We are in it – cold and flu season!
It’s the middle of winter, the holiday season, and whether it’s a cold with a runny nose, sinus, or the typical winter flu, boosting our immune system has become a hot topic, and with good reason.
A healthy immune system is much better equipped to defend you from the effects of cold and flu and can help prevent a simple sore throat or stuffy nose from becoming a viral or bacterial infection.
But what is the best way to boost your immune system so that you are prepared for any nasty bugs that come your way?
Are there any supplements you can take to prevent colds and flu?
What are the best natural cold and flu remedies?
Keep reading for everything you need to keep yourself healthy (naturally) this cold and flu season.
Basic Preventative and Reliable Cold & Flu Supplements
The following supplements boost the immune system for everyone, regardless of age, sex, health profile, and type of infection including viral, bacterial, or fungal. These supplements are my number one go-to remedies every cold and flu season.
Accelerated Silver is both a physical product with the smallest silver particle size possible, as well as an energetic product that has the frequency of silver added to the solution, in addition to healing codes to boost the immune system and devitalize foreign pathogens using Scalar technology.
Scalar technology not only allows for a more “charged” silver with a higher energy potential but has the benefits of both particles and information of silver, creating a true infoceutical product.
Accelerated Silver Directions: Take 2 tsp 3-5 times a day. Hold in your mouth for a minute and then swallow. Can be administered as ear drops for ear infections, with a nasal applicator for sinus infections, and in a nebulizer for lung infections.
Acceleradine is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and boosts the metabolism and thyroid health. It works via healthy apoptosis for DNA repair as well as stabilizing the DNA to prevent prion activation.
Acceleradine also works via its negative charge to neutralize the inherent positive magnetic charge of all toxins, including graphene oxide, spike proteins, aluminum, and radiation.
Graphene oxide is capable of creating a strong magnetic field. Acceleradine is the only monatomic iodine with 100% absorption and charged with Scalar frequencies to detox from heavy metals and radiation. It stimulates all body systems that have been attacked by the spike protein.
Acceleradine also increases the number of ATP in the cell from 2 to 36; ATP is true cellular energy. When ATP increases, your energy and metabolism increase.
Acceleradine Directions: Start with 3 drops in water on an empty stomach 3 times a day and increase by 1 drop per serve per day. Work up to 25 drops 3x/day indefinitely.
Quinton is a pure natural isotonic seawater and springwater trace mineral and electrolyte replenishment supplement.
A 2013 study titled Marine Therapy And It’s Healing Properties conducted by Juan Alberola and Francisco Coll, showed Quinton isotonic seawater helps heal the body with proper hydration of the cells. It is composed of the exact balance of minerals as our own blood plasma. Hydration and nutrition are essential for optimizing the immune system.
Quinton Directions: Take 1-6 packets a day of Quintessential (away from other supplements and food).
Accelerated Keto puts you into ketosis within 30 minutes.
Ketosis triggers detoxification, healing of the gut, reduction of inflammation, and reversal of most chronic diseases.
When coupled with intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet, the body increases its ATP production, clears detoxification pathways, mobilizes liver fat and visceral body fat, cleanses the liver, supports healing, and improves the immune system.
Accelerated Keto Directions: Take 3-4 pills in the morning and fast until you are hungry. Stick to a low-carb diet at least for most of the day. If you incorporate carbs, have them with dinner.
Glutathione is the master antioxidant, detoxifier, immune booster, and neuroprotector.
The Lifewave Glutathione Patch increases glutathione by 300% in 24 hours. When worn with the Lifewave X39 Patch, glutathione production increases to 400%.
Glutathione Patch Directions: Wear 5-7 days/week during the day for 12 hours. Take it off at night.
X39 Stem Cell Patch
X39 is a STEM CELL activation patch that activates our own stem cell production by elevating GHK-cu peptide for regeneration and repair. This peptide resets 4000 genes to a younger state, helps repair collagen in all tissues, activates stem cell production, encourages apoptosis of cancer cells, and discourages metastatic cancer cells.
People using X39 notice a boost in the immune system, mental clarity, pain, and inflammation reduction, wound healing, better sleep, more joy, youthful energy, soft skin, wrinkle reduction, hair growth, enhanced sports performance, faster recovery, and reverse cellular aging.
X39 Stem Cell Patch Directions: Wear it daily for 12 hours and take it off at night.
GABA is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter because it blocks, or inhibits, certain brain signals and decreases activity in your nervous system. When GABA attaches to a protein in your brain known as a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect. This can help with feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear.
As it relates to the Spike Protein that has been shown to disrupt a cascade of neurotransmitters, GABA may help stabilize and normalize those neurotransmitters. Furthermore, it protects the liver and kidneys, modulates insulin resistance, lowers blood glucose, helps insomnia, and helps restore hormonal balance.
GABA Directions: Take 1-2 capsules with dinner.
Serramend is a naturally occurring proteolytic enzyme that helps with inflammation, can dissolve blood clots tissue and arterial plaque thins lung secretions, and support the breakdown of fibrin. It addresses sinusitis, sprains, strains, edema, venous inflammatory disease, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and chronic headaches
In general, proteolytic enzymes could be useful applications in preventing viral entry into human host cells. This is because viruses utilize proteases to assist with viral entry and replication, maturation, and distribution of viral cells in the body.
Serramend Directions: Take 1-2 capsules two times a day in between meals.
Quercetin with Bromelain
Quercetin is a naturally occurring free radical scavenger that supports healthy seasonal immune system function. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that quercetin can also help to promote normal respiratory function.
Bromelain has a long history of use by herbalists and is known to help support a balanced immune system response to environmental challenges. Bromelain is a cysteine protease with anti-inflammatory properties. It has been found to alleviate pain and swelling and can help to reduce clotting and plaque build-up in vasculature.
Bromelain can help to build a robust immune defense by reducing inflammatory T-cells and cytokines in the body linked to respiratory diseases. This complementary combination may thus promote year-round respiratory health and support overall seasonal comfort.
Quercetin with Bromelain Directions: Take 2 pills twice a day before meals.
MyVitalC is not Vitamin C, but rather ESS Carbon 60. It is a powerful antiviral and anti-bacterial supplement. It stops the cytokine storm associated with the current virus.
MyVitalC improves sleep which is essential for immune system health, boosting your immune system is essential during cold and flu season.
MyVitalC Directions: Take 1-2 TSP with or without food.
Chinese Herbal Remedies for Cold, Flu & Acute Infections
Sometimes you need to get more specific with your acute viral or bacterial infection, and that is where Chinese herbal remedies become extremely effective.
According to Chinese medicine, the initial syndrome of colds and flu can be categorized into two different types of “cold invasion” in the body: “Wind-Cold“ or “Wind-Heat.”
Most individuals whether in summer or in winter, experience Wind-Heat as the type of wind-borne illness that leads to the common cold and flu.
An attack by Wind-Cold is characterized by chills, sneezing, cough, white or clear phlegm, severe aches and pains, and headache, but no fever or sweating.
On the other hand, Wind-Heat usually includes symptoms of the flu including fever, sore throat, cough, yellow phlegm, headache, and sweating. Your tongue is usually red and may have a thin white coating and your pulse is often floating and quick.
My Tried and True, Reliable Chinese Herbs For Cold & Flu Season
Yin Chao Junior
Yin Chao Junior is a gentle yet effective remedy for colds and flu in both children and adults.
It is a well-rounded combination with a multi-pronged approach: to clear heat, harmonize digestion, moisten the throat and lungs, invigorate the blood, and tonify the Qi, or your “life force”.
Cold Away treats cold and flu by addressing fever, sinus and chest congestion, coughing, aversion to wind headache, sore throat, tonsillitis, cold sores, viral tonsillitis, otitis media, measles, and pharyngitis. You should not take this long term for prevention.
Isatis Gold includes some of the same herbs as Yin Chao Junior in addition to echinacea and goldenseal. Its ingredients fight bacterial and viral infections, inflammation, and fever in addition to soothing the throat and relieving headaches. It is an excellent remedy to have on hand in your medicine cabinet.
Nasal Caps 2
Nasal Caps 2 supports normal respiratory function, sinus congestion with thick yellow mucus, hay fever, sinus headaches, runny nose, phlegm and cough, earache due to sinus blockage, and snoring due to facial congestion.
Xanthium Relieve Surface
Xanthium Relieve Surface formula helps allergies, sinus headaches, aching muscles, hay fever, itchy skin rashes, stuffy or runny nose, and phlegm and cough.
Clear Air treats acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma, and bronchial asthma. It also treats chronic cough with phlegm, wheezing, and chest pain associated with smoking and air pollution. It can be used with Accelerated Scalar Silver and Western medication for pneumonia and tuberculosis.
Coptis Purge Fire
Coptis Pure Fire is a Chinese herbal formula used to treat intense, acute, localized inflammations, skin eruptions such as hives, sore throat, strep throat, eye and ear infections, nasal and sinus infections, herpes simplex outbreaks, pelvic inflammatory disease, tooth abscess, oral ulcers, nasal infections, and mouth ulcers.
In addition, this formula will help treat constipation associated with illnesses and high fevers.
Head Q is the Chinese herbal supplement for headaches, migraines, and TMJ.
It helps with various head, neck, shoulder, and upper back pain and tension. In addition, it helps with headaches, sinus congestion, and itchy eyes during cold and flu season.
How to take your Chinese Herbs During Cold & Flu Season
When you really need to battle a cold or flu, Chinese herbs can be your savior. Follow the protocol below:
- Fever: Isatis Gold or Yin Chao Junior
- High Fever: Cold Away + Isatis Gold
- Constant Sneezing and Colored Phlegm: Isatis Gold + Nasal Caps 2
- Sneezing with lots of Phlegm: Isatis Gold + Clear Phlegm
- Sneezing with Clear Phlegm: Isatis Gold + Clear Air, a formula that warms and lungs and reduces phlegm
- Cough and Cold: Isatis Gold + Clear Air
- Chest Congestion with Unproductive Cough: Cold Away + Clear Air
- Headache: Isatis Gold + Head-Q
- Ear Infections: Nasal Caps 2 + Coptis Purge Fire
- Chronic Ear Infections: Nasal Caps 2 + Clear Phlegm
- Severe Nasal Congestion: Cold Away + Nasal Caps 2 or Xanthium Relieve Surface
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.