Flu season is here and I have the remedy to keep you healthy through the holidays! Pukka makes organic immunity remedies that are VeesHoney approved and I am so excited to share them with you!
Comprised of all organic sustainably sourced ingredients, these natural remedies are the perfect addition to your flu fighting regimen. Here are the ingredients and some benefits you can expect of each.
Elderberry - packed with antioxidants, dietary fibers, vitamin C, phenolic acids and anti inflammatory anthocyanins.
Thyme - a great source of vitamin A & C and has long been used as a cough remedy and anti-inflammatory remedy in Mediterranean medicine.
Manuka Honey has several anti-viral, anti-bacterial properties that make it the perfect addition to this flu-fighting serum. Manuka Honey has an acidic PH somewhere between 3.2 & 4.5 that has been proven to promote healing.
Anise Seed – rich in iron, which is vital in healthy cell reproduction to create a faster turnover of unhealthy cells to keep you from catching the flu. It also contains manganese which is necessary for metabolism.
Licorice Root – soothes your stomach, cleanses the respiratory system, and reduces stress.
Horseradish Extract – contains glucosinolates and isothiocyanates inhibit the growth of foreign cells, fights against free radicals in the body, contains anti-bacterial properties as well as improved respiratory health.
Trikatu – blend of black pepper, long pepper and ginger, helps clear excess mucous from the body, and aids in digestion.
Peppermint leaf essential oil – increases circulation, relieves muscle pain and fatigue, anti-inflammatory, and soothes coughs.
Echinacea – immune boosting, aids in fighting the flu, promotes healthy cell growth, can lower blood pressure, antianxiety and reduces inflammation.
"Mushroom Gold is based on three edible mushrooms – organic Maitake, Reishi and Shiitake. Rich in Vitamin D*, these mushrooms have been used for centuries to help support a healthy ecosystem. We ensure that the fruiting body and mycellium as well as the extra-cellular metabolites are blended to deliver the concentrated polysaccharides and beta-glucans.
This broad-spectrum formula contains the highest organic grade, sustainably cultivated herbs, carefully selected to bring you the full potential of nature’s goodness." - PukkaUS
Vitamin D - can help reduce inflammation caused by viruses by increasing the number of antimicrobial proteins that fight against viruses. And what better way than to get it in food form – in this case it’s mushrooms. Healthcare the way mother nature intended.
Organic Reishi Mushroom - reishi mushrooms can help restore hormonal balance and regulate activity of the immune system. Over all this incredible mushroom does a wonderful job in enabling the body back to homeostasis.
Organic Shiitake Mushroom - This mushroom contains all eight essential amino acids, which play an essential role in optimizing immune function. The linoleic acid content in particular helps to improve digestion, aiding in the reduction of food allergies and sensitivities.
Maitake Mushroom - According to some studies, maitake mushrooms can be effective in stimulating an immune response helping to ward off disease. Studies have also shown that their effects were even stronger when paired with shiitake mushrooms as they work together synergistically.
Kelp – This seaweed contains a nutrient called fucoidan, which protects cells in your body from damage caused by poor levels of blood flow to certain parts of the body.
Ginger - An antibacterial root that helps to support the immune system. It's also a wonderful ingredient to have on hand as it can be beneficial in preventing nausea and soothing an upset stomach.
Spirulina - A type of blue green algae that has incredible anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. A weakened immune system can lead to loads of inflammation in the body, so this is one nutrient that helps to support a settled system.
Beta Glucans - When we have a weekend immune system, our blood cells are typically working hard to fight off infection. Beta Glucans are plant sterols that aid in triggering a defense response, boosting the immune system and preventing the sickness from spreading to other parts of the body.
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