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10 Immune Boosters to Protect Yourself This Winter

Scared of catching a bug? Add these to your wellness routine to boost your body’s defenses.

By: Noah Lehava

Now more than ever, we’re hyper aware of just how easy it is to catch a bug. Whether it’s the common cold that’s going around the office, or the headline-making coronavirus, we’re making some changes to our daily routines to protect ourselves. From propolis (more on that below) sprays to easy-to-pack chewables, we’ve rounded up the best nutrient- and vitamin-packed immune boosters. But remember, no powders or pills will do much good if they're not combined with a nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle (and washing your hands!). So work the below into your already primed body for the ultimate shield against sickness.

Source Naturals Wellness Formula Bio-Aligned Vitamins & Herbal Defense, $19

A great way to prime your immune system is by giving it key nutrients like vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin D, and zinc as part of your daily routine. This particular supplement also packs in ingredients like garlic, propolis, echinacea, and elderberry that have a long history of immune-system-boosting powers.

Beekeeper’s Naturals Premium Extract Spray, $12

Bees use a compound called propolis as their hive’s immune system, and it can be a great protector for yours too. Spray the back of your throat with the antioxidant-rich formula for a little shield against airborne bugs.

Goop Perfect Attendance Chews, $55

These tasty little squares silently up your immune system’s efficiency with the help of organic elderberry extract and EpiCor® fermented yeast.

Rooted Wellness Shots Ginger, Lemon, Cayenne Pepper, $40

These wellness shots are no joke. But instead of a hangover, you’re providing your body with a big jolt of nutrients and vitamins, which are the necessary tools for staying healthy.

Stamba Travel Blend, $45

Travel can throw your entire system off kilter. So stay in check with a powder of maca root, cordyceps mushroom, ginger, papaya, cacao, and camu camu to keep everything functioning at peak performance.

Sun Potion Astragalus The Great Protector, $57

Used in traditional Chinese medicine for ages, astragalus is a potent immune system booster and is touted for its anti-inflammatory properties. Add a scoop to your morning smoothie!

LivOn Labs Lypo-Spheric Glutathione, $63

Known for being a master antioxidant, LivOn Labs has discovered a way to pack all that goodness into a gel, creating the most effective and bioavailable source of pure glutathione.

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, $13

ACV boasts tons of healthy benefits since it is loaded with acetic acid and chemicals known as polyphenols, which have been said to aid in a myriad of ailments from indigestion to cholesterol, acne, and dandruff. It also boosts energy and is good for overall health.

Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, $19

But if you’re part of the camp that can’t handle the taste of straight-up apple cider vinegar, these gummies are the perfect sweet alternative.

Seed Daily Synbiotic, $50

By now you know that gut health is important for overall health, and research shows that probiotics are key to making sure gut flora is flourishing.

[Editor’s Note: As ever, we are not doctors or medical know-it-alls. And everybody is different, so make sure to check with a doctor before trying anything new.]

 

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