Following is a list of natural supplements that are good defenses against this record breaking year for colds and flu. Even if you've already been visited by the flu at your house, it's still a good idea to boost the body against future attacks. Winter's not done with us yet!
Monolaurin - this is a favorite one that I carry in the clinic. It's also known by a couple of other names Lauric Acid, and Lauricidin. It's an extract from coconuts that mimics the substance in breast milk that gives us our immunity as babies. It works naturally by weakening the capsule surrounding the virus so your body can destroy it naturally. It has no side effects and can either be taken as a preventative, or as a defense after you've caught the virus. It's also very effective for people who suffer from shingles.
Silvercillin™ - You may have heard of colloidal or ionic silver, but this is a newer form of silver from Designs For Health. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-yeast, so it is beneficial on many different levels. It also does not harm your "good" bacteria, making it much safer than antibiotics.
Garlicillin™ - This is a blend of different compounds from garlic, including ajoene, a compound created from the breakdown of allicilin, the most common compound associated with garlic, making it the more active compound to be extracted from garlic. Garlicillin is also anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal, and is also an anti-inflammatory.
Some of my other favorites that are good all year are Vitamin C, Magnesium and probiotics. They provide a good defense against the daily encounters with our microscopic troublemakers. Come on in to get an adjustment and build your natural medicine cabinet!