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Natural Supplements for Immunity Support
- Monolaurin is a compound made from lauric acid, which is found in coconut milk and breast milk. It has been used historically for preventing and treating colds (the common cold), flu (influenza), swine flu, herpes, shingles, and other infections like the Coronavirus. According to research, monolaurin works by binding to the lipid-protein envelope of the virus, thereby preventing it from attaching and entering host cells, preventing infection and replication. It also destroys the viral envelope, killing the virus.
- Olive leaf Extract has been shown in the research to have strong anti-viral properties against many different viruses as well as bacteria species. An added benefit of this product is that it protects the cilia of the lungs that can become damaged by certain viruses which can prevent the expectoration of phlegm which can result in pneumonia associated with viral infections.
- Isatis is a broad-spectrum antiviral that is directly virucidal and inhibits the replication and attachment of the virus to cells. Research shows it to have very specific antiviral actions against all strains of the flu and the SARS group of viruses.
- Scutellaria Baicalensis also known as Chinese Skullcap, like Isatis, is also a powerful broad-spectrum antiviral. This herb blocks viral attachment in the lungs, regulates the inflammatory response in the body, and stimulate the body’s innate resistance to viral infections.
Enhanced Liposomal Vitamin C: Everyone knows that vitamin C is good for the immune system and it helps us get over colds and flues much faster when taken in higher dosages at the first sign of any issue but not all vitamin C is created equal.
By using a liposomal form, vitamin C is absorbed like dietary fats. It is taken up by the lymphatic system with an estimated 98% efficiency.
Vita-D3-Mulsion: Vitamin D enhances the body’s ability to fight off viral pathogens that enter into the body. It works by helping our immune cells make an enzyme that helps liquefy the pathogen once it’s been engulfed by these cells.
*The liquid form is great for younger children that can’t swallow the capsule form.
Herbal Immuno-Biotic: This powerful blend of vitamins and herbs works excellent when taken at the first sign of any infection. It is excellent for high dose short term use and lower dosage long term use.
This is an important one that I personally keep on hand in my family’s medicine cabinet.
Immuno-Boost Powder: This virtually tasteless powder can be added to water or your favorite beverage and taken 3-4 times a day at the first sign and for the duration of illness. It’s great to use with all age groups but specifically for young ones that can’t swallow pills yet.
The active ingredient in the product is called arabinogalactan that is a fiber derived from the larch tree that helps activate specific immune cells to support optimal immune system function. It also helps maintain healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.
Natural Supplements for a Healthy Stress Response, Mood, and Sleep
Adrenal Stress Support: This powerful combination of vitamins and herbs was designed to support the adrenal system, which plays a role in our ability properly manage stress.
When we are placed under stress our body requires additional nutrients to help our bodies appropriately deal with and recover from it. These include vitamin C, B-vitamins and the constituents found in the herb Ashwagandha. When stress overwhelms our adrenal system and we can’t properly recover from it we are more prone to acute illnesses.
Mood Support Formula: Dr. Aieta’s Mood Support Formula is a powerful blend of 5-HTP, Methyl Folate, GABA, Rhodiola, Theanine and Taurine, all at therapeutic doses. This product works to quell anxious and low moods by naturally balancing the brain chemicals serotonin and GABA.
This product can be dosed 1 capsule up to 3 times a day as needed with the last dose before bed to help maintain restful sleep.
Super Phyto-Cannabinoid 1800: The phyto-cannabinoids found in the hemp plant can be extremely beneficial in helping the body deal with stress, difficulty sleeping and proper immune function.
This product can be taken during the day at mere drop dosages and slightly more before bed for a more restful night’s sleep.
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