This month, as so many are sick around us, I wanted to highlight some of our favorite immune boosters in a few articles I’ll link below.
Elderberry + Echinacea: An Effective Natural Alternative to Tamiflu
ImmunoShield: Our Favorite Overall Immune Boosting Blend (it’s also on sale for February)
Zinc Lozenges: Clinically Proven to Boost the Immune System
Preventative Health for Cold and Flu Season: Vitamin D & Probiotics
Also, I wanted to mention a few new immune supplements we’ve brought in that we really like. The first are Elderberry Gummies by Nature’s Way. Elderberry, also known as Sambucus, is a fantastic anti-viral and is great for boosting the immune system. These gummies are an easy way to add some elderberry to your diet- I’ve been putting some in my daughter’s lunch (here’s an article on the benefits of using gummies for school lunches) to give her a preventative immune boost.
In addition to the elderberry gummies, we’ve also found an amazing new probiotic designed specifically for respiratory health- their Respiratory Care Probiotic. Probiotics have long been used for helping the immune system, but this new probiotic contains specific clinically researched strains which have been shown to be beneficial to respiratory health, helping to activate the immune system against viruses as well as preventing virus replication. I’ve been taking it and feel it’s really helped.
I also wanted to share a couple articles on essential oils which can be helpful during cold and flu season. The first lists a number of scientific studies on the antibacterial and antiviral benefits of different essential oils, and the second has information on our own “Thieves Oil” blend.