To help offset and avoid inflammation, especially during the end of flu season and heading into allergy season, consider some natural methods to reduce inflammation and ultimately, boost your immune system. Certain supplements are helpful in preventing or fighting viruses. Our top choices are below:
Selenium has been shown to act on the genetic material of viruses and inhibits the ability of the virus to multiply. It reduces the ability of the virus to mutate into a more aggressive (virulent) form and increases the chances the virus will stay inactive. Brazil nuts, mushrooms, lentils, sunflower seeds, and bananas are among foods that are high in selenium.
Daily and weekly vitamin D supplementation helps keep the immune system balanced during the cold and flu season. It’s recommended that we get 15-30 minute of sun daily without sunscreen.
Elderberry can directly prevent the virus’s entry and reproduction in human cells and can help strengthen a person’s immune response to the virus. Elderberry is the main ingredient inside of our Nature’s Flu Shot.
A popular herb in Chinese medicine, Astragulus is amazing at boosting the immune system. It protects against mental and physical stress. Astragalus is believed to prolong life and used to treat a range of ailments, such as fatigue, allergies and the common cold. It’s also used against heart disease, diabetes and other conditions.