Smartmune: As I blogged a few months ago, I love these Immune System Support tablets , featuring something called Wellmune WGP. What is it? No idea. (Okay, a slight idea: it claims to activate billions of innate immune cells in your body.) I genuinely have no clue if these are doing anything for me or not, but I’d rather be safe than cold-y, you know?
Vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea: The magical trio of vitamin C + zinc + echinacea is hardly a secret, but I’d be remiss in not including: it works! Zinc has been proven to reduce the duration of colds, but you need to take it ASAP, as soon as you feel yourself getting sick. I normally take a zinc tablet every day during cold/flu season, and then double down with the vitamin C + echinacea when people around me start dropping like flies.
Oscillococcinum: French people are obsessed with these homeopathic anti-flu pills, which are basically duck liver and duck heart distilled into tiny tablets. (Betcha didn’t know that.) Again, I don’t know if they actually work–that’s the general theme of homeopathy, IMO–but I pop ‘em like candy during flu season…just in case.
Stay healthy, my friends!