As the days get cooler, you may be thinking about ways to stay healthy, making sure you keep one step ahead of that winter cold or flu. If you do happen to catch a cold, the good news is there’s therapeutic herbs to help relieve the symptoms of colds and flu to help get you back on your feet again!
The immune system plays a vital role in keeping us healthy. Made up of both cells and organs, the immune system fights off pathogens and other organisms, working hard behind the scenes to keep the body functioning well day in day out. Our immune system relies on us to eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables so it can get enough of the nutrients it needs to work. It also needs us to get enough sleep, so it can go about the very important job of repair while the body’s at rest. If your immune system is low, increasing the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet can help to boost your nutrient intake, and don’t forget to get at least eight hours of sleep every night.
If you need some support during an acute stage of cold and flu, try Herbs of Gold Cold & Flu Strike. Cold & Flu Strike is a comprehensive blend of herbs and nutrients, including high-strength Andrographis, to reduce the duration of the common cold while also relieving symptoms of sore throat and mild upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs).
Andrographis is a plant native to India and Sri Lanka with a long history of use in traditional medicines of the world including both traditional Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Andrographis is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to relieve symptoms of common colds, flu and mild URTIs, including cough, sore throat and mild fever, where Andrographis has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an antipyretic to relieve mild fever.
Cold & Flu Strike also contains Elderberry, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to help relieve symptoms of colds and flu, such as coughs, sore throat and mild URTIs.
Staying on top of colds and flu through winter requires a healthy immune system. Cold & Flu Strike contains Echinacea, vitamin C and zinc, important for immune system function and immune system health.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace balanced diet.