​5 Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

The days are getting shorter and the temps are getting colder. While we’re excited to gear up for the holidays, it also means cold and flu season is upon us! If you feel the sniffles coming on, here are a few natural remedies to try to beat a cold and get your energy levels back to normal. Don’t forget to get plenty of rest, and stay warm!

1. Antioxidants

Adding antioxidants into your diet is the key to boosting your immune system and preventing illness. You can add a daily dose of vitamins and nutrients by simply adding a teaspoon of superfoods to a glass of water. Add Mangosteen Powder or Mixed Grass Juice Powder to an 8 oz. glass of water or your morning smoothie. You could also toss a handful of Goji Berries over your salad or yogurt.

2. Vitamin C

Another great way to boost the immune system is by increasing your intake of vitamin C. Camu camu Powder provides more than 30 times the amount of vitamin C than oranges, while just one acerola cherry has more than 65 times the amount found in oranges! Both powders can be easily added to a delicious smoothie or mixed into a glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon and fresh ginger.

3. Mushroom Powders

Mushrooms are the ultimate superfoods, with amazing healing properties. The immune-boosting compounds found in Reishi Mushroom Powder can ward off bacteria and viruses, while Shiitake Mushroom Powder is an excellent source of enzymes to fight illness. For more information on our organic mushroom powders, plus ways to use them in your diet, click here!

4. Elderberries

When symptoms of flu arise, natural healers and health conscious individuals turn to the elderberry to work its magic on stubborn viruses. Known for their medicinal properties, they provide effective defense against ailments like coughs, colds, and bronchitis, and can relieve allergies and hay fever, soothe a sore throat, combat sinusitis, lower fever, and treat emphysema. Talk about a miracle berry! Before consuming, elderberries should be boiled down into a syrup, as they do contain low levels of naturally-occurring toxins. By boiling, the toxins are completely removed, leaving a safe, toxin-free syrup. Use in your tea, or click here for a delicious recipe!