How To Support Your Immune System
Learn which superfoods and safe, non-toxic household products may help support your (and your kids’) immune system…
“Adapt” To Stress
Nearly every article that talks about ways to stay healthy offers these no-brainer tips: wash your hands frequently, exercise, get enough sleep and eat a good diet.
Sound advice, indeed. But what else can be done?
One of the easiest ways to support your immune system is by using adaptogenic herbs on a daily basis.
If you’ve never heard of adaptogenic herbs, you’ll be hearing more and more about these miracles of nature. The unique therapeutic plants and mushrooms known as “adaptogens” have been used for thousands of years as Mother Nature’s top-shelf medicine cabinet. Recently, adaptogens have become a buzzword in natural health circles; we’ve been infusing our superfood powders with adaptogenic herbs long before they were a trend.
What Are Adaptogens?
Adaptogenic herbs, or adaptogens, represent a tiny fraction of all the medicinal plants in the world. Out of approximately 50,000 medicinal plants thus far identified, less than 1% can be classified as adaptogens.
Adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms meet the following criteria:
- They are safe and completely non toxic to consume in recommended dosages.
- They normalize the body’s response to stress (all kinds of stress) without causing side effects.
- They act on the body non-specifically.
This third criteria means that unlike pharmaceuticals, which are created to elicit a certain response in the body (example: lower blood pressure), adaptogens affect different tissues and organs in different ways.
If you’re hyper, adaptogens can act to calm your nerves. If you feel fatigued, adaptogens can exert an energetic influence. Because most of us live hectic lives, our bodies struggle to produce enough stress hormones to help us cope. Adaptogens come to the rescue by eliminating or reducing negative responses to stress, and by normalizing the output of stress hormones.
How Do Adaptogens Support The Immune System?
Research shows that adaptogens support adrenal gland function. Because of chronic stress, many people have overworked adrenal glands, which can cause fatigue and weakened immunity.
Adaptogens also support the immune system by stimulating the action of white blood cells called macrophages. Macrophages, the body’s first line of defense, gobble up pathogens in the blood.
Essential Oils For Immunity
Aromatherapy and the topical use of essential oils shouldn’t just be used occasionally, such as when you get a massage or spend the day at a luxurious spa. Rather, essential oils should be used everyday. In fact, certain essential oils demonstrate the ability in research studies to support the immune system.
For example, the vapor in eucalyptus oil kills the influenza virus after just 10 minutes, concludes a study in Essence Journal. And if you’re already stuffy and can’t breathe, eucalyptus is great for opening the nasal passages, reducing inflammation in the lungs and stimulating macrophages.
Rosemary oil assists in the body’s detoxification process. If your system is backed up with toxins, you’re more vulnerable to getting sick.
Research shows lemon oil improves lymphatic function and repairs the immune system after being weakened by stress. Taking a deep breath of lemon oil also has been shown to elevate the mood.
Get The Immune-Supporting Benefits of Adaptogens & Essential Oils With One Click
Look, there’s no guarantee that taking adaptogenic herbs and using essential oils everyday will prevent you from being sick. But with this year’s severe cold and flu season, you need Mother Nature’s most powerful immune-supporting compounds.
And for a limited time only, we are offering this special Immunity Bundle.
Immunity Bundle features the following 5 unique products not sold in any stores or other websites:
A great-tasting oral spray with adaptogenic herbs. Adapt to stress and support your immunity the easiest way possible.
The most complex blend of medicinal mushrooms in one powder. The mild and delightful-tasting powder contains a whopping 20 medicinal mushrooms, including reishi, chaga, shiitake, and cordyceps. Edible mushrooms are proven to support healthy immune function.
Organic hot cocoa powder meets medicinal mushrooms. Loaded with the same 20 immune-boosting medicinal ‘Shrooms. Low in sugar, high in minerals and antioxidants.
An herbal oil blend of eucalyptus, spearmint and sesame oil with a sinus-infection-fighting probiotic. Just apply a small amount to your pinkie and coat the inside of your nostrils. Welcome back to deep breathing!
An elegant candle that calms the nerves, purifies the air and supports the immune system. Contains 5 essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon, peppermint and tea tree. Made from organic coconut wax, which burns longer, cleaner and cooler.