If youre concerned about the H1N1 flu this year, take charge by adding herbal products to your repertoire.
Recent reports about this year’s surge in H1N1 flu cases have left many people anxious. This particular flu hits those aged 20 to 65 hardest, which is unusual. Moreover, there have been recent news stories about limited amounts of vaccine available, and as always, the vaccine is not 100 percent effective. So some additional support seems wise.
Understandably, the combination of these things has left many people concerned. Thankfully, herbal extracts may help.
Earlier this season, we brought you news about A. Vogel’s Echinaforce—specifically, that a large placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial deemed this standardized extract of echinacea to be safe and effective against the common cold and flu. Now, the same standardized extract is showing promise in combating the H1N1 flu (thanks to its potent antiviral activity) in scientific research.
One of the additional benefits of echinacea is that it appears to provide strong antiviral defence against many different types of viruses. This is so important because there are often different strains of the flu, as well as many other viruses that cause colds prevalent in the environment during flu season.
If you’re looking for an extra boost in addition to typical preventive measures against the flu (such as diligent handwashing, getting enough sleep, exercising, limiting stress, and eating well), stop by your local health food store and ask their knowledgeable staff about Echinaforce. And as always, contact your health care practitioner before taking a new supplement to make sure it’s right for you.