The herbs we chose to fight off the common cold

The herbs we chose to fight off the common cold

Immunity Booster by VeraWella

You may notice that when you search for supplements to help boost your immunity, most of them will include all of the same ingredients. Some of these ingredients are Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D, Elderberry, Ginger, and maybe Echinacea. The ingredients listed are all wonderful, each of them providing unique benefits that will certainly aid in your overall wellness and keep you healthier throughout the year. However, nature certainly has others out there too. 

Our team could've looked at the top 10 list of supplements sold on Amazon, and copied their ingredients to have a comparable product, but that's not something we felt good about. Having an extremely educated team with a wealth of knowledge, we wanted to make sure that we put out a product that wasn't only different from the competition, but better. If you look at the back of our bottle you will see 6 ingredients in our proprietary blend: Vitamin C, Zinc, American Ginseng, Guduchi Powder, Black Garlic Extract, and African Geranium. Those last 3 on the list are the ones you will rarely find on other immunity-boosting supplements. Why is that? We don't know exactly, but our thoughts are that most people don't like doing things differently. It's scary to try something new, but when it comes to health we should all be open to giving our bodies what is best. This only comes from doing the proper research and making sure that what you put in your body, is beneficial.

Our team has spent countless hours researching the best plants, herbs, and vitamins so we could offer YOU something we truly believed in, something we would take ourselves (which we all do). We would never try and sell something that we wouldn't take, or that we never tested out--everyone on our team has used Immunity Booster and we are all believers in it. For the remainder of this blog, I will go over most of the ingredients and some of the benefits each of them offer, and why we chose them.

First off is the powerhouse, and most well-known, Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and a well-known immunity booster. 

Studies show that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%. This helps the body’s natural defenses fight inflammation. Lowering your body's inflammation levels are crucial for long-term wellness. Most ailments we are faced with can be tracked down to inflammation. The more antioxidants we can naturally bring into our body, the better chance of fighting off chronic illness. 

The other reason most people consume vitamin C is to boost the body's immunity. It's no wonder this is our 1st ingredient on the list. Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection. Also, vitamin C helps protect those white blood cells from other harmful molecules.

Next is a much less known herb, Guduchi Powder. Guduchi is an amazing herb that has been used in Ayurvedic (aka Hindu) Medicine for thousands of years. Also called Tinospora cordifolia, Giloy, and the Nectar of Life, this plant is commonly found in India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. It has heart-shaped leaves, and its stem contains most of the healthy ingredients.  

Now for the important facts, and why we included such a unique and rather unknown herb. Guduchi is a super powerful Anti-inflammatory. As mentioned above about Vitamin C, having strong Anti-inflammatory properties drastically increases your chances of beating a cold quickly, or even prevent sickness from happening at all! Research shows that Guduchi's anti-inflammatory properties work even better than aspirin. It helps with arthritis, rheumatism, joint pain, gout, redness, pain, and swelling in every part of the body.

Guduchi is also proven to be an excellent detoxifying agent. This is important because Guduchi helps cleanse the liver which gets rid of toxic chemicals while cleaning out our blood. Ridding our bodies of as many toxic chemicals is vital to fast recovery. Our liver is always hard at work, so we want to do our best to keep that amazing machine running smoothly as possible.

Next up is Pelargonium, or easier stated as African Geranium. Now this beautiful flower was quite difficult to get our hands on, which could be a reason why other companies don't use it. But, with everything going on in the world, and the risk of respiratory illness, we wanted to include something that could combat that. In our studies, we found that African Geranium helps treats sicknesses like bronchitis, pneumonia, common colds, and coughs through the means of sanitizing. To better understand the sanitizing effects of Geranium, this plant acts upon micro-organisms that have taken hold in the lungs and higher breathing tracts; the result is that breathing becomes easier in case of bronchitis or other respiratory infections through this process. We know it's too early to get enough knowledge on Corona Virus, but when we heard this plant can treat respiratory infections, we knew it would play an important role in our supplement. 

The next ingredient in our proprietary blend is Black Garlic Extract. BGE, like some of the other ingredients in our blend, does a great job of dealing with inflammation. I may sound repetitive, but lowering inflammation in the body is a key move in lowering your chance of sickness. Why we used Black Garlic, compared to its normal counterpart, is largely because it has much higher levels of antioxidants. Its antioxidant levels are higher due to the fermentation process, which is why you will notice the black color. But what's the big deal with antioxidants? Antioxidants are compounds that help protect your cells from oxidative damage, which could lead to various diseases. People mostly consume antioxidants via plant foods, including garlic, or some common fruits like pomegranate, or blueberries. Adding in antioxidants whenever you can is a smart way to help prevent sickness from creeping in.

Black Garlic has also been shown to help fight off some forms of cancer cells---in fact, research has found that black garlic extract was toxic and starting to kill off breast, stomach, and liver cancer cells within 72 hours. Other test-tube studies have found that black garlic caused cancer cells to start dying off in human colon and stomach cancers, as well as leukemia. It also reduced the growth of these cancer cells. Whether these studies are 100% conclusive or not, this is reason enough for us to give it a shot. Furthermore, many studies show it helps improve heart health, and protects your brain cells, which will help with memory and may be able to help with Alzheimer's.

The last ingredient we will look at is American Ginseng. I am sure a lot of people have heard of ginseng, as it is commonly used to give people energy and it can be found in some energy drinks. That is certainly one benefit from taking ginseng, as it will give you a healthier form of energy being it is coming straight from Mother Nature, but that's just the tip of the iceberg! Along with energy, this root will also help improve your focus and mood. Having a better disposition and overall improved mood will help with the "funk" that having a cold typically gives you. Feeling better starts in the mind a lot of the time, and this is one area that ginseng helps out.

Besides improving your mood, ginseng is also found to aid with lowering inflammation--there's that term again, can you sense a theme? I can't say It enough, inflammation is the enemy! Whether you want to improve a certain condition or simply give your health a boost, ginseng is worth a try, and that's why it's included in our blend. 

There you have it! Immunity Booster in a nutshell. We didn't include everything in this post but wanted to highlight some of the less-known herbs that you will find when reading our label. Our goal is to follow science and give you the best chance of staying healthy. Taking this supplement, especially during the winter months when people are more prone to getting sick, will only help your chances of being the best version of YOU, year-round. Life is busy, stressful, and hectic, so battling a cold while also battling life isn't something anyone wants. Give your body its best chance, and start including some of these vitamins and herbs Into your daily routine. 

 If you want to purchase some of your own, here is the link! Immunity Booster


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