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​Anti-Inflammatories & Antioxidants

Nuun’s newest addition to the hydration line-up, Nuun Immunity, boasts many healthful benefits…but how exactly are our bodies reaping the rewards of these ingredients?

Let’s first dig into a breakdown of our botanical blend that was custom designed for the Nuun Immunity product. Nuun Immunity contains a base line of electrolytes and vitamins that aid in proper hydration and daily health, but is differentiated by the blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that contribute to overall immune health.

Anti-inflammatories

When responding to injury, irritation or illness, it is a natural for our bodies to respond by becoming inflamed in order to protect and begin to heal itself. Most of us can relate to internal inflammation when we’ve have a sore throat, or when we’ve stubbed a toe. The swollen feeling is a result of our body reacting to an external or unexpected irritant.

Although this is a natural process, prolonged inflammation can have detrimental effects on our long-term health, as it plays a role in many chronic illnesses. An anti-inflammatory is a substance that works to reduce inflammation and swelling. While anti-inflammatories are available in drug form, ingestion of anti-inflammatories through food sources is a fantastic, natural, “easier on your system” method to treat ongoing inflammation.

Nuun included two powerhouse food-based anti-inflammatories in the Immunity formula: Turmeric and Ginger.

Turmeric spice is derived from a root plant and regarded as a highly powerful healing food source. It has been used for hundreds of years as a natural pain reducer, as it’s healing properties facilitate the recovery process! Ginger has powerful medicinal properties as well. Studies have found connection between ginger consumption and reduced muscle pain—which is great news for endurance athletes!

Antioxidants

Nuun’s botanical blend also contains a healthy list of antioxidants, including Elderberry, Echinacea, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D & Vitamin E. When our bodies are sick and fighting off pathogens, antioxidants support the restoration of our natural defense systems. Let’s take elderberry and Echinacea for example.

Elderberry is a “superberry” that facilitates an internal anti-stress reaction and promotes overall immune response. This antioxidant keeps our immune system “chipper” when it’s feeling under the weather and overworked. Echinacea has been used as a medicinal herb for hundreds of years, dating back to Native American tribal treatment. It works to stimulate cells that are responsible for fighting back against invading particles. It’s a natural and effective defense against cold and flu inducing pathogens!

The best immune solutions are a “cocktail” of ingredients that attack viruses and ailment from all sides. That is why Nuun Immunity was designed with a healthful ingredient line-up that provides support from multiple angles. The combination of proper hydration + vitamin balance + botanical blend benefits delivers a well-rounded immunity product for when your system needs it most!

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