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The Ultimate Immune Boosting Shot Recipe

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The Ultimate Immune Boosting Shot Recipe

Your body is an amazing machine that's designed to fight disease and infection when they appear. But what you put into your body can give it a boost that keeps your immune system working at full strength.

Your immune system is in charge of protecting you from harmful microbes, bacteria, viruses, and diseases. You can give it a little extra help with immune boosting shot recipes that have tasty, healthy ingredients.

Try this simple immune boosting shot that’s easy to make and delicious to drink. We bet you’ll feel revved up with each sip.

Immune boosting shot recipe

  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice (or 1 freshly juiced orange)
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered turmeric (or ¼ cup chopped fresh turmeric)
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger (or 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger)
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper

Blend ingredients in a high-powered blender. Strain if using fresh turmeric and/or fresh ginger. Drink half immediately. Store the other half in the refrigerator. Drink within 24 hours.

How immune boosting shots work

Why is this immune boosting shot so effective? Let’s look at how each ingredient supports the immune system.

Orange

A 2021 study in “Frontiers in Immunology” found citrus fruits, like oranges, are a great source of folate and vitamin C. These nutrients reduce inflammation and support the immune system by improving cell communication.

Plus, the orange ingredient gives this immune boosting shot a vibrant orange color and a sweet, citrus-y taste.

Coconut water

Coconut water is another powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient, confirmed by a study in the “Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology”. The coconut plant is frequently used for medicinal properties. Using coconut water instead of plain old water can give your immune boosting shot extra immune boosting power, along with an island-inspired flavor.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice whose main active ingredient is curcumin. It’s been used as a medicinal herb for centuries, as curcumin is a strong antioxidant with powerful anti-inflammatory effects that help repair body damage and fight foreign invaders. Curcumin can also neutralize free radicals that can cause aging and disease.

In addition to this immune boosting shot, you can add turmeric to your favorite plant-based milk for a soothing “golden milk” recipe. Warm it up on the stove for a comforting drink to start or end your day.

Ginger

A review of studies published in the “International Journal of Preventive Medicine” confirms ginger has anti-inflammatory effects that promote the body’s immune system functionality. It also combats oxidative stress that can lead to DNA damage, as well as provides anticancer potential. Plus, we love the bite of spice that ginger adds to this immune boosting shot flavor.

Black pepper

Black pepper contains a natural substance called piperine. We include black pepper in this immune boosting shot because the piperine enhances the absorption of the curcumin in turmeric by 2,000%, according to a study published in the journal “Planta Medica”. 

Create your own immune boosting shot recipes

Many fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as spices, have immune boosting shot potential. Research your favorite ingredients to find your perfect tasty combination whenever you need a boost.

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