Boosting Immunity with Genestra Brand HMF Probiotics

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A healthy immune system is all about balance and for the most part, our immune systems do a fantastic job at warding off unwanted bacteria and viruses. However, as the weather starts to cool and we transition to scarves and toasty sweaters, we are often hit with a case of the sniffles or a full-blown cold. Not to mention the return to school for many children and adults. The good news is there are many actions we can take to protect ourselves and the most vulnerable people around us. In fact, one of the best ways to stay healthy is by strengthening our immune system.

And because the last place anyone wants to be is stuck inside with a cold, here are some tips to keep you at your best this season!

Important role of probiotics

Probiotics are friendly bacteria that work to keep your gut healthy and play an important role in our overall health. The importance of this is highlighted in the close relationship between the gastrointestinal and immune systems. As nearly 80% of your immune cells are found in your gut, it’s easy to see how good health begins here.

Although probiotics are found in yogurt and fermented foods, supplements usually provide more of the good bacteria. So, how do we find the right one? As we look for a probiotic formula, it is important to keep in mind that the specific properties or benefits of a probiotic are strain specific. If your goal is to support your immune system, it is not effective to be taking a probiotic meant to support your mood or fend off Traveller’s diarrhea. And since we are not all expected to be probiotic experts, it’s best to reach for a quality product that’s backed by research.

Genestra Brands HMF Probiotics

Genestra Brands HMF Probiotics are trusted by healthcare professionals across Canada. That’s because we’re committed to providing thoroughly researched, studied and tested formulas made with allergen-free ingredients. We use human-strain probiotics providing higher rates of colonization, strong adherence to the gut lining as well as targeted formulas suited to specific ages, life stages and conditions.

Our HMF® Immune probiotic formula was specifically developed to support upper respiratory tract health with a blend of five proprietary, research-driven human strain probiotics and vitamins C and D. Included in this blend is Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (Bl-04), a probiotic strain shown in a clinical trial to reduce the risk of developing and the duration of upper respiratory tract illness in physically active adults. Similarly, it offers Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60 & CUL-21), Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (CUL-34) and Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20), which were demonstrated in clinical trials to support gastrointestinal health, as well as upper respiratory tract health (when combined with vitamin C). To further support immune function, this formula is enhanced with vitamins C and D. Each convenient, once-daily chewable tablet is available in a delicious natural blackcurrant flavour that you and your family are sure to love!

Immune Health Tips

While supplementation with HMF® Immune is a simple and effective way to support your immune system, it’s not the only step you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Check out our favourite immune health tips to get energized and stay strong this season!

  1. Wash your hands: One of the best ways to avoid a cold is to wash your hands. Use soap and wash them in water for 20 seconds. In a pinch, you can use a sanitizing gel.
  2. Get outside: Step outside for a walk to gain a boost of vitamin D and the activity required to promote a healthy immune system.
  3. Hydrate: Drinking fluids is an excellent way to keep hydrated and flush your body of toxins. Try drinking warm tea or have a comforting bowl of soup!
  4. Don’t go to work with a cold: If you aren’t feeling well, the best place for you to rest and recover is at home. Plus, this helps everyone else stay healthy, too!

Staying healthy involves practicing good health habits all year long. Make sure you get enough sleep, keep active, stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet. And take a proactive approach to support your immunity by supplementing with a premium, research-based probiotic!