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October- immune herbs

Well, its cold and flu season again and our lives are just as stressful, even with the pandemic being over.

So despite eating well and trying to get regular exercise, we still need some extra help this cold season.

I put together the best herbs you can buy in order to help both prevent and deal with getting colds.


#1- Echinacea




Echinacea has been traditionally used in herbal preparations to:

  • Support healthy immune system function*

  • Support healthy immune system response following temporary seasonal stressors*

  • Encourage healthy upper respiratory tract function*

  • Help relieve temporary mild throat discomfort associated with hoarseness, dry throat and irritants*



Other benefits of echinacea-

  • There is research that shows that echinacea is also a good herb to improve mood.

  • It has been shown to improve outcomes to the Covid infection.

 

#2 Korean Ginseng



Korean Ginseng 1:2 contains Panax Ginseng root traditionally used to promote vitality and stamina and work as a tonic to benefit the entire body.*


Korean Ginseng has been traditionally used in Chinese herbal preparations to:

  • Promote vitality and stamina in people of any age*

  • Work as a tonic to benefit the entire body*

  • Maintain feelings of general well-being when experiencing temporary stress*

  • Help maintain proper energy*





Korean ginseng is a great adjunct to the immune support protocol because it helps support the adrenals. And if you remember, the adrenals get a workout when we are under stress and that can lead to lowered immune function and greater susceptibility to cold/flu infection.

Studies show that Korean ginseng helps modulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, improve neurodegenerative disorders, and of course viral and bacterial disease.

Like I said before I combine a shot of 2ml with echinacea premium.


 

Why do I like the liquid?


I don't know.

I just feel better with the liquid rather than the pills.

It is strong.

It has a very powerful taste that makes your lips and tongue tingly and sort of numb and if you try to chug it you will cough and choke- it's an adventure. ( I know, I am really selling it).

I take a 2ml shot of echinacea combined with 2ml of Korean ginseng and sometimes I will add black walnut hull, all in liquid form.

FYI- the tingling tongue thing is actually how you know that the echinacea you have is a quality herb because the active ingredient in echinacea is what makes your tongue tingly. If it doesn't tingle, you got a bad quality herb.


How do I use it?


You can do it one of two way:

  1. As needed approach- take a shot as soon as you start to feel cold like symptoms and then take a couple shots per day until symptoms resolve.

  2. Use daily for general immune health- take one shot a day.

I do the daily version. And I like to combine both herbs.

However, you can just use echinacea alone and still get great results!


How much does it cost?


Good quality herbs are expensive.

That's just how it is. They are expensive to source, process and deliver.

Echinacea premium 1:2 liquid solution costs $102 for a 200ml bottle.

Korean Ginseng 1:2 liquid solution costs $140 for a 200ml bottle.


On the plus side is that the bottles are 200ml and the dosage you are taking is just 2ml so that means each bottle gives you 100 servings.

If taken daily, that will last you over 3 months, right?


How do I order it?


If you don't already have a patient direct account, you will have to set one up:

If you already have a patient direct account, you can search for the products or use the links I provided above and purchase.


 

Start with just the echinacea and see how you feel.

See how it works when you actually get a cold.

They are just amazing products and a great way to give yourself the support you need this fall and winter.







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