Our Top Five Immune System Boosters

With the weather getting chillier, flu and cold season isn’t far behind! Be proactive and give your immune system a boost with some of these products, hand-picked by our Wellness Manager, Dimitri. And don’t forget about Wellness Wednesdays (the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month), the perfect time to stock up on everything you need from the Wellness Department at 10% off (excluding sales).

Our Wellness Department is stocked with a variety of natural products, including soaps, lotions, essential oils, deodorant, makeup, CBD, protein powders, sunscreen, bug spray, first aid items, toothpastes, vitamins, minerals, supplements, probiotics, herbal medicines (also known as botanicals), homeopathic & flower remedies, and more.

Elderberry Syrup from Bug & Mini – Local producer

Don’t miss this Elderberry Syrup from local producer Bug & Mini Co. It’s packed with antioxidants and sweetened with honey and cinnamon—tasty and great for you, too! Jennifer Antiel (mother to Bug & Mini) shares their elderberry story:

“Our core recipe is made from real food ingredients: fresh-frozen elderberry, raw honey, real lemon, and real orange. We use fresh-frozen berries in our recipe because they taste better! Maybe a bit more tart, but our family likes it that way!

Fast forward to October 2019. Being a business owner and entrepreneur, I was trying to figure out something our girls could do for a business, so they can start learning about owning a business. And then I got the idea that they could start a business making and selling our family’s elderberry syrup!

And Bug & Mini Co was created! Bug and Mini Co is named after our girls, Hannah (7) and Harlow (4), who are affectionately known as Bug and Mini. We are so excited to share our family’s recipe with you, and we hope that you not only give our brand a try, but that you love it as much as we do.”

Nordic Naturals Zinc Glycinate

This Nordic Naturals zinc formula is gentle on the stomach, non-GMO, and vegan. It supports healthy immunity, antioxidant activity, and enzyme function. From the Nordic Naturals website:

“By influencing the production, differentiation, and function of both innate and adaptive immune cells, zinc can help the body appropriately respond to numerous immune stressors.”

American Health Ester-C

Non-acidic, gentle on the stomach, with 24-hour immune support. These 1,000mg tablets from American Health contain Ester-C®, “… a unique breakthrough Vitamin C formula supported with naturally occurring metabolites. Metabolites help enhance the absorption of Vitamin C by your white blood cells, an important part of your immune system.” They’re also vegetarian, gluten-free, non-GMO, soy-free, yeast-free, and dairy-free.

Natural Factors Vitamin D

According to Natural Factors, “Vitamin D3 is essential for strong bones and teeth as it increases the body’s absorption of calcium from food.* Its role in regulating calcium levels also helps regulate the immune system and maintain healthy nerves and muscles.” Plus, the 5,000iu dose is a really good value-buy!

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Echinacea

Since 1994, Oregon’s Wild Harvest’s singular mission has been to produce the highest quality, whole herbal supplements available using practices that heal the earth while making products that nurture the body and soul.” Made with organic echinacea and non-GMO ingredients, these gelatin capsules will help wake up your immune system. 

Stop by the St. Peter Food Co-op to boost your immune system and consider becoming a Co-op owner to support our community.

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