Winter Immune Support Boosts!

We all need increased immune support in the winter!

It’s getting to be that time of year again! Below is a list of products we sell in our Horseheads location that can help keep you healthy and boost your winter immune support! Just because something is ‘going around‘, don’t let it get you! These products are great to keep your immune system strong and keep you protected. These are also things you can inform clients about. I’ve tried many of the products below and have had a lot of success with them. I either don’t get sick at all, or if I do catch something, the severity and duration are much less than others I see with the same bug. These items work really well!
~ Renee

From Gaia Herbs:

Oil of Oregano for Winter Immune SupportOil Of Oregano:
Supports a healthy immune response – Oil of Oregano contains phytochemicals which support the body’s natural resistance. Gaia Herbs’ supercritical CO2 extract of Oregano volatile oils contains phenols, including Carvacrol and Thymol. These oils help support a healthy microbial environment in the intestines and a healthy immune response. Oregano leaf also acts as an antioxidant and contains the flavonoid rosmarinic acid that appears to normalize the chemical cyclooxygenase 2 (Cox-2). Cox-2 is associated with inflammation in tissues. This product is especially good for tummy bugs. The perfect boost for your winter immune support.

Olive Leaf for winter immune supportOlive Leaf:
Supports a healthy immune response – Olive Leaf has the unique ability to support immune function while also offering the body protection from free radical damage. Because of this antioxidant property, Olive Leaf shows promise in supporting cardiovascular health. Gaia Herbs’ fresh-picked whole Olive Leaf is gently concentrated into a superior-quality extract. Olive Leaf is referred to as ‘nature’s antibiotic’. It does a great job at fighting pathogens, bacteria, viruses, fungus, and yeast (like Candida). Unlike normal antibiotics that kill off your body’s good bacteria, Olive Leaf does not.

Whole Body Defense for winter immune supportWhole Body Defense:
Supports daily immune wellness – Staying healthy throughout the year can be a challenge, especially when stress wears you down and makes you vulnerable. Promoting healthy immunity should be a daily routine. Whole Body Defense® provides a combination approach to daily immune support with a formula blending herbal extracts of Echinacea, Astragalus and Larch with Maitake mushroom extract. Tonic mushrooms are immune modulators and have been clinically shown to raise NKC (natural killer cell) activity 200-300%. Natural killer cells are the cells in your body that destroy the cells that are not you (like pathogens and cancerous cells.)

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From Standard Process/Mediherb:

Contains phytochemicals, minerals, as well as Protomorphogen ™ and Cytosol™ extracts to support the immune system.

Standard Process Immuplex for winter immune support

  • Taken daily, supports a healthy immune response function
  • Helps maintain normal white blood cell activity already within a normal range
  • Supports the body’s normal response to inflammation as it relates to periodic
  • challenges like consumption of a high-fat meal or strenuous activity

  • Provides phytochemicals with antioxidant activity
  • Provides broad mineral support for everyday immune function
  • Andrographis Complex

Andrographis Complex:
Contains a blend of herbs to support normal immune system function. Andrographis, Echinacea angustifolia root and Holy Basil provide a unique range of phytochemicals including diterpenoid lactones (collectively referred to as andrographolides), flavonoids, caffeic acid derivatives (especially echinacoside and cynarin), alkylamides, essential oil (rich in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, typically eugenol) and polyphenols. The Andrographis component of this tablet is standardized to contain 10 mg of andrographolide per tablet to ensure optimal strength and quality. This herbal formulation works to:

Andrographis Complex for winter immune support

  • enhance immune system function
  • support healthy respiratory system function
  • support and maintain normal body temperature already within a normal range
  • support healthy immune system response following stress and sudden changes in weather or temperature
  • encourage adaptive response to occasional everyday stress
  • promote healthy liver function

Astragalus Complex:
Is a strong tonic blend containing Astragalus, Echinacea purpurea root and Eleuthero. This combination of herbs contains many compounds including triterpenoid saponins, flavonoids, sterols, caffeic acid derivatives (especially cichoric acid), alkylamides, and a diverse group of constituents called eleutherosides. The Eleuthero component of this tablet is standardized to contain 600 mcg of syringaresinol diglucosides (eleutheroside) E per tablet to ensure optimal strength and quality. Together these herbs and the compounds within them help to:

Astragalus Complex winter immune support

  • enhance immune system function
  • maintain feelings of general well-being and support vitality
  • facilitate the body’s normal response to occasional stress
  • promote a healthy response to environmental stress
  • considered to be a barrier/defense against pathogens that you are exposed to, so that you won’t catch it.

The combination of herbs and an essential oil found in Broncafect (Licorice, Pleurisy Root, Echinacea purpurea root, White Horehound, Ginger and Thyme essential oil) contain triterpenoid saponins (especially glycyrrhizin), other saponins, flavonoids, caffeic acid derivatives (especially cichoric acid), alkylamides, pungent principles (including gingerols), monoterpenes (especially thymol) and other compounds. These herbs, essential oil and their constituents work together to:

  • support healthy respiratory tract function
  • maintain healthy mucosal tissue
  • support normal mucus flow
  • support the body’s natural ability to break up respiratory secretions
  • support the body’s normal cough reflex
  • encourage a healthy environment to help maintain normal respiratory flora
  • enhance immune system function
  • promote healthy white blood cells
  • promote healthy throat tissue
  • assist the body in maintaining normal body temperature already within a normal range
  • promote the body’s normal resistance function

Echinacea Premium:
Echineacea is well known to provide a boost to the body’s winter immune support system.
Combines the roots of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea to enlist properties unique to each. The blending of these two plant species ensures that the specific caffeic acid derivatives (cichoric acid, echinacoside, cynarin) and the lipophilic components (especially alkylamides) are present in appropriate quantities. This product contains a total of 4.1 mg of alkylamides per tablet to ensure optimal strength and quality. These substances and other unnamed phytochemicals work together to:

Echinacea Premium for winter immune support

  • enhance immune system function (particularly nonspecific immune system function)
  • support and promote normal interferon production
  • support and promote healthy white blood cells
  • support healthy immune system response following stress, sudden changes in weather or temperature
  • encourage healthy upper respiratory tissue
  • support and maintain healthy throat tissue
  • support healthy lymphatic system function
  • stimulate the body’s normal tissue support and renewal function

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AgeLess Integrative Medical Spa also carries probiotics which help strengthen the immune system and normalize digestion.

We hope that this has been information for you and will help provide ways to stay healthy during the dreaded Winter months!

Do you have other ways to boost your body’s winter immune support? We’d love to hear from you!