Now is a perfect time as any to boost your immune system! - Peopletail

Now is a perfect time as any to boost your immune system!

August 22, 2020 Report

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I received the Organic Elderberry+ Liquid Formula (with Echinacea & Licorice) from Flora for free (#gotitfree) from PeopleTail in exchange for an honest review. Now is a good time as any to focus on and build up our immune systems. We are living through a pandemic, and many of us have returned to work, or will be returning very soon. This means that we will be interacting with others, our physical contact will exponentially soar - expanding the likeliness of contracting the virus immensely. Not only that, but we are slowly approaching cold and flu system as well. In order to get ahead of these viruses, we can work to strengthen our immunity and be prepared for when we re-enter the public world. I have been cooped up at home these last few months, venturing out only when necessary to make grocery store visits - taking all necessary precautions each and every single time (mask, hand sanitizer washing hands, disinfecting everything). Aside from that, I have steered clear from having any visitors over (or going to any gatherings). Our immune systems play a very vital role in our overall health, and we need to ensure that we take great care of it! Why wait until it is too late?

I have been searching for a good immune support boosting product over the last few months - trying different gummies and supplements that are out there - so, naturally when I saw this product, I was immediately drawn. I love anything to do with elderberries and elderflowers, I could not wait to try this product. This product can be taken on a daily basis to help maintain a healthy immune system , or it can be used at the first sign of symptoms (cold and flu related). You can add the recommended dosage (based on your age range) to any drink of your choice, or enjoy it with some water. I love that this isn't necessarily a syrup that you drink on its own - which feels like you are taking medicine. By mixing it into a beverage, it is convenient and considerably more enjoyable - no different than consuming your favoured drink. The taste is absolutely amazing! It is a delicious blend of organic elderberry, echinacea and licorice. These work so well to complement one another. Normally I am not a huge fan of licorice, but I couldn't taste it at all.

In the past, elderberries were used by the Indigenous Peoples to treat infections, while the ancient Egyptians used it to improve their skin tone and heal burns.  Throughout many parts of Europe, it is still collected and used in folk medicine. In present day, it is more commonly ingested as a supplement to fight and treat cold and flu symptoms. Elderberries are a low-calorie food packed with vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidants (phenolic acids, flavonols and anthocyanins) - all of which can aide in boosting your immune system. It is important to note that you should not consume raw/fresh elderberries, as the seeds, stems, leaves and roots of the are all poisonous to humans. They contain a cyanide-inducing glycoside, and by ingesting an ample amount can generate toxic accumulation of cyanide, which can make you quite ill (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and even a coma). They must be cooked/processed in order to ensure that they are safe enough to consume. We actually have several elderberry plants at our cottage - we purchased a few last year and some this year. They have grown, but the berries haven't matured yet. I read about the many benefits elderberries have, and that is why we decided to get ourselves a few plants.

Indigenous Peoples have used echinacea for centuries to treat various ailments. In present day, it is best known as an over-the-counter herbal remedy for the common cold or flu. It can also be used to treat pain, inflammation, migraines and a variety of other health issues. Echinacea is actually best known for its beneficial effects on the immune system. Several studies that were performed have discovered that it may help your immune system combat infections and viruses, which could help you recoup faster from any ailment.

Licorice is native to Western Asia and Southern Europe, and it has been used i the long-term to treat various ailments, and to flavour. candies, drinks, and certain medicines. Licorice root can be helpful when combatting heartburn/acid reflux, leaky gut, and improving immune system function. Licorice has proven to be effective in aiding against functional dyspepsia (lack of stomach acid), nausea, and indigestion. It also has as antioxidant properties, which means that it can be helpful in soothing a sore throat, as well as a natural remedy for coughs.

I love that you can prepare it at the beginning of the day by adding some into your water bottle, and carry on with your day. I would do this each morning - add two tablespoons to my pre-filled water bottle and mix. It is a great way to start off your day. You can take the recommended dosage up to three times daily. This is a great immune boosting product that you can easily include in your everyday life. It tastes as if you are drinking an iced tea beverage - you can enjoy it at whatever temperature you prefer. For me, room temperature is perfect! It adds that extra flavour, yet it is also very subtle - no extra or unnecessary sweetness. It is perfect for anyone of any age to enjoy. It is a certified organic, vegan product that is sugar-free, as well as gluten-free.

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for that extra boost in their immunity. This is the ideal time to be searching for immune boosting products that will help prepare you for when reintegrating into the general population. You will be well prepared, and better equipped when choosing to incorporate this product into your daily life!

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