Healthy Holidays Start Here!
Immune Support Products To Keep You Healthy This Holiday Season (and all year round).
Here at Simply Nutrition, we pride ourselves on carrying the highest quality products that we truly believe in. That’s why we have decided to start highlighting some of our favorite products at the beginning of each month.
As the weather continues to change, with lower temps and less sunshine, in addition to holiday stress and sugar we decided to highlight immune supporting products for the month of December. These products are great to take year-round if necessary but now is the time to seriously consider them as added support to your daily routine.
Whether you’re looking for a new favorite vitamin gummy or don’t know what direction to go with immune support supplements, keep reading.
5 Products You Can Use to Support Your Immune System
Vitamin C tops our list as an important immune support supplement. Your body is not capable of producing Vitamin C but is it crucial to your well-being, so you must get it either from food or supplementation. One of the easiest and tastiest ways to get this vitamin into your daily routine is in a chewable or gummy form.
An adequate amount of Vitamin C in the body can support your body in its fight against viruses and disease, may help manage blood pressure, may help to prevent iron deficiency, and has potential to boost your overall immune system function.
In fact, you might want to check out these Vitamin C gummies many of our customers just love them. Fun Fact: Chewing your vitamins helps them to absorb into the body faster and easier!
Another great immune booster is Oregano. You can use this aromatic herb in either it’s raw fresh herb state or in a concentrated oil form. With just one teaspoon of dried oregano, you can fulfill about 8% of your daily vitamin K needs.
Oregano is high in antioxidants; this helps to fight the free radicals we face every day. Another great thing about oregano is that has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Fun fact, Oregano has been found to be effective to fight against 23 different strains of bacteria and many of our regular customers use this oregano oil on a weekly basis. It’s been great at protecting against illness and the germs we encounter daily.
Next up is Licorice, which has a wide variety of health benefits. Licorice root is one of the oldest herbal remedies, the first known use was in ancient Egypt.
In traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern practices licorice root has been used to reduce inflammation, soothe upset stomachs, and treat various upper respiratory issues. In more modern practices licorice root is used to treat hot flashes, acid reflux, heartburn, coughs, and several bacterial/viral infections.
Oregon’s Wild Harvest offers a fantastic licorice supplement that we carry and that many of us love this time of year!
ELDERBERRY, what a lovely fruit. Elderberries are the fruit of the Sambucus tree and carry so many health benefits, I truly recommend this for everyone. Native Americans have been utilizing elderberries for a long time to treat infections, while ancient Egyptians use them to improve their complexions and treat burns.
Today, we most commonly take elderberry supplements to treat cold and flu symptoms. One of the best ways I’ve found to take elderberry in a safe way is with these gummies. These have great flavor, come from a trusted source, include vitamin C and Zinc as added support, and won’t break the bank! Like I’ve said before, many people prefer to take gummies but there are other ways to get some elderberries into your diet if gummies aren’t your cup of tea. As a maintenance we usually recommend gummies or capsules and for acute treatment of colds/viruses we recommend a concentrated liquid.
The last product in our immunity highlight today is our Echinacea Goldenseal capsules from Gaia Herbs.
Let’s talk about Echinacea, one of the most popular herbs globally. Today it is best known as an over-the-counter remedy for cold and flu symptoms. However, it can also help with discomfort due to inflammation, migraines, and chronic pain.
Echinacea is high in antioxidants which defend your body against free radicals and oxidative stress. Echinacea offers a positive effect on your immune system, may lower your blood sugar, potentially reduce feelings of anxiety, and holds anti-inflammatory properties.
Protecting our immune systems is so important, now more than ever.
How are you taking care of yourself through this season? How are we taking care of each other?
Hopefully this blog gave you a little insight into what’s available out there to help you on your wellness journey. One of these supplements might also make a great holiday gift for that person in your life who just needs a little boost.
Please let us know if you have any special product requests or immune support questions!
p.s. Just in case you are looking for a specific supplement solution, or any other wellness need, reach out to us here at 916-253-9276 and we would be happy to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
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