Be armed and ready for cold and flu season

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Each year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Health conscious consumers are looking for products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. If you are not a candidate for a flu shot, and you should discuss this with your doctor, the following is a lost of some of the most effective natural remedies on the market.

Colloidal Silver – What happens when you suspend microscopic silver particles in purified water? You get a powerful immune boosting product. Colloidal silver works with our bodies’ own immune system to fight harmful bacteria that can cause sinus infections, sore throats, ear infections and pneumonia.

Sambucus Elderberry Extract – In numerous clinical studies, elderberry extract has demonstrated potent anti-viral properties. It is particularly effective against the flu virus because of its ability to prevent it from reproducing in our bodies.

Oscillococcinum – Typically known as “oscillo,” this flower-based homeopathic remedy may significantly reduce the fever, chills and body aches associated with the flu when taken at its earliest stages. It does not cause drowsiness and has no drug interactions. It is safe for children as young as three-years-old, and its sweet taste makes it even more suitable.

Umka – This is a pleasant tasting herbal extract from South Africa which has been used to treat respiratory and other infections for hundreds of years. It can be effective in treating coughs, sore throats and sinusitis. Umka boosts immune function and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. There are no known side-effects.

Neti-pots – A netipot is a ceramic or plastic pot that is filled with tepid water and a saline/bicarbonate solution and is used to wash your nasal passages. If you are prone to sinus infections, this device helps wash bacteria and unwanted irritants out of your sinuses. It is easy and inexpensive to use.