Monday, October 17, 2011

Supplement Monday

I don't know why the picture is so small? Anyway the day is half over so I better get on with this post!
Today's supplement is from Integrative Therapeutics, Inc. It is called:

Echinacea Vitamin C

This supplement is a chewable. Last year when Emmett got sick with swollen glands and the whole bit this is what I gave him. It totally worked. All of us in this house take this when we are sick.

I don't give my children any sort of cold medicine. There are too many added chemicals and too many other ingredients that I have no idea what they are or what they do. Read here for a little more insight on that if you're interested.

I am a firm believer in the old school cold remedies; honey, chicken noodle soup, extra rest, echinacea, vitamin c, lots and lots of fluids, humidifier, garlic...

Anyway, back to the supplement. This chewable is packed with lots of good stuff for your immune system. Both vitamin C and echinacea have properties that help you fight the common cold. I've given my kids up to three a day when they've had a cold. Don't give this one to them forever.

Here is the info they had online:

Echinacea Vitamin C provides important ingredients necessary to support a healthy immune system. The vitamin C is augmented through the inclusion of citrus bioflavonoids, which enhance its effects. Vitamin A, important in preventing infection, maintains the cellular integrity of the skin eyes and mucosa. Zinc enhances wound healing and is involved in a large number of metabolic processes. Vitamin B6 is involved in energy transport, red blood cell formation and healthy nerve responses. Echinacea, commonly known as purple coneflower, has a long history of preventing and treating respiratory ailments. It promotes overall immune support. Western larch, the source of the powerful anticancer drug tamoxifen, stimulates the production of the body’s own killer T-cells.

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