School is not only a challenge mentally; it is a challenge to the immune system as well. As the students come together not only do they share summer experiences they share germs. If the immune system is strong the germs can be fought off. If not the student will get sick and take it home to Mom, Dad, siblings, Grandparents. What can be done to stop the cycle???
Vitamin C is a MUST for all of us. We are one of the species that does not manufacture Vitamin C in our bodies. Rats can manufacture 800mg of Vitamin C when they are under stress or sick. Vitamin C stimulates the immune system to fight viruses and bacteria. Children need 250 mg daily where as adults need
500 mg daily and more if sick.
Vitamin A is important to keep mucus membranes strong. Strong mucus membranes keep viruses and bacteria from penetrating the mucus lining of the respiratory tract, sinuses and lungs and stop the infection from getting established. Taking 5,000 IU’s for children and 10,000 IU’s for adults.
Garlic has been used for centuries to kill virus and bacteria. More importantly, garlic thins the mucus making it easier for the body to expel the mucus from the sinus and lungs. Take enteric coated garlic for no odor.
Get a plan together to help keep your children and you from getting sick now and all through the cold and flu season.