Ki Immune Defense & Energy Formula
The cold weather season comes with the excitement of the holidays and family get-togethers which hopefully brings relaxation, joy and cheer. However, it can also bring stress and many people together in confined spaces. This means that your susceptibility to catching a cold and flu increases exponentially during this time of year.
The good news is that nature has provided many natural ingredients that when used appropriately can prime your immune system and reduce the frequency and severity of upper respiratory tract infections. The Ki Immune Defense & Energy Formula contains astragalus, shiitake mushroom, and olive leaf extracts that work synergistically to protect you and your family year-round.
The Importance of Immune Support
Your immune system consists of a network of cells and organs that work in concert to identify and destroy foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses and toxins. However, due to poor sleep patterns, stress and a food supply that is harvested from nutrient-depleted soils, your immunity may not always be as tough as it should be. For this reason, it’s important to consider what your putting into your body along with the lifestyle factors to support optimal health.
Lifestyle Factors and your Immunity
There are many lifestyle factors that can greatly impact your immune system. Poor sleep quality and nutrition, chronic stress and the consumption of excess alcohol and sugar can hamper the efforts of your immune system to protect you. Therefore, during cold and flu season, the first aspect of your health to address are any of the lifestyle factors as best as you can. Choose a whole foods diet, low in refined carbohydrates and sugar and high in fresh locally harvested fruits and vegetables. Correct irregular sleep patterns and incorporate stress management techniques such as meditation and yoga.
Astragalus membranaceus root (Astragalus)
Astragalus is an herb rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used as an adaptogen for centuries. An adaptogen is one of the most important types of herbs in our modern-day society. It can provide an energy boost and help your body adapt to the physical and environmental stresses that overtime can lead to chronic health conditions and immune system dysfunction. When a high stress lifestyle is combined with daily exposures to cold and flu viruses it’s a perfect and unfortunate recipe for contracting a cold that may take weeks to fully shake off.
The root of Astragalus contains special plant chemicals known as polysaccharides that have been isolated and shown in studies to activate your immune cells. Therefore, when astragalus is taken consistently, it may enhance your body’s resistance to infections.
Lentinula edodes mushroom (Shiitake mushroom)
This mushroom is native to east Asia and has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. A modern study from the University of Florida showed that people who ate this nutrient dense fungus every day for four weeks had increased immunity and a reduction in inflammation when these parameters were measured in the blood. Along with incorporating mushrooms into your regular diet, the Ki formula contains a purified extract of shiitake, an easy way to reap the benefits of this potent medicinal mushroom daily.
Olea europaea leaf (Olive leaf)
You probably have olive oil in your pantry. It’s one of the most popular oils consumed around the world. However, the leaves of the olive tree have even more medicinal value and a higher concentration of polyphenols, specialized plant chemicals known for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing properties. And just like olive oil, olive leaves have cardiovascular health benefits – a bonus.
The Ki Immune Defence & Energy Formula brings together a combination of herbs that work together to build your body’s immunity and reduce the severity and frequency of the common cold and flu.