How many of you remember being forced to take cod liver oil as a child? My grandmother used to hold my nose so I would swallow it. Wonder what she would think now that I take it regularly and advise people all over the world to do the same?
I recently wrote about spraying your way to good health and today, let’s talk about drinking - no, not alcohol - your nutritional supplement requirements.
Liquids will have the same problem as sprays in that you just can’t deliver the same dosage as when you swallow those pills, not to mention the awful taste that would be. But, what if you get tired of taking the lids off those bottles and counting pills, how about a spoonful of….. and don’t say sugar!!
Taking spoonfuls of things have a long history in modern medicine. From that used-to-be dreaded cod liver oil to flax seed oil, cough syrups, tonics, elixirs, vitamin waters - the list is endless. However, with liquids, combination products are going to give us something that produces the desired effect. By combining ingredients that work synergistically as a team, you can use less of the ingredient and still get a powerful tool in immune support.
Some of the ingredients that I would like to see in a liquid that you could take by the spoonful, or even pour it into your favorite beverage; include, Manuka honey, lemon, ginger and propolis.
Why these? As for propolis, it is a powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Who couldn’t use that type of support all year, but especially in winter when colds and flus are lurking everywhere you turn.
Manuka honey, with its healing properties, its own high levels of anti-oxidants and its unique anti-bacterial component compound called methylglyoxal (MGO). MGO comes from the conversion of another compound in Manuka honey known as dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a high concentration of which is found in the nectar of Manuka flowers. The higher the concentration of MGO, the stronger the anti-bacterial effect.
Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may help prevent or limit the duration of the common cold in some people.
Ginger is another one of nature’s gifts. Ginger has a very long history of use in traditional medicine. It’s been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold.
Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger. It’s responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties and has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may help reduce oxidative stress - today’s biggest killer.
Ginger can also inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria, including the bacteria that causes gum diseases and effective against the respiratory syncytial virus which is a common cause of respiratory infections.
You may also want to throw in a little B12 and vitamin C which help support the normal function of the immune system and biotin which provides support for our mucous membranes when they are under attack the most - winter.
Manuka Doctor’s new Immune Defence Syrup contains two different types of honey, Manuka & Buckwheat. Plus Biotin, Vitamins B12 and C, Propolis, Lemon and Ginger. Try it today.