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It’s that time of year again when it’s time to build up your immune system and give it the support it needs to keep you healthy during
ebola flu season! :-P
Zarbees has immune boosting supplements that your whole family can take for those times when you are most susceptible to getting sick, like the colder winter months that are approaching.
I had a ridiculous argument with a friend on Facebook the other day… The topic was, “Can you get a cold from being out in the cold?” (ie. if you go outside in the 20° weather without a coat or hat on, will you get a cold?) The point I kept attempting to make (which no one seemed to comprehend) was that no, you don’t catch a cold from the cold weather, but being out in the cold while dressed improperly can lower your immune system, thereby indirectly making you get a cold.
Obviously you don’t catch a cold from a temperature, you get a cold from a (rhino)virus. Quite a few studies have found that in fact cold temperatures and low relative humidity work in favor of the spread of the influenza virus.
Weather as an Indirect Cause of the Cold
While simply stepping outside in cold weather without a jacket doesn’t cause a cold, hypothermia (the lowering of the body’s core temperature) suppresses immunity, which can lead to colds. “Most cold symptoms are produced by the body’s immune system physically responding to the rhinovirus,” says Belilovsky. “So, someone with a stronger immune system in the cold will produce more [mucus], while the one with the weaker immune system will sniffle longer, but less dramatically.” The person with the weaker immune system probably will have more complications, such as sinusitis or ear infections, Belilovsky adds.
Cold weather may be indirectly responsible for colds, however. Vasoconstriction — when blood vessels close to the outside of the body, such as those found in the nose, narrow — leads to dryness. “This dryness compromises the nose’s ability to filter infections,” Belilovsky explains. “On returning to warm air, rebound vasodilation occurs, where your hands get pink and your nose starts running as blood returns to it.” The cycle continues if the runny nose is severe enough to cause mouth breathing. Bypassing the nose’s ability to filter inhaled air, combined with dry indoor air, allows the inhalation of virus-bearing mucus, which may trigger colds and lower respiratory infections. [read more…]
HENCE, going outside in the winter without your coat on is a stupid idea and you will be more likely to catch the cold virus when it comes in your direction.
In addition to staying warm, wearing a hat and coat when outside, staying away from sick people and eating healthy, you can also take supplements that help promote normal immune function.
Zarbees Immune Support supplements for babies, children and adult will help you maintain and bolster you and your family’s immune system so you’re ready for whatever this winter season throws at you. I know I’m willing to do just about anything to help boost my immune system because getting sick is not fun!
Can you tell your child is going to get sick before it hits? Do they have tell-tale signs they aren’t feeling well? My kids get a bluish/purple tinge under their eyes, they get super clingy and they both want extra hugs about 12-24 hours before they start showing actual cold symptoms. If I’m quick, I can give them extra immune boosting supplements and either skip the cold completely or at least significantly decrease the intensity and duration. Elderberry, Vitamin C and Zinc are always the first things I go for! Thankfully, Zarbee’s Naturals Children’s Mighty Bee Gummy Immune Support contains Elderberry, Vitamin C and Zinc in one delicious gummy vitamin that my kids enjoy eating. Best of all, they are both gluten-free, dairy-free, dye-free, and contain no drugs or alcohol. Plus they are safe and effective for children 2 years old+.
What is your go-to regimen prevent cold symptoms from getting worse or from coming on at all? Tell us!
Visit Zarbees.com to find out where to buy their immune boosting supplements and more information.