A Strong Immune Systems is Key
MY GUESS is that there are more vitamin supplements directed at colds and flu than any other ailment. Makes sense, because, unfortunately, the majority of us experience this ubiquitous type of sickness at least once a year. Health officials tell us that a strong immune system can help prevent colds and flu, so supplements focus on supporting and improving immune system function.
And sinus infections are de rigueur.
Everything as banal as Vitamin C to the exotic Guaifenesin is thought to improve the immune system. I regularly take many supplements designed to improve and safe keep my immune system, most of which come from an excellent multi-vitamin/mineral product called Maximum Wellness Formula, but some others are selected if I’m feeling like a cold is knocking at my door, someone in my space is sick, or I’m about to embark on air travel.
Maximum Wellness Formula A robust, all around, everything in the “kitchen sink” multivitamin/mineral, including colostrum, an immune boosting powerhouse.
Host Defense by New Chapter This propriety and potent mushroom-based formula from the excellent company, New Chapter, works great! When I become concerned that I may be vulnerable to catching a cold or flu, I load up on Host Defense.
Olive Leaf Extract Like many of the supplements presented on this site, this one has multiple benefits. Among them is a compound called oleuropein which can help the body battle viruses, bacteria, and fungi, supporting healthy cell replacement. Like with Host Defense, I take this when I may need it, not on a regular basis.
And don’t forget to evaluate the often overlooked but effective Neti Pot.
Just as with the descriptive statements made at the various company sites that manufacture and/or sell the supplement products presented in this blog, none, or nearly none, of the potential benefits stated here have been evaluated by the FDA. Likewise none, or nearly none, of the products here can be represented to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before engaging a supplement program, it always makes sense to get the advice of your health practitioner.
- Power Up Your Immune System
- Dr. Weil on Larry King: What to Do about the Swine Flu
- 7 Tips for Preventing (and Combating) Urinary Tract Infections, says Oz
Published on August 13, 2009