Let’s face it…the last thing you need this busy season is to come down with a cold. Am I right or am I right?
One minute you could be on top of the world and the next minute you are a buried under a pile of tissues as big as Everest. Who has time for that? Certainty not us…we get it!
So, if you have been rolled over by a cold, why not try these natural tips to boost immunity and help shorten your recovery time.
1. Chew Raw Garlic
Yes, it may not be ideal, however Garlic is a power antibacterial that has been used for centuries to combat colds. In fact, some experts recommended chewing a clove every 4 hours.
2. Drink Bone Broth
Mmm yum…rich in protein, healthy fats and essential minerals Bone Broth is a powerhouse when it comes to supercharging your immune system and healing the gut (where 80% if immune system lives). Did we mention that the essential minerals found in Bone Broth are highly bioavailable, which means easy absorption?
3. Olive Leaf
High in antioxidants and known for its black belt status in fighting off infections, Olive leaf is commonly known for when you are sick and is recommended to be taken daily to reduce the rick of getting sick. In fact, Olive Leaf in our Daily Ki immune Defence & Energy Formula.
4. ANDROGRAPHIS EXTRACT
Also known as the King of Bitters, Andrographis is a potent immune booster and relieves symptoms such as sore throat, cough, congestion, headache and fever. Our Ki Cold & Flu Attack Formula contains a clinically tested Andrographis to help speed up recovery.
5. Sleep, Sleep and SLEEP
Although this one may be an obvious one, sometimes it is easier to say then do.
Sleep is crucial as it regulates the release of the ‘stress’ hormone cortisol, which in stimulate the cells which improve immune system function. Essentially, not getting enough ZZZ’s can increase inflammation and deplete the immune system.
If you have a hard time winding down, we recommend looking into calming herbs such as Ashwagandha and Lemon Balm (which you find in our Ki Cold & Flu Day/Night Formula) or even a magnesium supplement.
What’s your go-to trick for boosting immunity? Share in the comments!