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Get your immune system in shape for the holidays

Get your immune system in shape for the holidays with the power of Echinacea and Manuka Honey

Comvita Echinuka™ is a new liquid product combining the special antibacterial properties of UMF® Manuka Honey with Echinacea, traditionally taken for its immune qualities.

Although the chances of getting sick in summer are much less than in winter, there are some special factors that may increase this risk.

In the run-up to the summer holidays we are all enjoying Christmas parties and get-togethers which inevitably mean late nights, less sleep and a higher alcohol consumption – all of which can compromise our immune system.

At the same time we are trying to cope with the added stresses of completing work tasks before taking our well-earned break, Christmas shopping, organising Christmas day and planning the family holiday. And stress can also contribute to immunity breakdown.

All of these factors combined make December a key month to take special care of our immune systems.

Holidays, stress and travel are typical times when the risk of an ailment might peak. Many psychologists classify holidays as a major source of stress which can also lower your resistance to infection by depressing the immune system. Air conditioning can cause the protective lining of your nose to dry up and also raise the chances of becoming infected.

The qualities of Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) are ideal for daily immune support or, at a higher dosage in times of compromised immunity. It has been traditionally used to support the upper respiratory tract and help maintain clear airways.

Designed with the family in mind, Comvita Echinuka™ High Strength Liquid can easily be added to a favourite drink or used to boost smoothies.

Comvita sources only the finest ingredients to ensure the most effective formulations possible. Echinuka™ contains UMF® Active Manuka honey which has special antibacterial properties not found in other honeys, making it one of the most sought-after honeys in the world.

The Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) is selected from the most active part of the plant, and then carefully air dried to concentrate the actives. The dried Echinacea then undergoes a 30 day, 12 part, cold percolation extraction that ensures maximum actives are available.

Adding the concentrated extracts to a pure and naturally sweet vegetable glycerine base ensures a high quality liquid extract product which is free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colourings or flavours.

Comvita Echinuka™ is the first in the High Strength Liquid Extract product range. Available now in 100ml and 50ml sizes from all leading natural health stores.

Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

ENDS

Reference:
Common Cold Centre, Cardiff University, Summer colds.
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/biosi/associates/cold/summer.html

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