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Boost Immunity the Natural Way

November 11, 2015

Focusing on bolstering the immune system with top natural ingredients is the best way to avoid illness (as opposed to worrying about every encounter with inevitable germs).  The truth is, there is probably a “bug” going around your office right now!  One top ingredient for helping support a healthy immune system?  Elderberry.  A traditional European folk remedy, elderberry gained scientific credibility for its immune supportive properties almost 20 years ago. European elderberry is packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and C, that support the immune system and help protect against possible invaders.

Look for Swiss-made Sambu products using both European elderberry and the elderflower.  This will create a more holistic effect.  In addition, some good formulas will have fresh-pressed Echinacea juice and added vitamin C.  Fresh-pressed Echinacea plant juice has a high concentration of immune boosting antioxidants called Chicoric acid. Researchers found that Chicoric acid significantly increases immune cells activity following ingestion and has demonstrated antiviral properties.  Nature has given us some powerful foods to support the immune system and protect our body.

Flora offers two great formulas from Dr. Dunner in Switzerland…try our Elderberry Concentrate for year-round immune support and Sambu Guard for seasonal immune support…best taken at the first sign of a seasonal issue.  Now the real question becomes…how can you get your kids to take a supplement like this?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Immune Boosting Popsicles:  Make Sambu Elderberry Concentrate popsicles.  Add Sambu Elderberry Concentrate to your favorite juice or water, add to a popsicle tray, and freeze.

Soothing Throat Ice Cubes:  Make ice cubes from Sambu Guard (or Sambu Guard for Kids).  When you have a cough or scratchy throat, take one out and let it melt slowly in your mouth.  Now that’s soothing!

European elderberry from Switzerland is a must-have in our natural medicine cabinet as cold and flu season approaches!  Are you ready?

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