From the desk of Chris, your herbalist.
Last March & April were busy months at Nature's Sunshine warehouses. Season's change, like now again, typically generate renewed interest, particularly in the prevention through support of the immune system.
Unlike many other systems of the body, composed of distinct, identifiable organs , the immune system is complex, and consists of various types of cells and tissues that both reside in other tissues and circulate throughout the body.
An army of beastly germs come to our doorstep during cold months of the year.
For many years people have understood that compounds found in herbs can enhance immunity. Some examples include garlic, astragalus, milk thistle, cat's claw, green tea, and licorice. These and other plants have been scientifically considered to posses immune boosting properties.
Our most popular products in March and April included the following:
Astragalus - historically, helps maintain the health of the immune system, recommended in deficient condition.
HRP-C - traditionally used to boost immunity during infections. Used by many to support the immune system in flu, common cold and similar afflictions.
LH - historically, useful to protect lungs
Vitamin C 1000 mg Time Release - well known antioxidant, NSP adds bioflavonoids that act synergistically with vitamin C and enhance its absorption.
Silver Guard - nano-silver preparation, marketed as mouthwash, but its is safe to to be swallowed.
Vitamin D3 - Many doctors recommend 2,000 IU daily dueing seasonal change.
Cat's Claw Combination - remarkable herb, historically used for the immune system in deficient condition.
Zinc - on the base of kelp, thyme and and alfalfa herbs, important factor in maintain the immune system at optimal level.
Of course, these is not an exhaustive list of what has been sold in March/April, but all of the above were flying off the shelves, leading to a shortage of some of them. People are wise to start bolstering their immune systems early in the cold and flu season, well before everyone is sniffling and sneezing and coughing. Herbs are traditionally taken on a daily basis during the fall, winter, and early spring. It is a good idea to have at least some herbs at hand.
Best of Health