The season for Cold and Flu is not quite through

While spring may be right around the corner, but it isn't quite here yet. If you've managed to stay healthy through winter so far, don't get caught in a pre-spring sickness surge.

Here are a few different natural options that may help keep you moving through the last few weeks of winter.

Elderberry 

The elderberry is a fruit, grown on an elderberry shrub, which can grow to about 10 to 15 feet wide, and carry dark berries. The Sambucus Nigra is the most common species used in supplements. The berries are known to contain anthocyanins, a flavonoid with antioxidant properties.

For a more in depth breakdown of elderberry, check out our blog on it here

Here are a few elderberry products we carry. 

  1. Nature's Way Sambucus 4oz
  2. New Chapter Perfect Immune 72T
  3. Source Naturals Wellness Formula 90T

Zinc

Zinc is critical in many functions in the body, but in terms of immune support, it is believed to help reduce the body's inflammation response, which when out of control actually hampers it's ability to fight viruses. 

Here are a few Zinc supplements we have available.

  1. Now Foods Zinc Gluconate 50mg 100T
  2. MegaFood Zinc 60T
  3. Nature's Plus ImmunActin Zinc Lozenges 60ct

Oregano Oil

Research has shown oregano oil to possess antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Compounds in oregano oil are also believed to be potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and potentially cancer-suppressant agents. 

  1. Nature's Way Oregano Oil 60c
  2. New Chapter Oregano Force 

 

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver supplements are tiny (sometimes nano particles invisible to the naked eye) silver particles suspended in a liquid. It has long been used to combat bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, as it is believed the silver ions that are released, bind to the cell walls of pathogens, damaging them and shortening their life cycle. Colloidal silver is available in a wide range of concentrations, though there are potential risks with higher concentrations due to lack of research behind them. Short doses of 30ppm Colloidal Silver may help shorten the duration of certain infections. 

  1. Source Naturals Wellness Colloidal Silver 30ppm 8oz
  2. Source Naturals Wellness Colloidal Silver 30ppm 16oz

 

Probiotics

Probiotics have gained popularity in the last few months due to the important roll they play in digestive health. By keeping the healthy bacteria in your intestines balanced, immune function is greatly enhanced. There are various types of probiotics we carry, for overall immune health a basic probiotic supplement should help. 

  1. MegaFood MegaFlora 90c
  2. MegaFood MegaFlora 30c

 

Mushrooms

Many varieties of mushrooms are loaded with antioxidants, and boast beneficial anti-inflammatory properties. These alone can greatly help a body combat a virus. Additionally, mushrooms are naturally rich in polysaccharides, which are critical in the maintenance of cell structure. By keeping cell walls strong, viral infections may have a more difficult time breaking in and taking over. Here are a few of our best mushroom supplements. 

  1. Garden of Life RM-10
  2. Now Foods Cordyceps 

Last but not least, you cannot forget your basics,

MULTIVITAMIN

It is important to do whatever you can this time of year to stay healthy, but if you're deficient in basic vitamins and minerals, your body will struggle to maintain peak performance.  

This time of year it is increasingly important to keep your immune system high. These are some of the best multivitamin formulas we carry, and highly recommend.

  1. Nature's Plus Source of Life Gold
  2. Now Foods Multi-Food 1

 

While none of these supplements are a sure thing when it comes to keeping you healthy, but finding the right combination for yourself, and keeping your body supplied with enough of what it needs can make a big difference in overall wellness. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, or would like more information on any particular product. Contact us

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