Boost your immune system this winter
There’s no doubting the beauty of fall. The colourful leaves and cool sunny mornings make it the ideal season for walks with friends and family and enjoying your favourite hot drink.
However, this is the time of year our immune system requires all the help we can give it. As the season progresses, the sun’s brightness decreases, and it sets earlier. More rainy days can lead us to stay indoors, which can lower our energy levels. This allows seasonal infections to spread more easily.
Even with a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle, sometimes we can’t avoid catching a seasonal cold or flu and bed rest is the only option. Here are some products from Herbasanté to quickly get you get back up and running when sickness strikes.
Immunomed: broad-spectrum formula (viruses-flu-colds-allergies-lymphatic system)
This product strengthens the foundation of your immune system, helping your body equip itself to optimize your natural defences so they can be effective when needed. Its powerful formula includes:
Gallium aparine: It has an affinity for the lymphatic and renal systems and helps release white blood cells into the body during an infection. The lymphatic system collects waste from the cells of dead bacteria and toxins. This waste is transported to the lymph nodes before being filtered out of the body. A poorly functioning lymphatic system can lead to infections, swelling and fatigue.
Thuja occidentalis: It induces the formation of lymphoblasts and increases the number of lymphocytes.
Lapacho: It increases red blood cell formation, stimulates the immune system, and has antiviral properties.
Zinc: Involved in over 300 bodily functions, it is essential for the whole body. It improves cellular interactions, and plays an important role in growth and the senses of taste, vision and smell. It plays a role in the healing process and the immune system, and participates in the synthesis of DNA and RNA.
Shiitake: a viral infection powerhouse
This mushroom is first and foremost an excellent source of antioxidants thanks to its high concentration of phenolic compound. It protects the cells from damage caused by free radicals.
As an immune fortifier, it activates macrophages when needed. Macrophages are specialized cells involved in the detection, phagocytosis, and destruction of potentially harmful organisms (bacteria, viruses, etc.). They send a message to other cells in the immune system to produce the antibodies needed to fight a specific virus.
Viramed: Provides prevention or relief from acute viral infections
Propolis: Propolis is a resinous substance with anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Astragalus: Increases stress resistance and stimulates the immune system. It is helps attack viral infections. The Astragalus root is one of the most important and popular medicines in the Chinese pharmacopoeia to revive vital energy and strengthen Qi.
Drosera: A carnivorous plant, Drosera releases a powerful substance that is antiviral, antibacterial, and mucolytic. It helps relax respiratory muscles and relieves wheezing.
Hydrastis: Rich in berberine and alkaloids, Hydrastis has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antidiarrheal properties.
The syrup will soothe coughs during acute infections, while the capsules provide relief for persistent coughs.
Olive leaf: A versatile anti-infective agent, olive leaf is effective against infections.
Sinustop: A homeopathic complex that is effective and safe for the whole family. The complex relieves otitis, sinusitis, rhinitis and ENT sphere infections.
Virazap: A homeopathic flu buster to take as soon as flu symptoms appear. Allow the full contents of the tube to dissolve under the tongue, morning and evening.
Optimize all of the above with rest, plenty of fluids, and a diet that’s low in refined sugar and rich in fruits and vegetables. If your appetite is lacking, just let your body do its thing. It has other more important tasks at the moment!
Don’t forget to open the windows at home and get some fresh air!
A happy and healthy fall to everyone!