In Canada, cold and flu season usually lasts from November to April. In other words, Canadians spend roughly half the year trying to avoid getting sick. Of course, you can certainly get sick anytime of year, but your risk of infection takes a steady climb during the colder months, especially when it comes to the flu virus.
Certainly, prevention is key, and when combined with practices like healthy food choices and frequent hand washing, natural health products can help strengthen the immune system to kill the virus before full-blown symptoms develop. While many people turn to over-the-counter drugs to alleviate cold and flu symptoms like fatigue, achiness, congestion and sore throat, these medications often come with side effects, and rarely addressed the root cause of the issue. Natural health products, on the other hand, can help stimulate the immune system to lessen the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms.
Sisu has two unique formulas, both designed to help support the entire family against colds and flu. Both formulas feature Ester-C®, a non-acidic, easy-to-digest form of vitamin C, clinically proven to provide long lasting support in the immune system, as well as high-potency Echinacea, a powerful immune stimulant.
Ester-C® is also non-acidic, gentle on the stomach and less likely to cause any of the digestive issues associated with the regular, ascorbic-acid form vitamin C. It has unique active vitamin C metabolites that intensify absorption and enhance its retention for long lasting immune support. In fact, it’s clinically proven to last up to 24 hours in the white blood cells of the immune system.
For adults, there’s Cold & Flu Rescue with Ester-C®, for fast, effective relief, without the side effects common to many over-the-counter drugs, like sedation or grogginess. Cold & Flu Rescue also provides the added benefits of NAC (N-acetyl-L-cysteine), to protect the lungs against respiratory infections and reduce phlegm, as well as Andrographis, an anti-inflammatory herb that helps to relieve flu symptoms such as sore throat. In addition, the formula is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free.
For younger family members, there’s Kids’ Cold & Flu Rescue with Ester-C®, a great-tasting natural wildberry flavoured tablet that’s easy-to-chew, and can also be taken as a lozenge. Featuring a unique combination of ingredients including Echinacea, zinc, vitamin A and beta carotene, Kids’ Cold & Flu Rescue supports the immune system and inhibits viruses so your child can feel better, faster. Plus, the formula is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free to suit a variety of dietary preferences and lifestyles.
Everyone’s at risk during cold and flu season. Make sure your family’s immunity is up to the job, with Sisu.