A strong foundation and acute care combine to minimize likelihood of illness and help speed recovery
The use of probiotics to support the immune system has been in use in many cultures for well over 100 years.
Modulation of the immune system may be one of the most important roles that probiotics play to ensure that the common cold won’t keep us down during cold and flu season. They block pathogenic bacterial effects by producing bacteriocidal substances and competing with pathogens and toxins for adherence to the intestinal epithelium. (1,2)
Taking probiotics regularly may significantly decrease your chances of catching a cold and reduce the length and severity of the illness if you do find yourself in the throes of illness, according to the Mayo Clinic. (3)
A recent study of 326 children between 3 and 5 years old showed that those given probiotic supplements twice a day for six months had fewer fevers, coughing episodes, nasal congestion, and missed days from daycare than their peers. (5)
Probiotics coupled with Vitamin C and grapefruit seed extract, can be a powerful combination to ensure you survive cold and flu season unscathed.
Grapefruit Seed extract works by breaking down the outer membrane of bacterial cells. Grapefruit seed extract contains many powerful antioxidants that can protect the immune system. Studies on grapefruit seed extracts have found that both are rich in vitamin E, flavonoids and polyphenols — all of which act as antioxidants in your body(4)
Grapefruit seed extract inhibits harmful bacteria in the intestine, but does not harm the dominant flora. Overall, the balance of the intestinal flora is improved with the use of high quality, highly concentrated Grapefruit seed extract. (6)
Supplement quality matters
The benefits of any supplement protocol will vastly improve by using the freshest and highest quality supplements available. Especially with probiotics, ensuring that the positive aspects are not lost, especially during the extraction process.
* Please note: It is important to check for any potential drug interactions with grapefruit seed extract. Although Grapefruit Seed extract has not been proven to have the same drug interaction issues as grapefruit juice, it is better to err on the side of caution.
(6) Scientific Dossier, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Academie Medicale, Montaigne, France
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