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Immune Strong™—A New Herbal Blend for Year-Round Health

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Building a Healthy Immune System

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of having to put everything on hold when our bodies crash and our health deteriorates, usually just when we think we can least afford to slow down or take a break. Deep down, most of us know that there is often deep wisdom in the irony of those moments. Nevertheless, most of us would rather avoid the inconvenience altogether—whether it’s a cold, a cough, the flu, shingles, or something else. Continue Reading >

Whatever the season, sometimes our immune system can use a little boost. We are excited to announce our new immune formula to help support your overall health and immunity. Please welcome Immune Strong to our family of herbal tablets and liquid extracts. With a superstar blend of Ayurvedic herbs traditionally used to support the immune system, this formula is a successor to Immune Support—with a few changes and improvements.

4 Reasons We Love the New Immune Strong Formula

Sugar-Free

While, in Ayurveda, sugar does play a role as an anupan, we listened to our customers’ concern about sugar in their diets and created a new formula without the sugar. If you are interested in learning more about anupans, read our guide to Ayurvedic Carrier Substances.

Regionally Scarce Osha Root Removed

Osha is considered a sacred plant by many Native American tribes, especially in the Southwest. Due to climate change and other environmental factors, wild-crafted osha is now deemed “regionally scarce.” Although there are cultivated sources for osha, these are not always consistent, and in keeping with our principles and values of sustainability, organic, and fair-trade, we decided it was best practice to supplement this herb with a more sustainable one. In this new formula, we have increased the turmeric and echinacea, and added ashwagandha.

Balancing for All Doshas

This is a well-balanced formula suitable for all dosha types. If you are not sure of your dosha, take our Ayurvedic Profile™ quiz! The blend of sweet and bitter, with the adaptogenic qualities of tulsi and ashwagandha make this suitable not only for all dosha types, but for all seasons as well.

Available as a Liquid Extract

This formula is also offered as a liquid extract. Liquid extracts are easily assimilated, convenient for travel, and ideal for those who may have difficulty swallowing tablets. Add to your tea, juice, or just a little warm water, and they make a perfect addition to your self-care regimen.

Traditionally Supportive Herbs

Turmeric is an immune support giant. It helps strengthen digestion (the root of health in Ayurvedic philosophy), purifies the blood, and alleviates excess kapha in the system.

Licorice is a sweet, nourishing herb that is especially beneficial to the lungs and mucous membranes. Licorice is both tonifying and soothing.

Tulsi is also favorable to the lungs and is additionally supportive to the circulatory system and digestion. Tulsi is said to increase prana and impart “lightness and spiritual clarity.”

And kalmegh fortifies the body’s natural defenses. Kalmegh has an affinity for the respiratory tract and reduces excess pitta and kapha in the head and chest. Its bitter and cooling qualities are complimentary to pitta, especially in the blood.

These key herbs are further enhanced by amalaki, echinacea, and ashwagandha, which offer nourishing, rejuvenating, and strength-building qualities. Last but not least, ginger and pippali support the whole formula by lending their warming and stimulating qualities, heightening the body’s ability for absorption and assimilation.

 

Though herbs are not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle and wise dietary choices, they do play a vital and valuable role in immune support. The teachings of Ayurveda can help us have a greater understanding of who we are, where we are, and where we are going. Wherever you may be going, and whatever time of year, we want you to go in health, joy, and well-being. We hope Immune Strong will become a welcome companion on your journey.