Watkins Cold And Flu Defense Tips

The flu vaccine offers the best defense from the flu and is recommended for the elderly and those with a weak or compromised immune systems. However, there is still no vaccine that will treat all types of the flu virus. Whether or not you are able to get the flu vaccine this year, it is important to take precautions to minimize the spread of the flu virus, and to reduce the severity of your symptoms. The best defense is offense.

Your Cold And Flu Defense Plan

Who has time to be sick? Use these simple ideas to form your own personal cold and flu defense plan.

Watkins Rezist Plus A natural ingredient that has been shown in several studies to have a specific antiviral effect against the influenza virus is elderberry juice. Data from these studies suggest a 50% reduction in both the severity and duration of symptoms in adults and children. (Research studies are listed below.)

Watkins Rezist Plus contains elderberry juice concentrate, along with astragalus and ImmuneEnhancer, which is found to be twice as effective as echinacea in boosting your immune system. One of the best things that you can do now, and throughout the entire year to defend yourself against respiratory, cold and flu discomforts is to take Watkins Rezist Plus everyday.

Take good care of yourself. When you are run down, overworked, or not getting enough rest you are at higher risk for catching a cold or the flu. Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep if not more every night and manage your schedule to avoid getting run down.

Take Watkins Superfood Multiple daily for optimum nutrition. It contains antioxidants, enzymes, bioflavonoids, greens and whole food concentrates along with optimum potencies of every important vitamin and mineral including vitamins A, C and zinc, known to keep your immune system at its peak so you feel and perform your very best.

If you are prone to bacterial infections such as sinusitis or bronchitis, take Watkins Garlic Oil Softgels. Garlic is known for its benefits for the heart, circulation and immune system, but cooking destroys many of the benefits. Garlic's immune-enhancing benefits and antibacterial properties may help prevent bacteria from invading your body.

Use a variety of Watkins berbs and spices in your daily menu. Many herbs and spices such as garlic, onion, chili powder, curry powder and oregano have natural antibacterial and immune-enhancing properties.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water, rubbing vigorously for about 30 seconds. This is especially important if you are out and about in public places. Use one Watkins natural plant based liquid hand soaps for convenience and added protection.

Follow-up frequent hand washings with Watkins hand lotions, hand salves or body butter to keep your skin moist and to prevent skin dryness and cracking, which could lead to infection. Watkins Skin, Hair & Nails (SHN Formula) supplement offers additional protection for your skin.

Clean frequently handled or touched items regularly with one of Watkins natural plant based cleaners, you'll find it's available in a convenient spray and wipe formula and wipes. It only takes a few seconds to clean door knobs, light switches, and the toilets flush lever with our ready mixed spray and wipe cleaners; while telephones, and remote controls can safely be cleaned with Watkins wipes. You don't need to use a disinfectant cleaner. A couple of Watkins wipes placed in a sandwich bag can easily be taken to work, school or on shopping trips. Have your child wipe down their desk and chair before they go home for the day. You can do the same at work.

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Clinical studies on elderberry juice and influenza:
"Randomized study on the efficacy and safety of an oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections" Thom Erling & Therje Wollan, J. Int. Med. Res., 2004;32(2):132-140.

"Inhibition of Several Strains of Influenza Virus in Vitro and Reduction of Symptoms by an Elderberry Extract (Sambucus nigra L) during an Outbreak of Influenza B Panama", Z. Zakay-Rones et al. J. Alt Compl Med 1995;1:361-369.

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