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Mould and its effects on the immune system: recommendations to protect yourself and your family

Mould and its effects on the immune system: recommendations to protect yourself and your family | Mr Vitamins

As we are leading into the colder months, it is important to strengthen our immune system to protect us from contracting viral and bacterial infection. Mould exposure can supress our immune system from the micro-toxins found in this fungi, which trigger or worsen symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing and upper respiratory infections. If you are already immunocompromised or have had prolonged exposure to mouldy environments, I would encourage you to try out some of these recommendations. 

Nutritional

Designs for Health: Liposomal Glutathione 

Designs For Health Liposomal Glutathione Oral Liquid

 

Mycotoxins can contribute to glutathione deficiency. Mould can increase free radical damage and oxidative stress in the body, which can also affect our glutathione production. Supplementing with glutathione can assist in mycotoxin detoxification in the body.

 

Designs for Health: Liposomal Vitamin C & Vitamin D

Designs For Health Liposomal Vitamin D3 - LIPOCELLE

 

As most of us are aware, Vitamin C supplementation can boost our immune system, however it can also assist in mycotoxin detoxfication, as well as help combat free radical damage and reduce oxidative stress throughout the body. 

Supplementing with Vitamin D maintains a healthy immune system response. As mould exposure weakens our immune system, a deficiency in Vitamin D can weaken our immune system even further. There are also studies to suggest an individual with prolonged mould exposure and vitamin D deficiency have led to depressive disorders. 

 

Bioceuticals Antiox Excel

 

As the name suggests, this comprehensive formulation contains antioxidant rich vitamins and minerals. This supplement provides maximum protection against free radical induced damage which can be caused by these microtoxins.

 

Bioceuticals: Quercetin

Bioceuticals Quercetain

 

Microtoxins can induce a histamine reaction within the body by lowering IgE reactions. Quercetin can inhibit IgE reactions causing release of histamine and  increase in inflammatory markers.  

 

Household remedies

Optimal drying conditions include:

  • Heat (27°C is ideal): lifts moisture off surfaces,
  • Dehumidify: remove moisture from the air with a dehumidifier,
  • Turn on any fans to speed up evaporation,
  • Utilise air filters to remove fungal particulates.

You can also try this simple cleaning solution in a well ventilated area - simply mix the below ingredients in a spray bottle as use as required:

  • 1⁄3 white vinegar
  • 2⁄3 water
  • 6 drops clove bud oil
  • 6 drops castile soap

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