Regular exercise is one of the main factors for good health and is the base of a well-functioning immune system. Exercise improves body’s circulation and sets in motion our immune cells that fight infections. Some herbs also support the immune system, which is essential for protection from various infections and viral diseases, including the now threatening Covid-19.
As we age, the effectiveness of our immune system decreases, leading to more frequent infections, inflammatory and cancerous diseases in the elderly population. Therefore, older people should be even more careful and offer support to their immune system regularly and throughout the year, which includes taking dietary supplements, such as maca powder.
In the case of viral infections, such as influenza and cold, as well as new coronavirus disease (for which we do not have cures) , we must rely on our immune system to successfully and as quickly as possible overcome the disease. Certain medications help to alleviate the symptoms, but they will not affect the course of the disease. Therefore, how badly we get sick and how quickly we heal depends on our defence shield – the immune system.