Since it seems the USA will be opening back up very shortly, here are a few things to help boost your immune system. I have taken and used all of these supplements, I don’t recommend things that I haven’t taken or know about.
I am not a medical doctor, please consult your doctor before taking the first 3 suggestions.
Whether you work from home or will have to go back into the office, or if you have a service based job where you will come intact with so many people you need to prime your immune system for what’s to come.
Taking care of your body is always important but right now it’s crucial.
Elderberry ( boost immune system)
By now most of you are aware that people are dying from Covid-19, but what you may not is why. People with underlying health issues are losing the battle, but especially people with respiratory complications. People are developing pneumonia, causing difficulty with breathing and then finally succumbed to the disease.
Elderberries contain natural chemical substances known as flavonoids that aid in boosting the immune system of the body. They are antioxidants that help to remove the harmful free radicals produced as a result of numerous metabolic reactions. Elderberry is highly effective in treating diseases related to depressed immune system which keeps a person healthy.
This plant is quite effective in protecting and treating infections of the upper respiratory tract. Elderberry also helps to reduce the swelling in mucous membranes and decreases nasal congestion in people suffering from bacterial sinusitis.
My fiance and I drink 8 ounces every morning of the juice. We use Elderberry in 3 forms. At night we will make the tea.
steep 3-5 minutes wait to cool, and then drink.
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we boil the dried form in water for 15 minutes, strain with a cheese cloth, and then drink.
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Guinea Hen Weed ( boost immune system)
If you are pregnant DO NOT take this, it can induce an abortion or lead to a miscarriage.
Any person who has a bleeding disease like hemophilia or anyone on a blood-thinning prescription should not take it. This herb has a trace of Coumadin in it which is a blood thinner.
This plant is indigenous in warmer climates, like South America and the Caribbean. It stimulates the immune system to increase its production of lymphocytes and natural killer cells – powerful disease-destroying cells.
At the same time, it increases the production of interferon and interleukins – substances naturally produced by the immune system in fighting cancers and infections.
It tastes like burnt water , if that has a taste lol. You can consume 1/2 a cup a day. This also sold in capsule or pill form.
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Palo Guaco is a natural bronchial dilator, it expels mucus and phlegm out of the lungs. This can be used for colds, the flu, and viruses.
How to prepare: 2 cup of water to a tablespoon of herb. Boil 15 minutes and then strain to drink. Do not throw away the pieces that you just used, you can use that same piece 2 or 3 more times.
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Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leaf extract is derived from the leaves of the olive tree and has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
The immunomodulatory effects of olive leaf extract along with a high level of antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress and relieve any strain on the immune system.
It has even been shown to restore the intestinal epithelial barrier, further helping the body’s defenses. Healthy gut bacteria are important in immune system function. Olive leaf extract may help maintain healthy microflora in the gut by reducing harmful bacteria while promoting the growth of healthy bacteria
Note: Make sure your olive leaf supplement has at least 20% oleuropein in it, this active ingredient helps the body absorb it and delivers the health benefits .
Garlic stimulates white blood cell activity required by the immune system for fighting infections including colds and fungal infections.
Note: The garlic pills that my fiance and I take are from Russia. Reason being, they are time release, so it gives off the benefits all day long. We get them on Ebay. 60 pills $14.99.
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Vitamin C ( boost immune system)
Everyone knows about Vitamin C.
Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection
Also, Vitamin C helps white blood cells function more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules, such as free radicals.
Lastly, vitamin C is an essential part of the skin’s defense system. It’s actively transported to the skin, where it can act as an antioxidant and help strengthen the skin’s barriers.
Use: most people drink orange juice or take Emergen-C. When it comes to herbs and wellness I try to use and take the purest form of the herb to get all of the benefits. In the morning I take one scoop of this and put it in my water. Vitamin C does have a tangy taste, hence the taste of orange juice.
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These are just a few herbs and suggestions that my fiance and I use to keep up with our health. STAY SAFE and WELL!
with class and grace,
Mya – Karren