise digestion, help increase nutrient intake, and hack your recovery. Plus, they cover all bases by replenishing any vitamin or mineral deficiencies you didn’t know you had.

The cyclical nature of having a strong immune system is key to maintaining a regular routine of exercise, quality sleep, stress management, and optimised nutrition. If your immunity fails, you won’t be able to do the things that keep you feeling good in the first place. So hydrate for optimum health, especially when working out, reduce alcohol intake, quit smoking if you can and ensure your diet and supplements are on point to support your inner health, healthy ageing and overall well-being. For the most effective supplements to strengthen your immune system, Switch on to our nutrient-packed immune boosters and become a better you.

Switch Nutrition Immune Support Supplements FAQs

Switch Nutrition’s range of plant-based, all-natural, great-tasting immune-boosting supplements with a 30-day Money Back Taste Guarantee ensures you’ll find the best products to support your health and immunity goals. As strenuous exercise depletes your body of certain amino acids, our optimised immune support supplements in Australia can deliver numerous benefits. NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine) is a powerful antioxidant. A non-essential amino acid, NAC has many roles and nutrient benefits for optimum health and performance. Australian-made naturally sweetened Switch Quercetin is what researchers say puts the “super” in superfoods, and we source ours from the vitality-boosting Sophora japonica (Japanese pagoda) tree. Our organic Himalayan “Shilajit” in Sanskrit means “mountain conqueror and destroyer of weakness” and has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Switch Nutrition Shilajit is a mineral-rich antioxidant, anti-inflammatory powerhouse packed with 84 bioavailable micronutrients for increased performance and immunity.

If your immunity is firing, you’ll know it. You’ll recover swiftly from illness and injury. Your gut health will be on supercharge, and you’ll likely have a positive can-do attitude rather than feeling sluggish and irritable. Your body fights off invaders in various ways, including your innate, adaptive and passive immunity. Innate is your body’s ability to fight bad guys and involves exterior barriers, such as skin, as your first line of defence against germs. Then, your body has immunological memory to build adaptive immunity. Adaptive immunity is triggered once a bug has breached your stronghold and you get sick. Your reservoir of antibodies, white blood cells, lymphatic system and gut all work together to flex their muscles in the same way you build lean muscle in the gym—by exposure to the harmful ‘trauma’ and adapting. Hardcore workouts and training burden your muscle fibres and bones, leading to micro-tears and trauma that, in turn, activate satellite cells that regenerate the damaged tissues to grow muscle size and strength. Lastly, passive immunity is the kind you’re born with and protects you as an infant with the antibodies from your mum’s placenta and breast milk, which wears off as children grow.

Unless you’re taking high-quality immunity formulas, it’s likely not worth your time or money. Our range of premium immune-boosting powders and capsules contains bioavailable nutrients that have been through a Cross-Flow microfiltration process to remove all the yuck elements you don’t want in your body, such as lactose, bacteria, fat, aggregated denatured proteins, and gluten. Many of the nutrients and amino acids are then hydrolysed to ensure effective absorption in the body.

At Switch, your health is our business. So, the information we provide is for guidance only, and although our formulas are naturally sweetened, vegan, lactose-, soy- and gluten-free, we recommend that if you take any form of medication or suffer from allergies, please speak to your health practitioner before using our immunity supplements and powders to ensure safety and efficacy.