The immune system is responsible for preventing and healing illness. It’s made up of cells, proteins and organs that work together to rid the body of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Although the immune system usually works properly warding off “foreign invaders” that make the body sick, it’s always a good idea give it an extra boost.
Echinacea is an herb that is said to work as both an antioxidant and antimicrobial, thus encouraging the immune system and reducing symptoms of sickness.
Forms: dried, tea, capsule, liquid extract, lozenges
The berries and flowers of the elder plant have been used for thousands of years to fight infection, such as colds, flu and allergies, and to reduce inflammation. Elderberries contain vitamin A, B, C, and bioflavonoids, which help protect cells from virus and damage.
Forms: capsule, tea, liquid extract
This mineral is used for a variety of ailments. Made with silver particles that do not dissolve and remain suspended in the liquid, colloidal silver binds to toxic agents and flushes out the particles. It can also be used topically as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, skin calming ointment.
Form: liquid extract, ointment
This herb is known as an antibiotic, since it’s both anti-infective and anti-inflammatory. It contains vitamin A, C, B, iron, calcium, and other minerals and nutrients that stimulate the immune system and remove bacterial.
Forms: liquid extract, tea, and capsule
This root vegetable is said to be both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It’s known to cleanse the lymphatic system with its warming effects. It works by breaking down the accumulation of toxins in the lungs and sinuses, helping to rid the body of waste and other unwanted agents.
Forms: tea, capsule, liquid, raw vegetable
Vitamins are essential for efficient biochemical processes. They not only provide certain nutrients, but they help metabolize and utilize nutrients from digested food. Vitamin B, in particular, is one of the most essential vitamins needed for energy, healthy hair, skin, eyes, nerves, energy production, gastrointestinal tract and proper brain function.
B Complex is comprised of several B vitamins, which work together to provide the most effective benefits. Vitamins in B Complex include: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), and Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin). B vitamins can be found in foods such as green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, dairy, and meats. They can also be taken in a pill form, chewable, sublingual, liquid, or injectable. Diet and lifestyle affect how much Vitamin B Complex your body uses and needs. If you don’t eat certain foods such as dairy, grains, or meat, which are the top sources of B vitamins, you may need a supplement. Because B vitamins contribute to cell production, transporting oxygen through the body, and turning food into fuel, an active lifestyle causes your body to need more B as well.
• Poor memory
• Problems with balance
• Improved nutrient absorption
• Healthy hair, skin, nails
• Reduced fatigue
• Fat/weight loss
• Muscle tissue protection
• Improved mental clarity and mood
• Immune booster
• Hormone production
(Think you may have a Vitamin B Complex deficiency? Consult a doctor concerning your recommended dosage and form to take, as each individual is different!)