11 Immune Boosting Products for Winter
Surrounded by sick people at the office? Coming down with a cold? Traveling a lot? Here are 11 awesome immune-boosting products to help you sidestep illness all season long.
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1. American Health Probiotic CD
You may think of them for digestive wellness, but probiotics are equally important for maintaining a strong immune system, most of which resides in your gut. For a daily supplement, we like American Health Probiotic CD. This 10-strain formula features BIO-tract, a process that allows probiotics to withstand stomach acid and reach the intestinal tract unharmed.
2. Essential Formulas Reg’Activ Immune & Vitality
Glutathione is one of the most important antioxidants in the body. Essential Formulas Reg’Activ Immune & Vitality contains a unique probiotic strain, Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3, that helps boost your body’s stores of glutathione for better immune function and increased energy.
Reg’Activ Immune & Vitality
3. Flora Elderberry Crystals
Elderberry shines as an immune aid, thanks to its high antioxidant content and antiviral and antibacterial properties. Flora Elderberry Crystals are a tasty way to benefit from this healing herb. Add to smoothies, juices, or your favorite beverage. Elderberry is the only ingredient here, and there’s no added sugar.
4. Kyolic Immune Formula 103
Looking for a well-rounded immune health formula? Kyolic Immune Formula 103 blends Aged Garlic Extract, a natural antimicrobial, with nutrients known for their immune-supportive properties: medicinal mushrooms, astragalus, oregano, olive leaf, and vitamin C.
5. LivOn Labs Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C
Vitamin C and a hearty immune system go hand in hand. What you might not realize is that your body needs extra C during times of illness or stress. LivOn Labs Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C delivers 1,000 mg of vitamin C right into your bloodstream and your cells for fast uptake. It’s made using liposomal technology, in which vitamin C molecules are encased in liposomes to avoid degradation from digestive acids.
6. Mushroom Wisdom Maitake D-Fraction EZ Spray
For mega immune protection, think maitake. This medicinal mushroom has been used for thousands of years to support immune health and protect against viruses and other microbes. Mushroom Wisdom Maitake D-Fraction EZ Spray is a concentrated source of maitake. Carry it with you for a daily immune boost.
7. Solstice Medicine Company Yin Chiao
Did you wake up with a sore throat or that achy, run-down feeling? Pick up a box of Solstice Medicine Company Yin Chiao (Chieh Tu Pien). This potent blend of nine Chinese herbs helps power up your immune system and fight off cold and flu symptoms for a speedy recovery. Use at the first sign of illness.
8. Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Plus Immunity Butters
Snack your way to stronger immunity with Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Plus Immunity Butters, infused with antioxidant-rich New Zealand Manuka Honey and cold- and flu-preventive remedies, such as vitamin C, elderberry, and bee propolis. Choose from Elderberry with Watermelon Seedbutter and Tart Cherry with Sunflower Seedbutter. These taste great spread on toast—the perfect immune-fortifying breakfast.
9. WishGarden Herbs Kick-Ass Immune Activator
The name says it all. Carefully crafted by herbalists, WishGarden Herbs Kick-Ass Immune Activator contains powerhouse herbs that you might not see in other immune products, including baptista, yerba santa, and osha. You’ll also find tried-and-true favorites like goldenseal and echinacea. Use it as a frontline defense against illness.
10. Nature’s Answer Sambucus Kids
If you find it challenging to give your children any kind of medicine, you (and your kids!) will love Nature’s Answer Sambucus Kids. It’s a tasty, natural syrup designed to help treat and prevent colds, flu, and other respiratory infections. Antiviral elderberry is paired with immune-supportive echinacea and astragalus in this no-sugar-added formula. Try our DIY Elderberry Spice Syrup recipe.
11. Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol
Fans of this antibacterial and antiviral remedy swear by it for everything from cold relief to sinus infections to flu prevention. Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is a safe, effective form of the metal that’s been refined to produce a small particle size, which translates to better absorption and excretion from the body. See 5 Ways to Use Colloidal Silver.