Do you feel vulnerable when you go out to visit the supermarket or travel on public transport? What can you do to protect yourself and your family until the vaccine is available to you?
Breathing expert Tim Ives says, “Our nose is an effective natural filter and does a great job at keeping many airborne viruses at bay. Noses filter 98% of bacteria and allergens so breathing through our noses is recommended if you’re looking for protection. In my opinion, ensuring you breath through your nose rather than through your mouth is more effective at protecting you from viruses than wearing a face mask.”
”Encouragingly, we’ve seen a number of recent US-based laboratory trials that prove the efficacy of Xlear Nasal Spray for killing the Covid-19 virus. I am impressed with the findings of the studies and have first-hand knowledge of the product’s capacity to kill bacteria and viruses”.
Recent scientific research to which Tim refers demonstrated that in laboratory conditions, Xlear Nasal Spray is proven to reduce the viral load in the nose, vital in fighting COVID-19. Research shows COVID-19 primarily infects and spreads through the upper respiratory system. By reducing viral load in the nose, nasal sprays like Xlear can help limit the severity and transmission of Covid19.
Xlear Nasal Spray’s components are antiviral, which means they block viral adhesion in the nose. A recent study carried out at The University of Tennessee on SARS-CoV-2 concluded “Xylitol exhibits antiviral activity on SARS-CoV-2.”
One of the most interesting active ingredients in Xlear is Xylitol, known for its antiviral qualities.
Peer-reviewed case studies indicate Xlear Nasal Spray helps in treating COVID-19. A first-look trial at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami determined, 'The patients demonstrated an improvement in symptoms and a reduction in the clinical course post use of xylitol plus GSE in the form of a nasal spray, commercially available as Xlear nasal spray.'
Xylitol nasal disinfectant and viral inhibitor
Studies have also shown the reduction of virus in the nose and sinus, in particular, SARS-CoV-2, is affected by the ingredients in Xlear.
All you have to do to give yourself protection is spray Xlear Nasal Spray twice in each nostril - once when you wake in the morning and again before going to bed at night. In short, a xylitol nasal spray makes it difficult for the viral attachment mechanisms to work .
For more information visit https://www.xlear.com. Xlear is available from Amazon.
Pukka’s Fresh Start Organic Tea
Uplifting and caffeine-free to boot, this tea is a lovely blend of organic lemon, lemongrass and warming spices. How better to start the day than with this energising, healthy herbal brew?
Pukka Herbs, the UK’s largest organic tea company, has launched Fresh Start. Blended by expert Master Herbsmith and practising herbalist Sebastian Pole, its sustainably sourced organic herbs, zesty organic lemon and warming aromatic fennel seeds, gently awaken your body and mind at the start of a new day. Stimulating yet soothing, this tea helps strengthen the digestive system to support optimum metabolism and, like all Pukka’s herbal blends, it is made with 100% organic and ethically sourced ingredients.
Pukka plastic-free tea bags come in their own recyclable envelopes to retain the essential oils in the organic herbs... and here's the clever bit, each bag has two chambers. This allows the herbs to flow and release the full potency in your cup. Pour boiling water directly on the bag and leave to steep for as long as it takes to make the perfect brew for you.
Nature’s finest ingredients to help you start your day in the best possible way:
Jo Webber, Head of Herbal Education and Ayurvedic Practitioner says:
“A Pukka twist on the traditional lemon morning drink, Fresh Start helps to promote healthy rituals, so you feel your best. The benefits of lemon are well-known. It’s been used in for centuries as a digestive due to its aromatic and bitter properties. Fresh Start supports the body’s own natural actions. The result is a refreshing cup of herbal goodness to leave you feeling energised. This brightening blend helps to optimise your wellbeing to awaken your best self."
Besides all the above plus points, Pukka Teas are Organic - Vegan - Gluten free - Vegetarian - Wheat Free - Dairy Free
Pukka Fresh Start organic herbal tea is available from online retailers, health shops and supermarkets. RRP 2.99 for 20 sachets.
Pukka Herbs has launched a fabulous bedtime tea which is absolutely chocca with immunity supporting ingredients.
Blended by Pukka’s Master Herbsmith, Sebastian Pole, Night Time Berry is a taste of fruity heaven with 100% organic blackcurrant, echinacea and elderberry combined with nature’s A-list night-time herbs; lavender, chamomile and valerian, making this the absolutely perfect bedtime brew.
Nature’s finest ingredients for sleep and immunity :
Elderberries: Bursting with brightly coloured pigments that act as natural antioxidants, elderberries are a natural source of vitamin C.
Echinacea: A renowned immune tonic, echinacea can be particularly helpful to maintain seasonal wellness.
Valerian: Traditional tonic to support restful sleep. Valerian can help us to drop off into an undisturbed sleep
Chamomile: contains an antioxidant called apigenin which works on brain receptors to help initiate sleep.
Night Time Berry (RRP £2.99) is a new addition to Pukka’s popular sleep range which includes Pukka’s Organic Night Time tea and supplements.
I've been trying Pukka night time berry tea to see if it would help improve my sleeping pattern. I have to say that I am surprised (because I've tried many others which have no effect on me at all) and very pleased to say that it has indeed improved my sleep .... and what's more, it's lovely fruity taste is extremely relaxing .... zzzzzzzzzz
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