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UP&GO – Spring Shivers and Arctic Allergies

April 17, 2012

UP&GO – Spring Shivers and Arctic Allergies

Hay fever symptoms are a sure fire sign that the weather is changing. We are in the middle of the change over from Winter to Summer and temperatures can fluctuate over a wide range. So apart from having to contend with pollen there is always a chance you can come down with a cold or worse the flu. 

Spring or Winter in Switzerland?

Spring or Winter in Switzerland?

Things you can do:

  • Eat and drink well (choose a diet rich in green vegetables and polyphenolics)

  • Wrap up to stave off the cold

  • Manage the symptoms

UP&GO,  a Natural Health Drink from The Wise Herb Company, could help too.

Many herbs & spices are reknowned in India for their ability to help with immunity, give a boost to our systems to clear congestion and to keep us warm:

  • Amla (Emblica Oficinalis) helps immunity and modulates digestion

  • Decongesting agents and expetorants like Ginger and Liquorice

  • Warming” herbs & Spices like Ginger and Cinnamon which help to warm your core temperature and balance the Kapha Dosha

 

How do these Herbs & Spices work?

Immunity: For a few years now the scientists have been investigating various Herbs & Spices which help with immunity and can complement activities like sport.  Key Herbs & Spices in UP&GO include:

  • Green Tea: Regular consumption of Green Tea can help to boost the innate immune response via Nk Cell activity.

  • Pennywort: Centella (Pennywort) has been shown to have immune modulating properties.

  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon extracts have been show to regulate gene expression in inflammatory processes which control immune response.

  • Liquorice: Studies on Liquorice indicate that its compounds can significantly enhance immune response.

  • Ginger: Ginger extract inhibits macrophage and inhibits Tcell activation positively influencing immune processes.

 

Energy: In terms of “Energy”, several of the above natural ingredients have been shown to have positive effects on the digestion of fats and sugars in the blood stream.


Recent evidence, for example, has indicated that Liquorice components can potentially help with the control of blood sugars, fats and have significant anti-diabetic effects.

Green tea, Pennywort, Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Ginger and Lemongrass have all been implicated in the control of sugar and/or fat digestion. These ingredients, as part of a wider healthy lifestyle, can help to complement a slow release of energy without the crash!


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