Helps to avoid influenza infection or ease flu symptoms.
Vitamin D – Has a role in the regulation of the immune system, and reduces the risk of some viral and bacterial infections. Deficiency of Vitamin D may cause an increased risk of influenza and respiratory tract infection. By supplementing with Vitamin D you lower the risk of seasonal influenza especially for school children. Vitamin D helps prevent excessive production of inflammatory cytokines.
Vitamin C – We need an efficient amount of Vitamin C daily to protect our immune system against infections. It also increases the production and action of white blood cells, and increases their ability to attack and destroy viruses.
Zinc – It is needed for metabolic processes and works together with a large number of enzymes. It plays an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Zinc deficiency in elderly people can impair their immunity, which then increases their risk of infection.
Selenium – Is a powerful antioxidant in almost all of the human tissue. It boosts the immune system, and protection against pathogens. Selenium deficiency increases the spread of influenza, by increasing the susceptibility to viral infections.
Vitamin E – It is a potent antioxidant, involved in a variety of physiological processes, from cognitive performance to the immune function.
By supplementing with vitamin E, it helps enhancing some functions of the human immune system and decreasing the risk of influenza virus.
Lactoferrin – It’s an iron binding component of weigh protein, which has some immune modulating effects. It also has the ability to act against bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. Beneficial for alleviating symptoms and complications of viral infections like flu, as it decreases free radical mediated damage.
Elderberry – It has a rich source of antioxidants and has been used for a long time to treat influenza. It does this by binding to the outside of the virus and keeps it from invading the host cells.
Green tea – Is a powerful antioxidant, and has very beneficial properties in treating influenza. It directly kills the influenza virus and decreases the number of viruses found in the blood with chronic viral infection. It helps to decrease flu-like symptoms by reducing inflammation.
Beta-Glucans – These are naturally occurring glucose polymers that constitute the cell walls of some plants and fungi. Beta-glucans reduce signs of lung diseases and viral replication rates.
Andrographis – These have anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive, anti-viral and immune modulating properties. It enhances mobility of white blood cells in response to cytokine stimulation, which allows for more efficient immune response against pathogens.
Probiotics – Microorganisms confer with health benefits to the host. Some of these help prevent respiratory tract infections by changing the immune system. Useful in treating influenza, which helps to reduce severity and the duration of symptoms.
Reishi – Their immune stimulating effects help to fight off both bacterial and viral infections. Reishi mushrooms slows down the growth of influenza, HIV, Hepatitis B, and other viruses.