For children, the start of the school year is filled with excitement and anticipation of new adventures, learning and reconnecting with friends they haven’t seen all summer. For parents, it’s knowing that their kids will be exposed to lots of pesky germs and viruses.
Here are simple guidelines to help your kids stay healthy all year long:
The rainbow diet – Daily servings of colourful fruits and vegetables
Make sure they eat fresh fruits and vegetables. They contain helpful antioxidants that the body needs to fight off bugs.
Sleep is necessary to keep immune systems strong and getting the kids to bed on time is good for you too! Young children need at least 10 hours of sleep every night.
Make sure your children know to keep their hands away from their face: In most cases, the flu virus enters the body through the eyes, nose or mouth! Teach your child how to wash their hands properly.
Let your children play outside whenever possible
- Fresh air and exercise strengthens lungs and muscles
- Exposure to bacteria in soil keeps the immune system healthy
- Children sleep better after being active
- Exposure to sunlight increases important Vitamin D production
Make sure they drink enough water
Drinking more water enables your immune system to function better and fight off bacteria and viruses.
To give your child’s immune system a bit of extra support, consider Echinaforce® Junior – a clinically proven safe and effective cold and flu prevention and treatment remedy for children ages 2+
While Echinacea has been known and used for centuries to prevent colds and flu, a recent study presented in May 2018 at the University Hospital in Zurich, has proven Echinaforce® Junior tablets, which contain an extract from fresh Echinacea purpurea, can successfully prevent respiratory tract infections and related complications (such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia).
This new research shows that Echinaforce® Junior reduces symptoms, duration and complication risk by 64% and cuts the need for antibiotics by 73%!
Earlier research in 2012, on the same type of Echinacea, proved that it was safe to take up to four months and that if taken preventively, it can strengthen your little ones’ immune systems and help avert colds or flu by over 50%.
The good news is that Echinaforce protects the entire family including pregnant and nursing moms!
A.Vogel’s Echinaforce® line of products has over 20 published studies under its belt!
The Echinaforce® products:
- Clinically shown to help prevent and relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) such as the common cold and flu.
- Shortens the duration of URTI.
- Used in Herbal Medicine to support the immune system, especially in times of stress, lack of sleep and for smokers.
- Reduces bronchitis or pneumonia risk
- Can be used by pregnant or nursing women and by children ages 2+ *
- 100% natural and clinically proven
- Made from fresh, organic, GMO free plants
- Do not cause drowsiness
- Free of gluten and added coloring
- Tincture, tablet (Original, Extra-strength and Junior) and Sore throat spray format available
Not all Echinaceas are the same
The difference between Echinaforce®, an extract of Echinacea purpurea aerial parts and roots, and other Echinacea products is both the research that has been done on it and the fact that it is made from fresh whole plants (never dried!) therefore providing your little ones with more of the active ingredients to benefit them all year long.
Active substances of Echinaforce® potently modulate the activity of the immune system, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and have antiviral and antioxidant effects.
*(excluding the Sore Throat Spray)
Citrus Soother Cold & Flu and NEW Citrus Soother Decongestant
When it comes to fighting colds and flu, nothing has a more soothing and protective effect than a hot lemon, honey and ginger drink. Add the therapeutic healing power of Vitamins C & D, along with immune boosting zinc, elderberry, lemon balm, and Echinacea root. Now you have Citrus Soother – a delicious, instant natural cold and flu remedy formulated by Holistic Pharmacist, RoseMarie Pierce, B.Sc.Pharm.
Helps with temporary cold and flu symptoms including relief from:
- Nasal & chest congestion • Blocked eustachian tubes during flying
- Body aches & headache • Breathing problems due to cold & flu
- Runny nose & sneezing • Symptoms of allergies & hay fever
- Feeling tired & run-down • Nasal congestion & sinusitis
- Chills and fever • Sinus pressure and headaches
|Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate)…………………………..
|Vitamin D (Vitamin D3, Cholecalciferol) … 25.0 mcg (1000 IU)
|Lemon Balm, 10:1 Extr. (Melissa o cinalis L.) …………
|equivalent to 3000 mg of Lemon Balm herb
|Ginger, Root 4:1 Extract (Zingiber o cinale)…………
|equivalent to 750 mg of Ginger root
|Elderberry, fruit 15: 1 Extract (Sambucus nigra)……….
|equivalent to 3000 mg of Elderberry fruit
|Echinacea, Root 10:1 Extract (Echinacea purpurea)…….
|equivalent to 900 mg of Echinacea Root
|Zinc (Zinc Citrate)……………………………………………..
Medical and nutritional researchers are discovering the scientific foundation for many traditional therapies. They are also learning about the therapeutic benefits of vitamins, minerals and herbs. Citrus Soother combines the best of tradition and science to create a unique tonic that protects against colds and flu, while reducing congestion and soothing irritated and inflamed mucous membranes and sore throats. Citrus Soother is made with the highest quality ingredients including:
From Egyptian pharaohs to Queen Bees, everyone loves honey! It’s not only sweet and yummy; honey contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents that are effective against bacterial strains including those that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics. Even the world-famous Mayo Clinic believes in the power of honey, calling it a “time-honoured way to soothe a sore, irritated throat; an effective cough suppressant… to reduce night-time coughing and improve sleep.”
LEMON JUICE CONCENTRATE
As one of the most popular members of the citrus family, lemons have been revered in many traditional cultures as a medicinal tonic imbued with wonderful, alkalizing healing powers. Lemons are naturally high in vitamin C, citrus bioflavonoids and potassium. Lemon juice is not only a powerful antioxidant; it is also recognized for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Its excellent cleansing action supports lemon’s traditional use in battling colds, flu, fevers and infections that develop in the chest. Lemon juice’s anti-inflammatory qualities soothe sore throats and irritated membranes.
This lovely cone-shaped, purple flower is one of the all-time most studied herbal medicines. Citrus Soother contains a 10:1 standardized extract of Echinacea purpurea root. As one of the most scientifically documented antiviral remedies, Echinacea works best when taken frequently at the first sign of infection. Studies have shown it reduces the severity and duration of cold symptoms while speeding recovery.
Ask any European about elderberry and they will probably begin to regale you with a wide range of enchanting stories about the power of this beautiful berry. European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) juice extract is known to disarm viruses & prevent them from invading healthy cells. Most recently, the effectiveness of elderberry to prevent colds and flu is on the radar. Scientists postulate that flavonoid antioxidants in elderberry extract stimulate the immune system while anthocyanidins, another kind of antioxidant, have anti-inflammatory effects that keep aches, pains, and fever in check.
A warming herb, ginger can stimulate circulation and heat up a chilled body. Ginger not only adds a spicy kick to everything from stir-fry veggies to ginger snaps; it’s a concentrated source of various medicinal compounds that have been shown to successfully treat common colds, fever and more. Studies show that this pungent root is the ideal cold fighter because of its remarkable sleep-inducing, analgesic (pain-relieving), anti-tussive (cough suppressive), and antipyretic (fever-reducing) properties.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) extract is proving to be one of the most promising herbal medicines of this decade. A study recently published in The Journal of Food Microbiology refers to lemon balm as having “effective antimicrobial activity.” Another study, published in Phytomedicine concluded that lemon balm has antiviral effect on herpes (cold sores). Fighting colds is only one of the great things about lemon balm. Soothing anxiety and promoting a calming sleep is the more traditional use for this lovely mint-like plant that tastes just like lemon.
VITAMINS C, D AND ZINC
Recent research into the benefits of Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”, has proven it to be the single most important daily supplement required by people of all ages. The synergistic effect when combined with Vitamin C and zinc ensures greater natural resistance to colds and flu.
CITRUS SOOTHER DECONGESTANT WITH EPHEDRINE
New from Prairie Naturals, introducing Citrus Soother Decongestant. All the healing properties of the original Citrus Soother Cold & Flu, with the powerful decongestant effects of Ephedrine. Ephedrine is known worldwide for providing fast, long-lasting relief of nasal swelling and congestion caused by upper respiratory infections, colds & flu, sinusitis and allergies.