Defend against bacteria in the cafeteria

Have you ever noticed that cold and flu season seems to escalate in the fall? This is no coincidence, because fall is back-to-school time, which means the cramming of all sorts of kids into the great indoors where bacteria love to do their job. Desktops, handrails, cafeterias, school buses, and lockers are harbingers of harmful microorganisms that not only affect children, but also spread to the entire family and beyond.

Schools are breeding grounds for sickness for more than one reason. Sure, there’s the issue of germs, but there is also increased perspiration, an exchange of bad air, and a whole lot of stress.

This is why children need to boost their immune systems. Immune Support is a favorite supplement among many doctors who recommend this whole food product to their patients each fall, both as an immune booster and as a way to fight colds and flu.

The key to immune-power foods and herbs are adaptogens, which are naturally occurring plant substances that helps the body adapt to stress. At the top of the list is astragalus, familiar to Chinese medicine for the past few thousand years.

Astragalus contains three vital substances: saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides. Saponins lower cholesterol, improve the immune system and prevent cancer. Flavonoids offer health benefits through cell signaling and have antioxidative qualities, control and scavenge free radicals, and can help prevent heart disease, cancer and immunodeficiency viruses. Polysaccharides provide antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory capabilities, among other health benefits.

Immune Support is a wonderful complex of foods and herbs that are both preventive and provide a preferred source of natural defense against sickness. The best course of action is to add this whole food supplement to the daily regimen now. Three per day, for every member of the family can be the best investment you can make this fall. But if a cold or flu strikes, ten tablets a day at the first sign of symptoms may offer a great boost to lessen or prevent one of the most commonly spread forms of illness.