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How to Tell if Your Immune System is Weak + Tips for Strengthening It

A strong immune system is essential for your body to effectively fight bacterial infections and other illness. The 2020 Pandemic has made more of us realize just how important having a strong immune system really is. So today, we want to take the time to introduce our new herbal immune system booster, and give you a general guide for keeping a healthy immune system and knowing what symptoms to watch out for if yours is weakened.

Nature Queen’s Herbal Immune System Booster

Our herbal immune system booster is a powerful blend that’ll give your immune system the ability to fight against disease-causing microbes. With a strong immune system, you’ll have to worry less about health issues, so you can focus on other important aspects of everyday life. Much like taking a vitamin boost like Airborne® tablets before flying, the Nature Queen immune system booster is designed as both a preventative health step and a natural way to help an already weakened immune system. 

The booster contains various beneficial herbs and comes in easy to swallow, soft gelatin capsules. 

Let’s take a look at some of the key ingredients in the product:

Bugbane root – Extracts from the root of the bugbane (or ‘black cohosh’) plant have been used to reduce inflammation and help with a variety of health concerns such as cough, diarrhea, rheumatism, arthritis, and muscle pain. The plant is native to eastern North America and, fun fact – it is one of the most widely used herbs when it comes to treating gynecologic complaints.

Bai Shao root – Also known as the Chinese peony, this flowering plant is native to central and eastern Asia. Extracts from the root can be used to treat inflammatory disorders. Consumed orally, it will help your immune system deal with inflammation without any adverse side effects.

Licorice – You may know licorice as the unique flavor that people either absolutely love or absolutely hate. But, regardless of how you feel about its flavor, the roots of the licorice plant contain many beneficial properties. They help soothe stomach pain, improve the respiratory system, reduce stress, protect your skin and teeth, and make your skin clear. 

Kudzu – This invasive plant, nicknamed “the vine that ate the South”, isn’t all bad. The roots of this plant can be used to treat a myriad of health issues, including: measles, dysentery, stomach pain, menopause symptoms, neck stiffness, migraine, and diabetes. The root extract also contains isoflavones, which lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Weeping Forsythia – The Weeping Forsythia is a flowering plant from Asia which is among the 50 main herbs used in Chinese medicine. The fruit from this plant is used to treat bronchiolitis, sore throat, fever, inflammation, vomiting, skin rash, and even heart disease. 

Chinese Figwort root – Parts of the entire plant can be used for medicinal uses, but the plant belongs to the category of herbs that help “cool the blood”. This means that the root helps counter inflammation and infection. The herb can also be applied directly to the skin to cure various skin conditions, and is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Japanese Honeysuckle – Native to eastern Asia, this ornamental plant bears golden and white flowers that have medicinal properties. Their extract can be used to treat headaches, digestion issues, and the flu and common colds. The extract is also used as an antibiotic, and to promote bowel movements.

Garlic Bulb – Garlic contains many immune strengthening properties. One of its components has antibacterial and antiviral effects, and the unprepossessing root is also known for its antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. An extract in a blend like ours will concentrate the healing effects and give your immune system a powerful boost.

Bovine Colostrum – This is the milk a mother cow produces the first couple days after giving birth. It contains proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and antibodies which help the young calf develop a healthy immune system. It is safe for human consumption, and supplements of bovine colostrum are often used to treat various ailments in humans.

Our potent blend combines these herbs with some other ingredients, making it a useful product for anyone who wants to improve their immune system – whether it’s due to a compromised immune system, or simply to give it some extra strength.

Symptoms of a weak immune system

The first step in resolving a problem is spotting it. So, let’s look at a few symptoms that might indicate a weakening immune system. (Note: This article is for information purposes only and should not be used in place of a visit to your qualified medical professional.)

  1. High stress levels

The American Psychological Association found that long-term stress has an adverse effect on the immune system. So while it isn’t a symptom as such, if you’re constantly under stress you’re likely to have a weakened immune system, which’ll make you vulnerable to disease-causing microbes.

  1. Always having a cold

While most healthy adults catch a cold 2-3 times yearly, if you catch a cold all the time or if the cold doesn’t go away in 7-10 days, it may mean your immune system isn’t up to the task. If you often have to take medication to get rid of the cold, that may also be a warning sign.

  1. Stomach issues

If you often have diarrhea, gas or constipation, it’s another indicator that something is wrong. Roughly 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive system – this includes beneficial bacteria and microorganisms that keep your digestive tract safe from infection.

  1. Slow healing process

While many people are aware that skin that’s slow to heal is a sign of a weak immune system, they don’t know how slow is bad. Here’s a rough indicator – most wounds are healed within three months. This number may go up or down depending on the size and severity of the wound. Big, deep wounds, for instance, may take a couple years to heal completely. However, most scratches and bruises should fade within a few days/weeks.

  1. Frequent infections

If you need to take more than two courses of antibiotics a year, it may be an indicator of a weakened immune system. Infections such as pneumonia, sinusitis or ear infections point towards an immune system that isn’t working efficiently.

  1. Lethargy

If you get enough sleep, but still feel tired all the time, it may be a sign of an immune deficiency. Your body needs energy to power your immune system, so when your immune system isn’t at its best, your body tries to send more energy to it.

If you have all or most of these systems, it probably means your immune system is weak. That can be dangerous, especially given the current situation. Give your immune system a boost with our all-natural capsules, and you should soon start to see a difference in your overall health.

How to strengthen a weak immune system

If you or a family member has a weak immune system, you should take steps now to correct the problem. Our herbal immune system booster is packed with powerful, all-natural ingredients to give your immune system a quick boost, but here are some other things you can do to help your health in the long run:

  1. Limit stress

As we mentioned earlier, stress causes your immune system to weaken over time. So, try and limit stress by combating it in healthy ways – this could be meditation, yoga, hiking, dancing, painting, or whatever works for you. If necessary, consult a doctor to see whether you need medication.

  1. Eat healthy

Regular meals and a balanced diet will go a long way in helping your immune system recover. If you regularly eat junk food or skip your veggies, now’s the time to make a change. You’ve probably been told this already, but we’ll tell you again – veggies can be surprisingly tasty! With some garlic, cheese, and a dash of spices, you can make the most boring veggies taste yummy.

  1. Get enough sleep

While you sleep, your body rests and recovers. If you are prone to bouts of insomnia, change your sleeping habits and see if that helps. It’s a good practice to avoid looking at screens for two hours before bed. Limit mental stimulation, and develop a nightly ritual (chores) that help you get ready for sleeping. Having a comfortable environment is also necessary in order to get a restful 8 hours of sleep.

  1. Take your supplements

You need to have the right balance of vitamins and minerals in your body to have a healthy immune system, so if you have any vitamin deficiencies, go grab a supplement. If you feel unwell and aren’t sure why, it may be a good idea to check with your doctor, because a vitamin deficiency can lead to tiredness, pain, and a general feeling of malaise.

  1. Drink plenty of water

The human body is a complex machine that works by a lot of different moving parts doing their bit. So while it may not make sense that drinking enough water helps your immune system, the truth is that it does. Anything that’ll impact your overall health will affect the various systems in your body.

  1. Exercise regularly

If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, your health suffers in a variety of ways – one of which is a weakened immune system. Build in a routine to exercise regularly (it takes 21 days to form a habit!), doing things you like – dancing, running, walking, Pilates, or even just stretching. The important thing is to get your body moving, and get the blood flowing.

If this list of symptoms and tips gives you cause for concern, seek counsel from your doctor, and make appropriate changes in your lifestyle to get healthier. 

While a healthy lifestyle is important, making those changes and getting a result takes time. If you know you’re heading into territory that is likely to stress your immune system, such as traveling, entering cold/flu season, or dealing with stress on a regular basis, the Nature Queen herbal immune system booster is an all-natural way to be prepared on the front end. The soft gelatin capsules work rapidly, and hopefully you’ll be feeling yourself again, ready to face your day!