Winter's wonder herbs
Date: 2013-06-03
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With the cooler months upon us, it’s time to wrap up warm and keep your immune system in check!

Most of us are all too familiar with how quickly germs can spread; and the more time we spend indoors and in close contact with each other, the higher the risk of catching an infection.

How can you quickly and effectively boost the immune system, while also reducing the duration and severity of symptoms of the common cold and mild upper respiratory tract infections?

Look for an effective combination of immune herbs and nutrients, providing temporary relief from catarrh, sore throat and feverish conditions.

The immune boosting herb Andrographis is featured in the traditional remedies of India, Korea and China. In the Ayurvedic tradition, this immune-herb is used for the symptomatic relief of a wide range of conditions including the common cold and has been referred to as Indian echinacea.

Much has been written about olive leaf extract, which has been used in traditional European and Mediterranean medicine for hundreds of years. It has been prescribed for conditions such as sore throat and fever.

The powerful herb echinacea has been studied extensively for its role in immune function, and has been shown to have effects on immune modulation and antiviral action, making it an ideal choice for an active viral infections that cause the common cold and mild upper respiratory tract infections.

For a winning winter combination, look for a supplement with therapeutic doses of zinc and vitamin C, providing nutritional support for healthy immune function.

So as the winter months loom and we all retreat to the warmth and comfort of the indoors, call on an effective herb-nutrient blend to help you battle the common cold season. 

Your healthcare professional can help you select the best immune-boosting supplement for your needs - talk to them today.

Make sure you always read the label, use only as directed and speak to your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist. Remember, vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.