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05 Oct , 2020

Your immune system is a relentless, widespread, complex defense against harmful viruses and bacteria. It’s constantly working to identify the difference between your body’s cells and alien cells and destroying anything that can be potentially harmful.

 

Usually, this method works well unless your immune system wrongly classifies some of your cells and attacks them instead. This is why it’s important to take care of our immune system, and one way to do it is with natural immune support.

 

There are several components to the immune system.

 

Skin. The skin is the physical barrier that keeps germs and bacteria at bay. Another first line of defense is tears and saliva as they are antibacterial and can neutralize any invaders.

 

Mucus. Mucus is a sticky substance that is also antibacterial. It’s found inside nasal passages as well as the lining of the lungs to catch germs and stop them from entering the bloodstream.

 

Gut. The gut contains 70-80% of your immune system cells and most often the place where bacteria and viruses attack, therefore, it’s very important to keep your gut in good health so it has a lot of friendly bacteria at its disposal.

 

Lymph System. The lymph system consists of bone marrow, spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes. This system carries water, food, and oxygen to your cells and removes waste.

 

In your bone marrow, your body’s disease-fighting white blood cells are produced and released. Your spleen regulates how much blood is in your body and removes damaged cells. The thymus gland is where bacteria-fighting T cells mature. Lymph nodes are designed to detect any bacteria or infection in cell fluid and remove them.

 

Keeping your immune system in balance is of the utmost importance for your health at all stages of life. Many herbs have traditionally been used to support the immune system. These botanicals promote a healthy response to stress, support healthy inflammatory responses, and aid in natural microbial balance in the gut, among other places. Greenbush Natural Products are great for helping keep a strong and healthy immune system. 

Herbs for Natural Immune Support

 

It’s that time of year again - boots, bonfires, and over-the-counter cold medicine. Although this year you may be leaning away from the sugary aftertaste of Emergen-C or the drowsiness of Tylenol Cold. If so, consider the power of plants to boost your natural immune support.

 

Elderberry

 

Elderberry refers to several different types of the Sambucus tree, which is a flowering plant belonging to the Adoxaceae family. The most common type is Sambucus nigra which is also known as the European elderberry or black elder.

 

Various parts of the elderberry tree have been used for medicinal purposes because the plant is packed with vitamin C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants in the form of phenolic acids, flavonols, and anthocyanins. These various components of Elderberry are beneficial for natural immune support. However, be sure the plant you are intaking is in fact the American or European elderberry, as other types of elderberry can be more toxic. Fortunately, toxic substances can be safely removed by cooking, however, the branches, bark, and leaves should not be used in cooking or juicing.

 

Elderberry extracts are derived from the berries of the Sambucus nigra tree. Because the active components in elderberry extract are all water-soluble, the anthocyanins, flavonols, and phenolic acids contained in the berries absorb into your body’s tissues very rapidly. Unfortunately, in order to reap the benefits of these nutrients, one must consume enough. Again, consuming too much of these berries become toxic to the human body, therefore, consuming the extract of the plant ensures the body reaps it’s benefits and denies the toxicity.

 

Greenbush's Elderberry extract is alcohol-free and great for anyone looking to naturally improve their immune system and respiratory health and are dissatisfied with the current synthetic, alcohol-based, or expensive formulated extracts and supplements available to them.

 

Unlike other supplements and multi-herb formulas available in the market, our Greenbush Elderberry extract is a natural, single-herb supplement without fillers or additives that is carefully extracted to deliver as much of the active herb, Sambucus nigra, as possible.

 

No fillers or additives. No "kitchen sink" multi-herb formulas with as many as 20 ingredients. No nonsense. Just pure and potent herbs delivered in a concentrated, alcohol-free extract since 1997.

 

Ginger

 

Ginger is a flowering plant whose root is widely used as a spice and as medicine. It’s most commonly used to treat an upset stomach and nausea.

 

The main bioactive compound in ginger is gingerol and is responsible for most of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Ginger is also rich in phytochemicals that help aid in digestion, which stimulates the body’s natural cleansing and detox process by eliminating waste and toxins.

 

It has a long history of uses both medicinally and for culinary use. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, as an oil, or as a juice. Sometimes it can be added to processed foods and even in cosmetics. Similar to other botanicals, in order to reap the many benefits of ginger root, one must either eat an unhealthy amount or take advantage of extracts and supplements.

 

Greenbush's Ginger Root Extract is for anyone looking to naturally boost their digestive system health as well as manage pain and are dissatisfied with the current synthetic or expensive formulated supplements available to them.

 

Unlike these supplements and multi-herb formulas available on the market, our Greenbush Ginger Root extract is a natural, single-herb supplement without fillers or additives that is created to deliver as much of the active herb, Zingiber officinale, as possible in each dose.

 

Turmeric

 

Everyone is looking for a way to boost their immune system (or at least they should be) and among ginger, turmeric is truly a superfood worthy of the name. Curcumin is the most abundant and active polyphenol in turmeric and has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and wound-healing effects. Curcumin is a group of compounds derived from the root of a turmeric plant and has become one of the most well-researched natural therapeutic ingredients.

 

However, because of its low percentage levels in standardized turmeric powder, it is difficult to reap the benefits just by taking turmeric, and therefore it’s recommended to take turmeric in capsule form. The Greenbush Natural Products Turmeric capsules are great for anyone looking to naturally boost their immune system and are dissatisfied with the current synthetic or expensive formulated supplements available to them. Unlike these supplements and multi-herb formulas available on the market, our Greenbush Turmeric capsules are a natural, single-herb supplement without fillers or additives that is created to deliver as much of the active herb, Curcuna longa, as possible in each dose. Just like all of our products, our Turmeric Capsules have no additives or fillers, just pure, potent herbs.  

 

Natural Immune Support

 

Each of these herbs works in various ways to protect natural immune support and boost immunity, and it’s not just the alternative health community that says so. Research has proven over the past decades and continues to have positive health impacts on those who regularly use them.

 

Given all of the ways people weaken their immune system, it’s important to know how to boost it and protect it against infections and disease. Natural herbs are a safe and effective way to help the body defend against viruses, bacteria, and other unwanted invaders.

 

*INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY. STATEMENTS IN THIS WEBSITE HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THE FDA DOES NOT EVALUATE OR TEST HERBS AND HEALTH FOODS. THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE , TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. FOR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN. USE HERBS IN MODERATION AND WATCH FOR ALLERGIC REACTIONS. REMEMBER THAT DIET, EXERCISE AND RELAXATION ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO YOUR HEALTH.