The vitamin D your body produces from sunlight is in short supply during the winter months. This, coupled with the fact that the extra time you spend indoors exposes you to more viruses like the common cold and flu, makes it particularly important to give your immune system a boost. Eating well, exercising regularly and getting lots of sleep are an excellent start. But you may also want to turn to herbal medicine to keep your immune and respiratory systems in top shape.
Black radish is a great source of vitamin C, which helps protect your body from infection, and has some wonderful benefits for your skin. Blackcurrant is also packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that shield white blood cells from harm. The stronger these cells, the more resistant your body will be when the bugs come calling this winter.
Echinacea is a plant known for its antiviral properties and is thus used to prevent and treat upper respiratory infections and the runny nose, sore throat and cough that often come with them. Echinacea can help reduce the length of cold symptoms and prevent the development of secondary complications such as pneumonia. A meta-analysis of 14 studies showed that echinacea does indeed have a beneficial effect on the incidence and duration of infection.*
Make IMMU-TON SUPREME by Actumus, prepared from the fresh roots of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea, your secret weapon in fighting off respiratory infections all winter long!
*Shan S.A. et al. Evaluation of echinacea for the prevention and treatment of the common cold: a meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis, 2007; 7(7): 473–480.