Check out these 5 supplements to help avoid getting sick in cold and flu season.
Oh, how I wish I had done my research before last week. I have been sick, full on, knock me to the ground sick from the flu for the last 7 days. If only I had done a little bit of research first, I may have found these 5 supplements to help avoid getting sick during the cold and flu season.
Eat garlic or take it in pill form. This spice food to can be particularly effective with had bronchial issues, even to the extent of clearing up bronchitis. If you can’t stand the odor, odorless pills are readily available. Garlic has so many health benefits that no medicine cabinet should be without it.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Another supplement said to help ward off getting sick in cold and flu season is is grapefruit seed extract. This extract has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It is said to be a very potent way of fighting off all of the little viruses and microbes out there, and comes in nasal spray, liquid and pill form. It is wonderful as a nasal spray if you happen to be prone to sinus infections. However, if you can’t stand the bitter taste, choose the pill form.
Another extremely important supplement to fight off colds and flus is vitamin C. This vitamin is water soluble and washes out in your urine. I prefer to take the chewable ones, I don’t know, maybe it brings me back to my childhood where everyday after swimming lessons our teacher gave us a chewable vitamin C. LOL. Can you imagine if a teacher did that now?! It seems to be effective and doesn’t upset my stomach.
Vitamin D3 is another very important addition to your supplements. Recently this vitamin has received much attention because of surfacing research on the role it plays in everything from diabetes to cancer to simple immune function. I have read a variety of statistics stating that anywhere from 75% to 93% of American adults are deficient in Vitamin D – and I happen to be one of them, so I am supposed to take this everyday. During a normal doctor visit, they can take blood to test your vitamin D level. Unless your diet is rich with foods that naturally contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, such as salmon and shitake mushrooms and you like to play outside in the summer without sunscreen, you should consider supplementing.
I take the following one because, it is chewable, it is chocolate flavored…do I have to say anymore?
I recently started taking a probiotic after a series of rounds of antibiotics – my stomach just could not take them anymore. Have heard it said that your digestive system is closely linked to your immunity? The reason for that is the good bacteria that lives there. This friendly bacteria is beneficial for digestion, allergy relief and immunity. It pays to build up your digestive army! So, for optimal immunity, add a daily dose of quality probiotics to your diet. This can be done in the form of probiotic-rich food – I don’t like yogurt – so supplement it is for me!
I take the following one even if it has to be refrigerated after opening because I am still trying to build the immune system in my gut.
If you already have the flu
If you already have the flu like me, Dr. K at Prosperity Chiropractic recommends Eldberberry syrup to help relieve symptoms of the flu.