This post is sponsored by Doctor’s Best® but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The immune system is powerful and works quite well when taken care of properly. That is, until outside factors come into play. Stress, lack of sleep, weather, age, physical inactivity, germs, or questionable lifestyle choices can drag it down. Keeping my immune system in top shape is very important, as being sick can really put a damper on everyday life. Therefore, I’ve partnered with Doctor’s Best® to share how I strengthen my immune system (especially during cold and flu season). Although maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating clean foods and exercising can be helpful, supplementation has helped me reach my full capacity in terms of taking care of the body and mind.

Doctor’s Best® provides natural immune enhancers extracted from medicinal plants, including noni fruit, artemisia, mushrooms, brown algae, as well as enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins that promote immune response and regulate immune system function. Doctor’s Best® has a variety of products that I incorporate into my daily routine, and I love them. As many of you may already know, Elderberry has been my holy grail for curing any cold or threat to the immune system whenever I feel something coming on. Therefore, I’ve been taking Elderberry Gummies for a while now. I’ve also tried a syrup form, but the gummies are much better tasting and easier to consume. Elderberry is packed with antioxidants and can help tame inflammation, decrease stress, and protect and ease cold and flu symptoms.

Another favorite of mine is the Doctor’s Best® Vitamin C Gummies, as they taste yummy and allow me to get in the recommended daily amount per day (without having to eat 20 plates of fruit and vegetables every day. Honestly, I find it hard to eat enough servings some days. Therefore, taking the Vitamin C Gummies make it easier. I also stack with Vitamin C with Quali® – C, which helps promote immune response and helps the body’s antioxidant defenses.

When I’m traveling or residing in cooler climates during the winter, I also take Vitamin D3 because it helps keep the immune system in great shape. Typically, it is produced in response to the skin being exposed to sunlight. Therefore, it’s important to supplement if you live in cold climates because bone pain or muscle weakness can occur in the event of a deficiency.

Supplements or vitamins are used for just that, supplementing. If you can’t consume enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, adding vitamins can truly have an impact on your overall health. This is not to say that these need to be taken every single day, but I personally add them to my regimen especially during cold and flu season or when I’m traveling to cooler climates. It helps prepare my body and keep everything in check.

This post is sponsored by Doctor’s Best® but all thoughts and opinions are my own.