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How to Boost you Immune System Naturally...

Info Relinque - Thursday, June 09, 2011

How To Boost Your Immune System Naturally.....

Here we take a look at a few simple ways to boost your immune system naturally! 

Winter has always been know as the cold and flu season. The exact reason for this is still unclear. Perhaps its the prolonged periods we spend inside, or the increased stress our body is under during cold weather. But for whatever reason colds and flu's are more prevalent during the colder months.

There are many natural products available to us, that not only kill the bacteria and virus that cause these colds and flu’s, but they also help build our immune system. Here are three of the best known natural agents that will help you fight against colds and flu’s this winter.

Our family uses vitamin C powder, and the liquid form of Olive leaf extract from April until November each year. I have no doubt that by taking these supplements daily, our incidence of colds and flu's has been decreased.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C has been proven to be the most potent vitamin to increase your body’s immune system. It is your body’s immune system that fights against bacterial and viral infections.

Vitamin C is not made, or stored your body, therefore you need to eat foods high in Vitamin C every day. Best sources of Vitamin C include fruits and vegetables such as oranges, strawberries, guavas, blackberries, blueberries, kiwi fruit, grapefruit, red and yellow peppers, broccoli, tomatoes.

Vitamin C can also be obtained through various powder and tablet supplements.

GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT

Grapefruit seed extract is known for its antibacterial, anti fungal, and antioxidant properties. Grapefruit seed extract contains naringenin, a flavonoid which acts like an antioxidant within the body.

Grapefruit seed extract has been shown to be effective against many different types of bacteria, viruses, yeast and fungus. It works both internally and externally by actually killing the germs. Grapefruit seed extract also works as a powerful antioxidant, being 20 times more potent than Vitamin C.

Grapefruit seed extract is sourced from grapefruit seeds, pulp and white membranes and comes in liquid or powder form. To be effective in the body you need to take grapefruit seed extract, It is not enough to just eat grapefruit.

OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT

Olive leaf extract has long been known for its potent anti microbial properties. A large number of viruses and bacteria have been shown to be destroyed by this wonderful product.

Olive leaf extract also acts as a powerful antioxidant, making it even more beneficial in the fight against infection and tissue damage.

Olive leaf extract is available in liquid concentrate, dried leaf powder, or capsule. It is most easily absorbed, and most beneficial in it's liquid form.

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