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Remedies for Immunity

Elderberry D3Fense
Elderberry has a long history of being useful for viral infections, flus, colds, and congestion.  Elderberry, itself, renders viruses inactive by not allowing them to enter the body’s cells then causing them to implode.  In this blend, it is combined with vitamin D3, echinacea, olive leaf, and royal jelly for added immune support.  Elderberry can also be found in the Sunshine Heroes Elderberry Immune chewables for children.

Zinc is an important mineral for immune system functioning.  In stimulating the immune system, it is antiseptic and antiviral.  It also has antioxidant and tissue healing properties.  

Vitamin D3
This vitamin is primarily known for its role in aiding calcium absorption, however it does so much more.  Low levels of vitamin D3 have been linked to an increased susceptibility to chronic disease.  Further, it helps modulate the immune system and promotes phagocytosis (anti-tumor activity) in the body.

Vitamin C
This vitamin is extremely important for the immune system, tissue integrity and adrenal function (stress, fatigue, etc).  It has antibacterial, antioxidant, antiseptic and nutritive properties.  It can be used to both prevent and address colds, viral infections, allergies and more.

Many people take 1000 mg per day!

This oil blend contains Cistus, Frankincense, Hyssop, Ravensara, Mountain Savory, Oregano, Clove, Cumin and Idaho Tansy.  It helps to raise the frequency of the immune system to overcome flu, colds, respiratory problems and infections.  It was designed to build, strengthen and protect defense mechanisms.

Lemon essential oil
Lemon benefits the immune, respiratory and digestive systems.  It has antiseptic, antiviral and disinfectant properties.  It has been used as a germicide, for water purification, to increase white blood cells and to promote a sense of well being.  

This oil blend contains Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Lavandin and Myrtle.  It has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-infectious properties.  It is useful for cleansing and purifying, especially bacteria, molds and fungus.  It also purifies and neutralizes odors and poisons from insect bites and stings.  As a first-aid remedy, it sterilizes wounds and cuts.

Common Single Herbs
Depending on your past success and experience with immune challenges, everyone seems to have their favorite single herb for boosting immunity!  The following four are commonly used throughout the world and all of them are easily accessible.

Echinacea is great to use if immune challenges are around you, does its best work for about 2 weeks and then, tapers off. Astragalus can be taken on a regular basis and works to keep your body strong and able to adapt to stressors. Garlic has a  history of fighting off both bacteria and viruses and is used like penicillin in Russia.  Ginseng is great for immunity and endurance. It also improves recovery time!