The Superstar Flu-Fighter You Need To Know About
The strain of the flu virus this year is getting a reputation for being deadly, but it's not actually the flu virus that kills you, rather, it's the secondary infections that trigger an overwhelming potentially fatal immune response that takes advantage of an already taxed and tired immune system.
This is also true with cancer (for more information on winning the fight against cancer you’ll want to read my book, Win the Fight, that I wrote with Dr. Deepak Narayan, a melanoma cancer specialist from Yale-New Haven Hospital).
We already know that we need to eat clean, unprocessed foods, get adequate sleep and moderate exercise (Note to exercise addicts: Moderate, not intense CrossFit®- style, punish your body workouts), drink lots of fluids, avoid stress and so on. But how do we boost immunity to win the fight against this deadly flu and other illnesses, including cancer? If only there were a magic bullet to naturally improve energy and boost health and wellness to fight these debilitating illnesses and prevent disease.
There’s no doubt that the morning cup of coffee, tea, energy drink, or even good workout can help jump-start the body and wake up our brains. Most of us rely on these to give the body that little push it needs to get up and running, especially when it comes to energy and focus. However, we all know too, leaning on these stimulants too much won’t keep the body fully charged on its own, and can backfire in the long run when it comes to strengthening immunity. Overuse of caffeine and stimulants, including pump-yourself-up-style workouts, can send us crashing and burn out our immune system.
This is more common than you might think. In fact, I’ll go as far to say as it's a new way of American life! We are all guilty of this to some degree, but as we get older, we become smarter and realize how critical it is to really take better care of our bodies, minds, and spirits. Sadly, most of us (this is certainly my story) don’t pay much attention until we get sick or have been told, "you've got cancer," and then we begin to take note.
Prevention is the cure!
CHOOSE LONG TERM IMMUNITY — NOT THAT INSTANT ENERGY BOOST!
What’s the problem with stimulants? They give us a momentary boost, but they don’t do anything for us holistically over time (Unless you're taking LynFit Daily Power Shot. That is why it’s better than all of the others.). In fact, stimulants deplete energy stores and immunity over the long-term if used on a daily basis. That little caffeine lift we all know and love… it comes, it goes, and then often leaves us even more tired and depleted than we were before, so we keep reaching for more. If you’re a coffee drinker, you know the feeling.
The more we use stimulants, the bigger the crashes eventually get, and the harder it gets for the body to bounce back. However, this is not the case when taking natural herbs and botanicals to support the body’s immunity. That’s why we say at LynFit to naturally and safely boost energy.
The natural ingredient that stands out above all the rest for replenishing energy, improving vitality, boosting immunity, and improving mood and motivation that we might lose when living in this fast-paced world where every day is a jam-packed schedule is LynFit's newest superstar... an Asian herb called ashwagandha.
WHY IS ASHWAGANDHA SO AWESOME, AND WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
Ashwagandha provides better energy naturally through immunity. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used as a tonic herb for centuries and is so effective that it's where most pharmaceutical medications are and were derived. That's something most physicians don’t even know. They love to push drugs, but never ask where they come from or if there is a better, more natural way with fewer side effects that cost us a lot less. Enough ranting our healthcare :)
Ashwagandha's properties are so powerful that it has also been nicknamed “Indian ginseng.” It can easily be compared to the legendary ginseng species of Asia and America (Panax spp) because both are remarkable adaptogenic herbs.
WHAT'S AN ADAPTOGENIC HERB (OR ADAPTOGEN)?
Adaptogens are a term herbalists, and healers give to botanicals that help the body cope with stress and change. Stress is often what’s under all illness and injuries, so using an adaptogen to address the underlying issues such as improving immunity and immune support, antioxidant protection, and natural energy and mood-boosting is a must.
Ashwagandha has a unique and special way of providing a strong foundation for better health and wellness and practically falls into a category all its own. It's far too complex to go over in one blog. Ashwagandha is a kingpin!
It’s the most important to traditional healing modalities (such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine). Ashwagandha was perceived as doing a lot for wellness and disease on its very own, without the use of any other herbs to support it and that’s why you can find it in LynFit Thyro-Boost. LynFit only sources from the best suppliers in the world and use clinical strength, pure ashwagandha because quality counts the most.
This became a priority for me when I was diagnosed with melanoma. While there is not a cure for that cancer, there was something I could do... boost and strengthen my immune system to prevent disease before it happens. Scientific research proves ashwagandha may be far more capable than any other herb for the body’s health.
Besides the fact that it's effective in some of the same ways that ginseng is effective, ashwagandha does a whole lot more. We focus on thyroid issues at LynFit because we specialize in weight loss and issues that prevent the body from shedding weight (such as inflammation, weakened immune systems, and unbalanced hormones), but ashwagandha does so much more! Here is why every household in America should have at least one bottle of Thyro-Boost on their shelf:
- Soothes the nervous system (this helps keep hormones in balance and prevents damage from the dangers of cortisol)
- Promotes better sleep (this is critical because it's where all of our healing, health and weight loss magic occurs)
- Balances thyroid function
- Can help ramp up testosterone levels (ladies if your bottle disappears you'll know your man has been reading up on why they need ashwagandha)
- Reduces chronic inflammation
Basically, ashwagandha improves everything!
HERE IS WHY ASHWAGANDHA IS BEING TALKED ABOUT NOW WHEN FLU SEASON IS AMONG US AND HITTING HARD
Studies also show that ashwagandha positively affects the most important thing at the core of health and wellness: our immunity.
As an adaptogen, ashwagandha accomplishes this in a number of different ways. The benefits for the body are too numerous to list because it gets a trickle-down effect when strengthening immunity, which truly benefits everything (and everywhere) else in the body. Strengthen the immune system, and everything is better.
Here’s the list of what you can expect from ashwagandha, and its all backed by science.
Ashwagandha is most studied for its antioxidant potential above all else. These benefits, in turn, have a way of supporting the immune system. Compounds are found in every part of this super power plant (leaves, berries, but especially the roots) have a reputation for doing some amazing things backed by all sorts of studies. These antioxidant phytochemicals prevent free radical damage from occurring—(free radical damage is something we all want to avoid) that promotes illness, speeds aging, and causes inflammation. Short speech, it makes us vulnerable to illness including cancer and of course the flu virus.
Free radical damage has a way of causing the body to unravel and become weaker, Ashwagandha slows this process, allowing us to live a better quality of life—for longer.
The antioxidant powers of ashwagandha bolster longevity, keeping disease at bay, and even slowing the aging process. The body may not only feel better but also look its best as it ages, too. I don’t know about you, but at 50 I want as much of this as I can get!
PROTECTION FROM ILLNESS
By way of its antioxidant activity, ashwagandha also acts as a premier immune-booster. Free radical damage promotes chronic inflammation, and this can also be a symptom of the immune system getting out of whack. So much so, that immunity could even start attacking the body’s healthy tissues. Take note all of you arthritis autoimmune sufferers. As an antioxidant, ashwagandha counters this, helping to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Lots of studies show the other critical ways that ashwagandha helps improve immunity. This includes increasing white blood cell production, as well as the number of macrophages in the body. All of these are important antibodies that prevent disease and illness, such as from viruses and bacteria.
If you're tired of chronic colds and sicknesses, or aches and pains that slow you down and affect your body, ashwagandha can strengthen your immunity back up to where it should be, and give the body the healthy reboot it needs.
IMPROVES AND RESTORES YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE BACK TO HEALTH
Studies show that ashwagandha was found to have a beneficial effect on hypertension (AKA high blood pressure). This is true for blood pressure that’s mostly stress-related.
In another study, it was observed that the plant acts as a diuretic. Diuretics help reduce sodium by stimulating kidney function, which helps lower blood pressure. So you see, ashwagandha not only strengthens immunity and delays aging, but it also prevents all sorts of contagious diseases including lowering blood pressure, which protects the body from heart disease, especially when that risk increases from a fast-paced, high-stress lifestyle.
In the real world, slowing down isn’t an option, so taking ashwagandha daily to protect your heart is the perfect natural solution.
LOWERS AND REGULATES CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
Another benefit of ashwagandha (especially in the fight for a longer, healthier life, and fighting against heart disease) is that taking this VIP herb can lower the body’s cholesterol levels. Research proves this!
In a study of 101 men aged 50 to 59 who took ashwagandha, cholesterol levels dropped noticeably down to healthier levels. This is very promising, though the plant cannot be considered a cholesterol treatment quite yet—and more research is needed, prevention is always the best cure!
For most of us, as we age and cross the above 40 line, eating right is often not enough to keep cholesterol levels in safe zones and presents a challenge that includes rising insurance costs. Even more so for those of us that have a busy work schedule and aren't always eating perfectly but do strive to make healthy versus hazardous food choices. Taking ashwagandha daily as a ritual could give the body the extra cholesterol-lowering benefits it needs to curb against those not-so-good food choices and prevent the need for over medicating that doctors seem to love to do. (NOTE: When it comes to lowering cholesterol levels, you cannot supplement away a bad diet. LynFit always suggests giving the body the help it needs so you may want to give this Asian VIP remedy a try.)
PREVENT DIABETES BY LOWERING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Ashwagandha helps regulate blood sugar levels. There is plenty of research and evidence to support this. In one study, ashwagandha was seen lowering blood glucose levels in the body with the same effectiveness as a hypoglycemic (blood sugar lowering) drug. Now that’s nothing short of amazing and an answer to America's health care crisis.
High blood sugar levels do more than stop weight loss, they are also a huge risk factor that eventually leads to the development of Type 2 diabetes. If your body needs help with reducing the chances of diabetes, ashwagandha should be on the top of your list to try. While ashwagandha is not considered a cure yet (more studies are needed), science does say that it will more likely than not be just the herbal ally the body needs, and the best prevention. Now that's a solution!
IMPROVES THYROID HEALTH
In today's world, thyroid problems are becoming far too common. I began taking ashwagandha because the medications I was on weren’t working for me. In fact, when it comes to thyroid health, ashwagandha is one of the most studied herbs and shows the greatest promise of helping thyroid imbalances, particularly hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition that causes weight gain, slows metabolism, causes fatigue, aches and pains, diminished motivation and drive, and increased diabetes risk.
One study, among many others, however, shows ashwagandha indirectly increased thyroid activity, making the thyroid gland produce more hormones (especially free T4). This makes the herb ashwagandha one of the best protocols for anyone suffering from hypothyroidism and can help you if you're struggling, even if you're already taking medication.
It's important to note that thyroid medications don’t address the issues. Rather, they just treat the symptoms, which is why you might not lose weight taking thyroid medications. Regardless, add reducing the chances of hypothyroidism to the list of issues ashwagandha can help heal and possibly keep from occurring.
HELPS REDUCE YOUR CANCER RISK AND FIGHTS AGAINST THE NEGATIVE AFFECTS THAT CANCER TREATMENTS CAUSE
As a melanoma survivor, every doctor visit escalates my anxiety. If you're worried about your cancer risk, taking ashwagandha may be able to help. We all know plants chock full of powerful antioxidants have been known to be potent protectors against cancers and tumors. Ashwagandha is the kingpin at this job.
Most cancers can root and take hold in the body as the result of excessive free radical damage. Ashwagandha (used in Ayurvedic medicine to fight cancer) provides another edge against the fight against cancer because it effectively boosts immunity, which can protect the body from the carcinogenic activity we are all exposed to in today's modern world.
Overall, taking ashwagandha makes perfect sense for a well-rounded fight against one of the most deadly diseases in the world. It provides hope! Many studies have shown that the herb has been an amazing benefit to patients suffering from a wide variety of cancers: including lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and more.
Wondering where you can get ashwagandha?
This potent, powerful, well-studied traditional herb found in LynFit Thyro-Boost is specifically formulated to provide the body with comprehensive immune support and many other benefits.
LynFit combined ashwagandha with many other scientifically supported healing herbs that boost and benefit a healthier immune system. These include Astragalus, stinging nettles, kelp, shepherds purse, sage, and spirulina.
While most thyroid supplements give you synthetic Tyrosine (a chemical form), LynFit uses spirulina, a natural form; blue-green algae, which has the highest concentration of Tyrosine of any other natural source. This high quality of spirulina also has much more. Spirulina is also a good source of:
- Protein, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Copper, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese
- A balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids
- Rich antioxidants
Claim better wellness for the body, and don’t fall for quick-fix stimulant fixes like the store-bought, 5-hour Energy®, Emerge C®, excessive coffee drinking, or these fad teas for energy. Ashwagandha provides you all of that and more, and won't backfire on you.
If you need to improve your energy, boost immunity, and want to prevent and fight against lethal diseases, prevention is always the best cure. Choose to address the underlying issues that cause the immune system to weaken and allow a disease to enter. Go for the long-term recovery with a powerful adaptogen, like ashwagandha, in LynFit Thyro-Boost. Your body will also benefit from the many other time-honored, research supported herbs in this powerful immune boosting formula.
Who shouldn’t take Thyro-Boost? No one! It's an adaptogen, it’s safe for everyone, and everyone should be taking it! Don't let its name deter you; it's more than just a remedy for the thyroid.
Don’t forget to wash your hands and stay away from sick people, and please stay home if you're sick; others don't want to catch your bugs. You may also want to layer Thyro-Boost with LynFit Complete Protein, LynFit DBoost, and LynFit Pure Omega 3 for the most comprehensive immune boost that natural can provide!
- Lisa Lynn