by Melissa Chichester
Immune health is an important topic. More and more people are seeking to take control of their health and well-being by taking wellness steps on a daily basis, beyond standard cold and flu seasons. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is having daily tools on-hand at home for the entire family. So what should you have in your immune support toolkit? We have some ideas!
Whether it is for seasonal allergies or the occasional cold, it is important to keep over-the-counter solutions that you regularly rely on stocked in your immune support toolkit. When the time comes, you will have them ready to use. Useful OTC items include:
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Hand sanitizer has antiseptic properties that purify hands by eliminating bacteria and other germs. Keep hand sanitizer at home, in your car, purse, or backpack so you are never without it! Hand sanitizer is useful for not only eliminating germs, but using when the soap runs out if you’re in public!
For daily support, it is important to have your must-have immune support supplements stocked and ready for use, especially to ensure you don’t run out! Everyone’s immune support needs will vary. Popular immune support supplements include:
Many immune support supplements come in different forms or all-in-one formulas, so you don’t have to clutter your cabinets. If you have trouble swallowing supplements, don’t miss chewable or liquid forms that will support your needs!
Be sure to discuss with your healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter products or supplements.
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Most of us have memories of what our families did to make us feel better on a sick day. In many instances, this involves some sort of hot, soothing food! A batch of chicken noodle soup adds warmth to the body and contains beneficial nutrients from its broth, vegetables, and chicken. Watch out for store-bought cans that contain a lot of sodium, and make it at home if you can.
Tea is another great choice for a warming, soothing, and comforting feeling!
One of the most important items to have at home are cleaning products that reduce or kill germs. Wipes, bleach, cleaning sprays, and sponges help ensure that germs are not being tracked throughout your home, living on countertops, and hard-to-reach spaces.
Air quality can impact immune health. If you live or work in a place that has mold or other potentially harmful agents, an air purifier helps reduce exposure to small particles. HEPA filters are commonly used in at-home systems.
What is in your at-home immune support toolkit? Tell us in the comments!