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The past year has made us all think differently about our health and immunity. As we transition from one season to another and approach colder days, it is important to begin to build up our body’s defenses from the inside. 

We’ve put together a dedicated Immune-Boosting Guide just for you. It’s based on our brand new Immunity Collection, which harnesses the transformative benefits of powerful plants and healing medicinal mushrooms to help you build resilience and inner strength. 

Our Immunity Guide

Gromwell Root 

This root (Lithospermum erythrorhizon) is an herbaceous plant with potent medicinal properties, widely employed in modern and traditional Eastern healing practices. Gromwell is antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral by nature. 

Gromwell is one of the ingredients in our Plant Alchemy Immune Support Capsules for a powerful, daily immune boost. This groundbreaking all-natural protease inhibitor with high antioxidant content helps elevate immune function to fight off viruses and inflammation

Gromwell Root, to help your immune system

The Sunshine Vitamin  

Catch some rays. We need the sun’s natural light to make Vitamin D, which bolsters our immune system. It’s particularly important in winter, so head outside – even if it’s for just 20 minutes on your lunch break. Vitamin D is often lacking in our modern diets. Work and a need to relax from over-working keep many people inside. Try to schedule in some necessary Sunshine Time, whether it be a walk through the park or a nap next to a window. Anything to get those needed rays will help your immune system in the long run!

Bee Propolis Extract and the Importance of Bees

There are countless products that can aid in immune system strengthening. Introducing Propolis Throat Spray by Beekeepers Naturals! This powerful immune-boosting spray is full of soothing antioxidants that also aid in stress relief and support. This little protector in a bottle is full of propolis which is antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Full of more than 300 vitamins, and minerals it also combats free radicals during periods of high stress.

Some other things we love about Beekeepers Naturals? Its founder Carly Stein; inspired and on a mission to reinvent the modern-day medicine cabinet, Carly is raising awareness creating a better environment for some of our most important pollinators, the bees!

Without bees, we could kiss our immune systems goodbye. Honey is an incredible source of antioxidants and aids both upper respiratory infections and wound healing. Without honey, a lot of the holistic medicine we know today would be nothing but dust. Thank the bees and everyone who’s helping them when you get a chance!

Cold Showers

Hop in a cold shower. Brrr. A study in the Netherlands found that taking cold showers led to a 29% reduction in people calling in sick for work. Start with a minute (we won’t lie: it will be tough at first) – then try and build up to five. 

The benefits of cold showers include; increased endorphins, improved metabolism, improved circulation, and acts as a barrier for common illnesses. 

Superfood Smoothie

A classic with a twist! This smoothie is blended with a Medicinal Mushroom spagyric to help strengthen your immune system, as well as calm your nervous system, and balance your mood.

Featuring Lions Mane, Cordyceps, Cat’s Claw, and Bacopa Spagyric Extracts, this tincture builds nervous system resilience and regeneration while boosting energy, focus, and mental clarity.  Smoothies in general are great sources of vitamins, minerals, fruits, and veggies. We can all gain a little something by switching out milk in the morning with a refreshing and health-beneficial smoothie!

Bedtime

Go to bed half an hour earlier. Lack of sleep can compromise your immune system putting you at greater risk of catching winter colds. We love a series binge as much as the next person. But we love a great night’s sleep even more. Try getting into a routine of sleeping before the clock ticks over and waking as the sun allows you to. This system will help your immune system strengthen. Just be sure not to sleep for too long!

Need more support with getting your ZZZ? Visit our Sleep Guide 

Medicinal Mushrooms 

Introduce a supplement like Defend 14 capsules from The Medicinal Mushroom Co. into your daily immunity routine. The potent blend of 14 mushrooms, including Reishi to support your immune system, Chaga to deliver antioxidant protection, Lion’s Mane to bolster cognitive function, and Blazei for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits.

Plant-Based Immunity Boosters  

Fight through seasonal sniffles, extreme allergies, and other bugs with our favorite concoctions. The Immunity Collection is our perfect combo of protection and relief.

Our immunity-building flu-fighting trio.

SOURCES: 

Healthline. “Cold Shower Benefits for your Health” 

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