Why is it that we have smartphones but still no cure for colds and flu? It’s because we’re dealing with smart viruses. Any one of dozens of viruses can infect you — and before you know it, you are coughing, sneezing, and sniffling. We only have immunity to those rhinoviruses that we’ve been infected with already— so our immune system needs to be able to optimally react to the various cold or flu germs that can, and will, come our way! And each year, the common flu virus is different from the previous year. Why? Because the influenza viruses are constantly morphing. So, let’s talk about strategies to help you and your family stay as healthy as possible this winter!
- Wash your hands frequently. This remains one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your family from colds and flu. Use plain old soap and water. Lather, rinse, and repeat throughout the day—especially after you’ve touched door handles or been around anyone who is ill.
- Eat a healthy diet, full of antioxidants and immune supporting nutrients. This means both avoiding the high fat, often fried, and usually unhealthy fast foods, and committing to eating at least FIVE servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day!
- Get plenty of rest. Inadequate sleep negatively impacts your immune response. If you have school-age children, make it a priority for them to get at least nine hours of sleep each night. Moms and dads, you should strive for seven to eight hours yourself!
- Try a natural approach. Scientific research has led to the discovery of a combination of plant extracts that naturally boost the body’s own production of interferon, a component of the immune system that helps fight off viruses. Other plant compounds found in elderberry and echinacea extracts can help too. Take these when you feel the first sign of something coming on, and continue taking them for about a week as needed.
Our Choice for Immunity Supplementation
NutriFeron increases the production of your body’s natural interferon, a critical activator of the immune system. NutriFeron works at the cellular level, by rapidly activating your immune system’s defenses.
Help your body respond to seasonal challenges by giving your immune system what it needs to stay strong. To supercharge the immune system when you feel that first tickle, take six tablets a day for seven days.
Contains a blend of six immuno-active vitamins – vitamin A, C, E, B6, B12 and folic acid. Mineral support for a strong immune system also provide dietary support for healthy skin – your first line of defense.
Vitalized Immunity Great for Kids!
Naturally sweetened with Monk Fruit, just one tablet contains as much vitamin-C as 16 oranges to provide the nutritional support your immune system needs to stay strong. Vitalized Immunity includes a proprietary blend of 19 vitamins, minerals, and herbs, including elderberry and echinacea extracts.