FIGHTING THE FLU with Chi’s Herbs
You’ve heard it in the news: most of the United States is having an early and severe flu season, with 47 states reporting widespread influenza activity (Center for Disease Control). According to reports, for every 100,000 people, 13.3 of them are hospitalized because of the flu.
So what can you do to avoid getting the flu?
Try to avoid exposure
- Wash your hands thoroughly
- Keep a safe distance when talking to a person who may have the flu
- Boost your immune system with natural supplements like Bamboo Extract, Cordyceps Extract, Reishi Spore Extract and Asparagus Extract.
is an excellent supplement for upper respiratory infections. It works quickly for chronic and acute respiratory infections, especially in children, young adults and the elderly. Whether you have the flu, a cold, or cough (especially cough with phlegm), take Bamboo Extract immediately to relieve symptoms and fight the infection. Bamboo Extract has inhibitory effect against viruses and bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and more. One of its active components is guaiacul, an important ingredient also found in Tamiflu, a conventional flu medicine.
helps strengthen your lung function and boost immunity. Cordyceps sinensis has long been known to have immune-regulating effects. It increases the number of lymphocytes and natural killer cells, which help fight infection. It also relieves bronchial inflammation and enhances oxygen uptake while improving resistance to hypoxia.
is a most powerful alkaline agent and is an excellent immune booster. In one study on cancer patients who had severely compromised immunity due to chemotherapy and radiation, Asparagus Extract improved non-specific immune responses (IgG, IgM, T cells, etc.) after two months.
Reishi Spore Extract
is another supplement known for its immune-enhancing properties. It promotes production of interferon, interleukins, lymph cells and improves macrophage function to better fight infections.
Get Healthy and Stay Healthy!
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Nutritionist for Healthy Goods