Nature’s Sunshine – boosting your immune system is more important than ever
Staying healthy is top priority this winter season. Between the pandemic and your regular cough, colds, and flu, I’m sure we can all agree that we’ve got our work cut out for us!
During the colder months, many let their diet and exercise regimes slide in favour of warm hearty meals, and too much time on the couch binge-watching whatever. To help support your immune system this winter, Nature’s Sunshine has rounded up the best supplements to give you an extra boost of vitamins and minerals, so you don’t have to feel too bad about not getting all five of your fruits and veggies in everyday.
See below for a list of recommended supplements to add to your daily routine.
Take four capsules daily to have the healthiest immune system around, hailed for its uses in traditional Peruvian therapies in the 1980’s international congress, Cats Claw may be the countries best-kept secret when it comes to herbs.
Use these zinc and vitamin C lozenges to keep not only your immune system but your skin, bones, and teeth in tip-top shape. With adults getting up to four colds a year, there’s no better reason to keep these lozenges on hand.
A source of non-essential amino-acids, colostrum works to help protein synthesis, the process by which your cells make proteins. Packed full of immunoglobulins providing you with antibodies, the supplement will help your body to fight off any nasties coming your way.
Designed to support the body in terms of seasonal upset, this CBG herb extract is formulated with goldenseal root, a herb known to help alleviate infections and inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract such as gastritis. Formulated with calmative, nervine, and sedative herbs such as passionflower and valerian, this supplement will help you to sleep easier on those nights when you’re struggling with a blocked nose.
An ancient Chinese adaptogen herb, astragalus works to support the body’s ability to accommodate varying physical and emotional stresses, perfect for those who live a more active lifestyle, the herb has been known to help with increasing stamina and support of the immune system.
This golden ingredient comes in two forms, echinacea and goldenseal ($31.98) and echinacea liquid extract ($25.58). The Native American herb long known for its medicinal properties helps to relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections such as colds and flus. While the echinacea & goldenseal combines two species of echinacea with goldenseal root, for maximum benefit of these traditional herbs, the echinacea liquid combines all three of the most popular and well-researched echinacea species. There’s a reason that by the 1930s echinacea had become the top-selling herb among physicians in the United States!
Need some help deciding what to try? Nature’s Sunshine experts recommend a combination of, echinacea liquid, cats claw, and colostrum for a super immunity boost.
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.