It’s cold and flu season. It’s already snowed here in the Midwest and colds and flu’s are going around among my friends. Here are some great ideas and products that can help you boost your immune system
NutriFeron – One of the most powerful formulas ever developed for strengthening the immune system. Its unique, synergistic blend of plant extracts including pumpkin seeds, plantago seeds, safflower flowers and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds, can be taken daily preventatively. But if you feel you are starting to come down with a virus up to 6 per day has been shown to be very effective at heading off an infection.
Supports and stimulates the immune system, by increasing the activity of macrophages and inducing natural interferon production and optimizes immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances (as with allergies, asthma)
Even helped reduce Hepatitis C virus in clinical trials
Sustained Release Vita-C®, 500 mg.– Only all natural sustained release C with no shellac. Your body is capable of many things, but it can’t make vitamin C. Shaklee Sustained Release Vita-C 500 mg offers sustained-release protection hour after hour, using a proprietary sustained release system. Only all natural sustained release C with no shellac. Antioxidant property protects the body against free radicals. Boosts the immune system, infection fighter, natural antihistamine, increases the resistance to ligament and tendon injury. Vitamin C is depleted by stress such as infections, illness, fatigue, surgery, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperature. As we age, there is a greater need to regenerate collagen, which requires more vitamin C. (And Chewable C for kids)
Defend & Resist Complex (Echinacea) – Keep in medicine chest and take when you feel you are coming down with something. Has become the most prominent herb used in the United States and Europe. Activates the immune system, promotes production of white blood cells, enhances resistance to infection, viral and bacterial, especially flu and herpes; reduces mucus. Works best when started at the onset of cold or flu symptoms. Can be used effectively for up to 10 days at a time. In addition, larch tree extract and elderberry surround viruses and prevent them from reproducing.
Garlic Complex– Natural decongestant and natural antibiotic. Shaklee’s Garlic Complex has a two-way odor control with a gentle, temperature-controlled drying process and a pleasant blend of spearmint and rosemary extracts to maintain high potency. Historically, has been used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis and allergies, colds, flu and pneumonia, sore throat and bronchitis. Has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and is effective against yeast infections (Candida). Nature’s strongest natural antibiotic.
Helps with cholesterol and blood pressure also
What else can you do to increase immunity?
Reduce carbs and sugars
Increase vegetables (ideal is 6-9 servings/day)
Take a regular multi-vitamin
WebMD (from a compilation of doctors) gives these as three immune system busters:
1. Lack of exercise:
2. Being overweight
3. Eating foods high in sugar and fat
4. Experiencing constant stress
5. Being socially isolated
Read about it here
Natural News researchers agree that our diets and sugar intake cause colds. Read about their studies here.
Stay warm and stay healthy!