Winter Health tune up

Natural immune system builders can help prevent flu, colds and other common infections. A multivitamin and mineral supplement will provide basic protection. For better protection, consider these immune boosters.

Vitamin C

High doses of vitamin C stimulate white blood cells to produce more virus-fighting interferon and natural immune-boosting hydrogen peroxide. The recommended daily dose in Canada is 60 mg. For antibiotic properties, take 200-1,000 mg.


Improves ability of body’s macrophages to destroy germs by increasing T-cell production. Take for 14 days every month for best protection.

Garlic, Onions, Parsley, Cayenne

Active ingredients allicin, bioflavonoids and phytosterols repel a variety of disease-producing bacteria, fungi and parasites. Useful for bronchitis, sinusitis, bladder and yeast infections.

Other Boosters

  • Siberian ginseng – Protects body against stress, radiation and chemical toxins. Improves production of antibodies and interferon.
  • Pau d’arco – Herb, also known as taheebo. Potent immune enhancer for people susceptible to yeast or fungal infections.
  • Reishi, shitake and maitake mushrooms – Increase resistance to viruses and bacteria by increasing production of T-cells and interferon.
  • Co-enzyme Q10 and Chinese herb Astragalus also increase interferon.

NOTE: Stock up on the YU-CCAN premium line of immune-boosting products for the winter season.