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Diabetes & COVID: Strengthening the Immune System with Nutrition

Updated: Aug 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be one of humanity’s most pressing concerns. How we do things have fundamentally changed to ensure that we and our loved ones are protected from the virus. And with more aggressive strains popping up, we need to be more vigilant in protecting our health.

Individuals of any age with pre-existing conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. These include people with diabetes, cancer, heart conditions, chronic kidney disease and obesity.

How does the immune system work?

The immune system is one of the most complex bodily systems, made up of a network of cells which protects the body by fighting off infections. Following general good health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system working properly. You can begin with healthy living strategies such as:

  • Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables.

  • Exercising regularly.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight.

  • Getting adequate sleep.

  • Trying to minimize stress.

Adhering to a healthy diet is one of the central ways to enable the immune system to be at its most effective.

How does nutrition strengthen the immune system?

The complex, integrated immune system needs multiple specific micronutrients, including vitamins A, D, C, E, and zinc as these play vital, often synergistic roles at every stage of the immune response.

  • Vitamin A – modulates specific gut bacteria, helps reverse adverse effects on immune functions, improves antibody response to vaccines

  • Vitamin C – stimulates phagocytic and T-lymphocytic activity that produces antibodies against bacteria or foreign proteins

  • Vitamin D – helps restore immune function of macrophages that detect harmful organisms

  • Vitamin E – improves overall immune function

  • Zinc – beneficial effects to intestinal immune functions

It can be quite challenging to get adequate amounts of these vitamins and minerals from one’s daily food intake. To attain optimal immune function, the use of food supplements that provide these micronutrients to help support the immune system and reduce the risk of infection is highly recommended.

For diabetics, Diabetasol is the ideal food supplement as it has Vita Digest, its proprietary blend that helps manage blood sugar by making diabetics feel full longer and keep hunger pangs away, as well as Vitamins A, C, D, E & Zinc to help boost immunity.

It also comes in three delicious flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Cappuccino, so diabetics can fight diabetiis, strengthen their immune systems and #UncheatYourDays!


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