Are you preparing for cold and flu season? Here are some natural remedies that may help enhance immune function and may reduce recovery time if you do catch a virus.
Vitamin D3: Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin essential for proper immune function. Unfortunately, many people are deficient or have chronic suboptimal levels. Insufficiency is especially prevalent in norther climates. Fortunately, Vitamin D3 is easily supplemented through capsules or injections in cases of very low levels.. The store at The Guyer Institute carries, Vitamin D3 5000, and is formulated for optimal use and absorption. Please note that for best absorption this supplement should be taken with fat in the diet.
Transfer Factor: Transfer Factor is an immune supplement that works to promote healthy natural killer cells, T Cells and healthy cell replication. This supplement is available for purchase in our store. Patients taking Transfer Factor to enhance immune function should take one to two capsules daily. Taking two capsules four times daily after exposure to a virus or at the beginning signs of an illness will usually help decrease recovery time.
Probiotics: Eighty percent of our immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract, making the digestive system a major focal point in maintaining immune health. Recently it has been shown that probiotics aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens as well as help upregulate T Cell production. The store offers a wide array of probiotics to help promote immune function.
Raw Honey: The phytonutrients in raw honey have antibacterial and antiviral properties that may help enhance immune function. Raw honey works well as a demulcent, it coats your throat to relieve irritation. Studies have also shown that honey works equally well as the medication dextromethorphan which is the primary ingredient in many over-the-counter cough medications. The sugars and unique naturally occurring compounds are thought to sooth the nerves that trigger the cough response. From my observation optimal results seem to be with a “medical” grade honey such as Manuka or locally produced raw honey.