Your immune system has the power to fight biological invaders, like bacteria and viruses, which make you ill. Unhealthy lifestyles lead to fatigue and weaken the immune system.
Other elements, like exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and eating right are all conducive to having a strong immune system that keeps “bugs’ out of your system, leaving you feeling great!
However, even if you are taking good care of yourself, sometimes your body needs a little help. While you may be familiar with Vitamin C for boosting the immune system, it isn’t the only supplement that can assist your body in taking on those microscopic bad guys. There are several herbs that have been used for centuries to boost the immune system, many of which are in our Force Field Immune System Strengthening Capsules.
In this article, we will tell you about some of the most potent herbs you can incorporate into your routine to boost your immune system.
Eleuthero (Ci Wu Jia)
Eleuthero, short for Eleutherococcus and known as Siberian ginseng by some, is an herb native to Japan, parts of China and Russia, South Korea, and North Korea, used in these parts for up to 2000 years. It has been used to treat a variety of ailments, and it is now known that Eleuthero is effective because it is an adaptogen. Adaptogens support health and helps to prevent disease by helping to neutralize environmental stressors without any notable side effects. It is also a stimulant, boosting nervous system function.
Cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia Cao)
Technically speaking, cordyceps is not an herb, rather, it is a fungus found in very high altitudes (4500m!). It used in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine that has immune-system boosting effects by way of antioxidant activities. It also directly activates the intestinal immune system. Evidence shows that it even helps the immune system to help fight cancer. Now that is a powerful fungus.
Astragalus (Huang Qi)
Astralagus has been used in TCM for thousands of years, often with other herbs, to strengthen the body against other diseases. Like eleuthero, it is an adaptogen, helping to protect the body against physical, mental, and emotional stress.
Because the effectiveness of astragalus has been proven, some studies have tried to determine what component (or components) in the herb is responsible for its immune system-boosting properties. It has been found that a specific carbohydrate (polysaccharide) that activates important immune system cells
Skeptics question the efficacy of herbs in improving your health, but both in TCM and in western medicine research environments, these herbs have been demonstrated to be effective. All three of these herbs (and more!) are found in Force Field Immune System Strengthening Capsules. Talk about immune system boosters!