You never thought that the joy of parenthood would include being vaccinated by your child. But it’s true. In a study of 795 healthy adults between ages 18-55 that were exposed to a virus that causes the common cold, researchers discovered that non-parents were 52% more likely than parents to develop a cold after exposure. This vaccine-type effect experienced by parents increased with the number of children the subject has. The parents’ resistance to the cold was not related to any previous exposure to the virus. Experts believe a psychological benefit of parenthood was at play. Being a parent may impart a more positive attitude about having a cold and in turn can boost the body’s immune function and help fight infections.
If you need other ideas to boost your immune system to ward off colds, the flu or to maintain healthy immune functioning, try one or more of the following products is to incorporate probiotics, the good bacteria, into your diet through foods like yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut or through supplementation. Probiotics are always your first line of defense for a healthy immune system. Research has indicated that 70% of immune functioning lies within the gut which is populated by billions of good bacteria. They improve digestion, keep populations of adverse bacteria and yeast at bay and manufacture key nutrients.
Immune Formula by Vita Logic Vitamins provides a combination if nutrients and herbs specifically formulated for immune suppressed individuals. This blend includes research supported potent antioxidants and immune enhancers that have been shown to optimize the immune system.
Cold-C with Echinacea is a blend of immune enhancing nutrients of zinc, Vitamin C, and bioflavonoids. The addition of herbs like Echinacea, which has been shown to cut cold incidence and duration and elderberry, which may have a measurable effect in treating the flu, alleviating allergies, and boosting overall respiratory health makes this a complete formula.
With these recommendations, your immune system will be performing optimally and you will not have to worry about using those sick days.