The RBL Way to Beat a Cold
It’s that time of year! Germs are running rampant and snot is flowing. Nobody likes getting sick, but sometimes you just can’t avoid it. Taking over the counter medicine can actually suppress our immune system’s natural response to illness which, over time, weakens our natural ability to heal. The good news though? The right supplement protocol can keep that immune system running at top speed. Here at RBL, we have a little trick up our sleeves to help get rid of that cold ASAP. It’s a little supplement combo that does the trick. These supplements contain a comprehensive arsenal of immune-supportive nutrients, helping the body maintain a strong defense. The vitamins and minerals that comprise this list were selected for their abilities to support the body’s overall immune response, providing the body with potent amounts of vitamin D, vitamins A, E and K, vitamin C, zinc, colostrum, and a wide array of antioxidants. Let’s break it down. Vitamin D Adequate levels of Vitamin D are essential for our immune systems to function properly. Most of us don’t get enough Vitamin D from sunlight so, to optimize your levels, a Vitamin D supplement can be enormously helpful. This is one of the most important things you can do to ward off sickness and keep your body in tip top shape! Vitamin C One of the most important functions of Vitamin C is to support and energize the body’s immune system. During times of inflammation or infection, your levels of Vitamin C tend to drop. Unfortunately this can lead to a potentially vicious cycle in which, just when you need extra Vitamin C, your body’s stores are depleted. This also makes it especially important to increase one’s intake of Vitamin C when sick. Studies have shown that Vitamin C can not only reduce the duration and severity of the common cold, but it can reduce the incidence of developing a cold as well … which means you should be keeping those Vitamin C levels up all the time. Zinc Zinc stops the immune system from spiraling out of control. If your body has inadequate zinc stores, you’ll experience increased susceptibility to a variety of infections. Your white blood cells simply can't function without zinc. Zinc is involved in many basic cellular functions including DNA replication, RNA transcription, cell division and activation, and stabilization of cell membranes. Studies have shown that zinc supplementation may reduce the duration of cold, perhaps by as much as 50%. N-Acetyl Cysteine N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid that is a precursor to glutathione, the body’s most powerful antioxidant, and helps promote optimal detoxification. NAC has a protective effect on DNA and is a powerful free radical scavenger. It increases the synthesis of glutathione only when there is a demand, and is thought to concentrate only in tissues where it is required. Immunitone Plus Immunitone Plus is an herbal formula that is designed to support healthy immune system function during cold and flu season. It contains herbs that support normal natural killer (NK) cell activity and the balance of cytokines, which are the regulatory proteins released by immune cells as part of a normal immune system response. The minute you feel a cold coming on or know you went a little hard over the weekend, it’s time to start your immune protocol. Buy it now so you have it on hand!