Say Good-Bye to Your Summer Cold!
It may start with a scratchy throat, a stuffed up nose, or constant sniffling that seems to last way longer than it should. Yes, we’re talking about the dreaded summer cold. The summer cold is a persistent cold that can linger for weeks or even months.
It turns out that summer and it’s long warm days punctuated with bursts of air-conditioned homes and offices creates the perfect environment for the summer cold. During the summer most of us are more physically active – getting out for walks, to play frisbee, etc. This increase in physical activity can have an impact on our immune system, causing it to temporarily weaken, which is all the summer cold virus needs, especially when our bodies are constantly trying to adjust to the temperature fluctuations. Now, we don’t want to put a damper on summer! We love summer. What we do want to do is to help you understand why you have a cold that you just can’t seem to get rid of and what you can do about it.
Summer Cold Symptoms
A typical winter cold brings with it a stuffy nose, a sore throat and maybe some fatigue. Very obvious signs and symptoms that you’re dealing with a cold and nothing more serious. The summer cold though is different and can include a range of symptoms including the expected scratchy throat, sniffles, sore throat, and fatigue and then also include things like a fever, diarrhea, a rash, or body aches. It’s also important to understand that a summer cold is caused by the enterovirus, which is spread by others when they sneeze and coughing, contact with germ-coated surfaces and from fecal contact which can happen from bathroom door handles and other public places.
This is why it’s vitally important that your immune system is as strong as possible. A summer cold that lingers can end up running you down and causing you to have miss work and ruin your vacation plans.
Protecting Yourself from the Summer Cold
While there still isn’t a cure for thesummer (or winter) cold, you can do a lot to make sure that you’re ready and able to fight off the enterovirus: Take AHCC to strengthen your immune system. AHCC is proven to strengthen the immune system and ensure that you are strong enough to fight off a virus such as the enterovirus. When your natural immune system is working at full-strength, you’re better equipped to withstand viruses and bacteria. AHCC works to strengthen both your innate and adaptive immune response so that you are not dealing with compromised immunity. Remember to wash your hands. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to reduce and eliminate the spread of germs and viruses. Whenever you go to the bathroom, are getting ready to prepare food, have taken public transit or have been out shopping – wash your hands. We unknowingly come into contact with multiple germs and viruses through-out the day and washing our hands ensures that we’re clean and protected.
Eat the rainbow. The more colors on your plate, the more nutrients you’re getting. Enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables that come with the summer months and reap the rewards of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help strengthen and build a healthy immune system. When you incorporate a fresh bright range of foods with a proven immune system strengthener like AHCC, you are giving yourself the extra boost you need. Get your sleep. This might sound boring and kind of obvious but the reality is that so many of us are short on sleep. When we’re running low on sleep our bodies are taxed and stressed – placing extra demand on our immune system. This opens us up for infection and disease. Sleep will help you feel better and allow you to enjoy the best of the summer months.
A Stronger Immune System with AHCC
It all comes down to building a stronger immune system. The more you can limit the stressors on your immune system, the better off you are. But we know that this can be a challenge. This is why it’s vital to incorporate a natural proven supplement like AHCC into your daily routine.