Contracting a cold, flu or other illness during the event-filled, on-the-go holiday season is that much more bothersome and inconvenient, so now is the time to give your immune system some extra TLC. Supporting your immune system is especially critical this year. Why? The Center for Disease Control issued a statement notifying the public that the flu virus has mutated so much over the last five months that the current flu shot might be ineffective. So how can you take control of your own immune system? When most people think about boosting their immune system, the first thing they reach for is vitamin C (this isn’t surprising since it’s gotten so much good publicity over the years). However, to truly reinforce your immune system and build a complete defense against infections and viruses such as the cold, flu and even the Ebola virus, you need the right kind of vitamin C—plus three other research-backed supplements: Silver Biotics, Selenium and Nascent Iodine. The Hallelujah Diet has created a brand-new Super Immune Booster Kit containing all four necessary immune-boosting supplements in the highest quality, most absorbable form. This kit enables you to conveniently have all these supplements on hand, especially since we’re more prone to illnesses during these winter months—when we experience colder air, much more activity, sleep deprivation, late-night parties and enclosed spaces. Let’s explore each supplement in detail and how these are natural immunity boosters: Hallelujah Diet Liposomal Vitamin C Vitamin C can be depleted when the body is fighting an infection, so we need to arm our bodies with an added supply in a form the body will optimally absorb. The Hallelujah Diet Liposomal Vitamin C is a lipid-encapsulated form of vitamin C that is shuttled without digestion into the bloodstream, right into the cells of the body. It is the most absorbable, powerful form of vitamin C available. It is absorbed directly into organs and cells, including the white blood cells that use vitamin C to fight infections. Liposomal vitamin C employs a far higher delivery of vitamin C than you do by just taking vitamin C by itself. In fact, the immune system boost from liposomal vitamin C during an acute infection is said to be as effective as ten times as much vitamin C given intravenously. So, 2 grams of liposomal vitamin C is like a 20-gram vitamin C infusion. Nascent Iodine Iodine is a truly under-recognized essential mineral that plays a critical role in strengthening the immune system. White blood cells will use iodine to kill bacteria, if it is available. However, most of us don’t carry enough of it in our bodies. Iodine supports the health of many organs in the body, it’s taken up by almost every gland and, when taken in milligram quantities, it’s found in nearly every tissue of the body. Iodine is necessary for optimal function of the breasts, ovaries, endometrium, prostate and thyroid, and assists in detoxification. Nascent iodine is the best form of iodine to take orally, as it is the most absorbable and therefore, best utilized by the body. Silver Biotics Silver naturally helps the immune system defend you against whatever infection you come up against—whether it is bacteria, viruses, fungus, or parasites. What’s more, bacteria do not become resistant to it. Alexander G. Schauss, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, stated there is a substantial amount of scientific research supporting silver’s effectiveness when combating "several hundred pathogenic organisms." In one study, people were given the patented nano silver for immune support against human ailments in Ghana, West Africa, both externally and internally. Ailments included malaria, upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, sinusitis, vaginal yeast infections, eye, nose and ear infections, cuts, fungal skin infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Immune system response was effective in all of these examples. The Silver Biotics in our Super Immune Booster Kit is non-toxic, with only 10-32 ppm silver in the colloidal solution. There is also a unique resonant frequency permanently embedded in each silver particle that allows the silver to work effectively at low and very safe levels, where other colloidal silvers haven’t provided consistent results. Selenium Selenium is an essential trace mineral that helps the body make antioxidants to protect from cellular damage and plays a role in enzyme functions. Selenium is also important to our immune system, although the details of how selenium boosts the immune system are not fully understood. However, there is a lot of research that underscores the importance of selenium for healthy immune-system maintenance. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded, “An increase in selenium intake improves immune function in adults with marginal selenium status.” The selenium status of the infected person affects the outcome of the viral infection. This effect may be direct effects on the virus as well as indirect effects via strengthening the immune system. In Summary Your immune system is an intricate system that requires multi-pronged support—taking a single supplement will not strengthen it, as different organs and systems require different nutrients. Based on research, Liposomal Vitamin C, Selenium, Nascent Iodine and Silver Biotics have been the most promising immune-boosting supplements. In the same vein, commit to a healthy lifestyle to support your supplementation program for the best results. Supplements alone won’t give your body the best chance to fight illnesses. For more tips on how to get your immunity as strong as possible, click here. Don’t let the winter cold bring your immune system down. Protect yourself FULL FORCE with our NEW Super Immune Booster Kit!