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CORONAVIRUS: GET PROTECTED

Written By Joseph Jackson 28 Feb 2020

With the UK's 20th case of Coronavirus being confirmed in Haslemere, we take a look at the best ways to protect yourself and support your immune system.

CORONAVIRUS: GET PROTECTED

THE POWER OF MUSHROOMS + VITAMIN D

There is clinical trial evidence that mushroom supplements (containing β-glucans and other immunoactive constituents) reduce the incidence of respiratory tract infections. The main species studied are reishi (ganoderma), shiitake, and maitake mushrooms - all found in Pukka's Mushroom Gold Capsules 

We have seen that mushrooms have their own individual superpower effect on the immune system. Findings are starting to understand that combined therapy is best. The specific effects vary depending on the β-glucans present in the mushroom, so by including all three mushrooms in Mushroom Gold (with a total of 300mg of β-glucans), benefits can be maximised. 

There is good quality evidence that vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of catching colds or other respiratory infections.

Regular dosing is more effective than taking the vitamin intermittently and benefits will be felt most by people who are depleted in the vitamin. However in Britain and other urban cultures and where there is less exposure to sunlight, vitamin D deficiency is quite common.

COLLOIDAL SILVER SPRAY: NATURE'S POWERFUL HAND SANITISER 

 We've sold colloidal silver for years, as a way of killing off any nasty bugs and bacteria we don't want around. We think it makes for an incredibly powerful antibacterial for work surfaces and the hands. A 2003 study by Eric J. Rentz concluded that "several promising delivery methods associated with at least one formulation of electrolytically produced picoscalar oligodynamic Ag1 in pure hydrosol form is generating considerable excitement as a highly strategic and tactical antimicrobial agent. It is an exceptional discovery that a single product, oligodynamic Ag1, possesses ‘multifunctional’ viral interventions making it a promising broad-spectrum antiviral agent."

PROBIOTICS

In research studies of mixed quality, various probiotic supplements, especially containing strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria (both found in our biggest selling probiotic BioKult), have been shown to reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of respiratory infections, especially in children.

All these benefits were seen after at least several weeks consumption of these probiotics and it is less likely that short term use will have much impact. Probiotics may therefore best be seen as preventative rather than as treatments.

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • PUKKA HAVE NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT OF THEIR ELDERBERRY SYRUP, HOWEVER WE WILL BE STOCKING AN ALTERNATIVE BY VIRIDIAN, WEDNESDAY ONWARDS. SUITABLE FOR AGES 1+.
  • WE ARE RUNNING EXTREMELY LOW ON "WELLNESS FORMULA". WE HAVEN'T BEEN GIVEN A DATE FOR WHEN THIS WILL BE BACK IN STOCK WITH OUR SUPPLIER. 
  • NATURE'S ANSWER GOLDENSEAL EXTRACT IS ALWAYS ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE SUPPLEMENTS WHEN WE WANT TO HELP SUPPORT OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.  

Our team will be in store all this week for anyone that wants to come and have a chat about how best to support their immune systems this Winter.