The COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Countries have sealed their borders and have put their cities under lockdown. Massive cultural and sporting events have been canceled and postponed. People are panic-buying staples from the supermarket. Restaurants are closing.
And although it may feel like the situation is going out of control, there are still plenty of things you can do to protect your health and the people around you.
Aside from frequent hand-washing and following the national guidance for preventing the virus, it’s also important to protect yourself from the infection on the inside. It’s essential to strengthen your immune system to swat the coronavirus away.
The coronavirus is utterly new to the human immune system, which makes it naïve to the virus and still hasn’t had the chance to develop natural immunity against it.
While many people are only developing a very mild disease, it’s essential to control your health immediately, especially the trillions of microbes living in your gut, collectively known as the microbiome.
The gut microbiome is a population of bacteria and fungi that reside in the innermost section of your gastrointestinal tract, having a vital impact on your metabolism, body weight, illness, appetite, immune system, and mood.
According to studies, the more abundant and more diverse the community of gut microbes are, the lower your risk of disease and allergies, and of course, the coronavirus.
So how can you restore healthy gut, while increasing good bacteria in your body and giving your microbiome a healthy boost?
Here is one tip:
Take a probiotic supplement.
Probiotics don’t permanently colonize the intestines, but these will help your health in changing the overall composition of the microbiota while supporting your metabolism.