The Original American Inventors: Celebrating Native American Innovation through History

November is Native American Heritage Month, so what better time to discover some of the contributions Native Americans have made in the fields of technology, agriculture, and health through history.

Technology and Agriculture

The floating gardens of the Aztecs, the elaborate citadels of the Incas, and the impeccably precise Mayan Calendar are a few examples of technical achievements made by indigenous people of the North American pre-Columbian era.

But many people don’t realize that scores of equally well-known innovations trace back to these early creators. For instance, Native Americans were the first to make mouthwash, the kayak, the hypodermic syringe, and even the baby bottle. Here are a few more inventions that are worthy of mention.

The Suspension Bridge

The Menai Bridge, which was built in 1828 in Wales, is credited with being the first modern suspension bridge. But did you know the Incas created the suspension bridge hundreds of years before the first Spaniards arrived in South America?

One of the longest of these solid, woven grass bridges stretched to 148 feet. It was part of a system of over 200 bridges that connected the 25,000 miles long Great Inca Road over rivers and gorges throughout South America and the Andes Mountains.

Today, visitors can still marvel at the Q’eswachaka, the last remaining Inca Bridge which, spans the Apurimac River in Canas Province, Peru, at a breathtaking 120 feet.

Corn

Corn did not grow naturally in the Americas as many of us were taught in school. It was, instead, engineered by Native Americans in Mexico and Guatemala. They were, through many generations of selectively breeding teosinte, a type of wild grass, able to produce kernels of corn that were soft enough to be eaten.

Then, like many Native American inventions, it traveled like wildfire across Native American trade routes and was soon grown by indigenous farmers all over North and South America.

Rubber

Rubber was another amazing Native American innovation. Columbus was so taken with the substance that he brought a rubber ball back to Europe where it would be improved upon and then rapidly commercialized and distributed. Can you imagine what life would be like today without rubber for tennis shoes or tires?

Health & Wellness

Native Americans have also contributed to overall health and wellness by identifying more than 2,500 plants currently used for specific beneficial applications. 

Today, modern research studies have shown that many of these plants have efficacy as preventive and therapeutic tools.

Willow Bark

Aspirin was invented by a German scientist named Felix Hoffman in 1897. But the active ingredient, salicin, which was derived from the bark of the willow tree (2), had already been widely used by Native Americans to reduce fever and inflammation for thousands of years (10,11).

Yarrow

For centuries, people worldwide have used Achillea millefolium, or Yarrow, to treat wounds and help stop excessive bleeding. Native Americans also used various parts of this plant to address skin conditions and insomnia.

New studies reveal that Yarrow has anti-inflammatory properties and that it may also help ward off anxiety and high blood pressure (9,12).

American Ginseng

Native Americans have long used American Ginseng, or Panax Quinquefolius, for stress, swelling, fevers, ED, and to enhance the libido of men and women alike.

And, recent research suggests that American Ginseng may also help with some viruses and has been shown to help decrease blood sugar levels (9,13).

Echinacea

Anti-viral, anti-inflammatory Echinacea, or American Cone Flower, has long been a powerhouse in the fight against the common cold. Native Americans used the roots, leaves, and brightly colored flowers for symptoms such as coughs and sore throats. Echinacea was also used to relieve pain and inflammation (9,14,15).

Immune System Health

Echinacea has been widely studied in recent years. Research has shown it to effectively help address upper respiratory infections associated with illnesses like the common cold (16). Touted for its healthful, anti-viral properties, Echinacea is also gaining a well-deserved reputation as a robust, immune-boosting dietary supplement (9).

An easy way to get Echinacea along with the nutrition you need to help optimize your immune system function is to take an immunity blend that incorporates several proven ingredients together, like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Immunity.

Formulated with 200mg of Echinacea in each dosage plus vitamins C, E, B6, Zinc, L-Glutamine, Elderberry, Turmeric, and Garlic – taking Dynamic Immunity daily helps balance and fully support your immune system, so it’s ready to respond when you need it most.

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Health Contributions in History: Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, Father of Homeopathics

It’s 1781. You’ve just described your symptoms, and after careful consideration, your doctor announces your prognosis, “You have a cold.” To alleviate your suffering, he intends to nick an artery in your forearm and drain several pints of blood from your body. While you process this news, your practitioner tells you that you also have gonorrhea, which he plans to treat by applying leeches – and you’ll never guess where.

This scenario might seem like a bit from a Monty Python movie, but treatments like bloodletting and leeches were part of every orthodox physician’s standard playbook in the not-too-distant past.

During this era, in the latter part of the 18th century, a young Doctor found himself in a conundrum; practice this dangerous, harrowing medicine against all good conscience or quit the medical field altogether.

Meet Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann was one of the physicians who broke from static and often dangerous practices to create treatments based on scientific discovery and observation. 

Born into the middle-class in 1755 in Meissen, Germany, young Hahnemann had a talent for science and languages, and by the time he reached adulthood, he was fluent in English, French, Greek, and Latin.

He began his studies at the University of Leipzig in 1775, where he put his talent for languages to work translating medical books to help cover his mounting expenses. He later moved to Vienna to gain valuable clinical experience, and then in 1779, he transferred to Erlangen to complete his studies.

In 1781, Hahnemann, now a doctor, took a position in a small copper mining village where he came to loath many aspects of his profession – particularly the practice of bloodletting, which was a popular treatment for a wide array of ailments at the time.

Consumed by guilt as he witnessed the adverse effects that many “modern” treatments exacted on his patients, he lamented that by using these methods, he was doing more harm than good.

By 1783, just a short time after marrying his first wife, Johanna Henriette Kuchler, Samuel gave up his practice altogether and made translating books his profession.

This voluntary pay cut soothed the young doctor’s troubled conscience, but it also created a period of hardship for Samuel and his young family. Determined to provide for his brood (which would swell to include eleven children), he worked to build a reputation as an esteemed translator and chemist in his own right. His work translating textbooks exposed him to a tremendous expanse of therapeutic content, and it was with this breadth of knowledge that he began to compare and challenge the ideologies of the day.  

This photo is from the collection of the Burns Archive. Attribution: The Burns Archive – Burns Archive via Newsweek, 2.4.2011.

The Birth of Homeopathic Therapies

While translating a section of text in 1791, Dr. Hahnemann doubted the author’s conclusion that Cinchona (quinine) from the bark of a Peruvian tree was effective for the treatment of Malaria because of its “bitter taste and astringency.” If that was true, he wondered, why then didn’t all bitter, astringent substances treat Malaria?

He decided to conduct an experiment, and over several days, took small doses of Cinchona and recorded his observations. The drug created symptoms that were strikingly like those caused by Malaria. This led him to hypothesize, “that which can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual, can treat a sick individual who is manifesting a similar set of symptoms,” or “like cures like,” which became the principal idea behind a new movement which he would name Homeopathics.

Using himself, his numerous children, and volunteers as test subjects, Dr. Hahnemann went on to test hundreds of plants and substances and their corresponding symptoms, which he cataloged to create a drug picture, or Materia Medica.

In 1810, Dr. Hahnemann published his ideas in the Organon of the Art of Healing, a doctrine that would challenge old school practices and spread like wildfire throughout Europe and the United States.

“Like Cures Like”

The word Homeopathic originates from the Greek word “homeo,” which means “Like,” and “Pathos,” which means “suffering.” The idea of “like curing” wasn’t exactly a new theory; Hippocrates was the first to raise the notion in the days of ancient Greece. However, it was Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who brought the concept into modern times.

After carefully interviewing a patient to gain a picture of their overall health, a homeopathic practitioner pairs the patient’s complaints, in totality, with the Materia Medica that most closely resembles the patient’s symptoms. This pairing of Like Cures Like intends to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.

The Critics

The number of critics of Homeopathic treatments grew almost as rapidly as its popularity. The most prominent opponents were apothecaries whose profits were threatened by the growing market for these less expensive remedies. And as medical schools adopted homeopathic ideas into their curriculums, orthodox, old-school doctors lent their voices to the rising rebellion as they fought to maintain the status quo.

Through all this opposition, the proponents of this new, alternative treatments pushed forward through the 1800s. By the beginning of the 20th century, Homeopathic remedies had become established in the United States, with 100 homeopathic hospitals, 22 homeopathic schools, and more than 1,000 homeopathic pharmacies.  

Today, homeopathic treatments are experiencing a resurgence in popularity by both homeopathic practitioners and physicians to complement modern therapies.

Thanks to Dr. Hahnemann…

By challenging the established norms, visionaries like Dr. Samuel Hahnemann helped usher in a new era of discovery and research.

Now, for instance, if you feel a cold or a virus coming on, rather than calling for a bloodletter, you’d take steps to strengthen your immune system to reduce the spread of infection safely.

To ensure your immune system is getting all of the nutrients it needs to function fully, consider taking a comprehensive immune system support supplement like Dynamic Immunity

Dynamic Immunity combines critical nutrients – Vitamins C, E, B6, L-Glutamine, and Zinc – in one dosage to help support your body’s natural defense system. It also includes Echinacea, Elderberry, Turmeric, and Garlic – powerhouse antioxidants shown to boost immune system cell and antibody activity.

If you do ultimately feel a cold or flu coming on, double your dosage of Dynamic Immunity. It will help accelerate your body’s return to health by boosting your capacity to fight off infections.  

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4 Essential Ways to Prep Your Immune System for Fall & Winter

 

With summer fading into fall, it’s all hands on deck to ready your immune system for the coming cold weather.

Respiratory infections, colds, and flu spread more efficiently in colder weather for a few reasons. The first is proximity. We spend more time indoors, where we are less likely to social distance. At the same time, we are more likely to be face to face, passing along air-borne pathogens. 

 

Humidity is lower in the winter, a condition that spreads virus particles more easily. The particles breathed out by infected people absorb less water and remain lighter. They fly further around the room and are more likely to be inhaled.  

Now, you can’t completely control when and if you get sick. Germs are on almost every shared surface and floating all around us in the air. Even taking the most extreme precautions, you may unwittingly breathe in infected floating particles. You could lock yourself away – and never again open a public bathroom stall or shop at the grocery store – but that’s no way to live. 

Your best defense is to support your immune system in every way possible. By reinforcing a balanced immune system response, you take significant steps towards staying as healthy as possible this fall and winter. Let’s take a look at the top four ways to keep your immune system strong.

 

1. Adapt A Healthy Diet That Includes Probiotics 

The design of your immune system is complex and fueled by many factors and not by any one specific food or nutrient. Accordingly, a healthy diet consisting of a range of vitamins and minerals most effectively primes your body to fight infection and disease.

Nutrients essential for the growth and function of immune system cells include vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, iron, and protein (including the amino acid glutamine). (1,2) 

Prioritize these vitamin-rich foods in your diet:

Vitamin C: citrus, including oranges and berries, tomatoes, broccoli, and spinach.

Vitamin D and Magnesium: dark leafy greens, beans, whole grains, fatty fish like salmon, nuts, bananas, and avocados. Treat yourself to real dark chocolate, loaded with magnesium and antioxidants. 

Vitamin B6: Potatoes with skin, chicken, salmon, and tuna. 

Vitamin E: Seeds, peanut butter, and spinach.

At the same time, try to reduce or eliminate overly processed foods from your diet – anything deep friend, fast or fatty and replace them with antioxidant-filled options.

 

Probiotics have been shown in numerous studies to reduce the duration and severity of illnesses, including respiratory infections. (3) Over 80 percent of immune system cells live in your gut and interact with the good bacteria in your microbiome. Replenishing your gut microbiome with a quality daily probiotic is an easy way to support your immune system health. 

It’s best to pick a probiotic with high counts of bifidobacterium and lactobacillus strains like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Biotics. 

Studies have shown these strains to be most beneficial for your immune system while helping eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms of an imbalanced microbiome. (7)

 

2. Exercise Regularly, But Don’t Overdo It

Boosting immune function and reducing inflammation are two positive effects regular exercise provides. Still, in this case, more is not necessarily better.

Overworking your body may lower your immune system’s defenses and increase your illness risk, especially when chronic soreness interrupts your sleep. A better approach replaces intense workouts with stretching, walking, yoga, and fun sports-oriented activities. (4)

3. Establish Good Sleep Habits

Sleep is one of the foundations for a good immunity response, so much so, the chance of catching a contagious illness is 450% greater if you get less than five solid hours of sleep at night. (5)

During sleep, your bodily systems – nervous, cardiovascular, and immune – reset and refresh themselves. When you miss sleep, you deprive your body of the opportunity of repairing itself. 

Give yourself a fighting chance for a whole night of slumber by establishing good sleep habits. 

Stick to a Schedule: Go to bed and set your alarm for the same time every day. Consistency reinforces your body’s sleep-wake cycle.

•Restful Environment: Make your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.

•Limit Naps: Naps can disrupt nighttime sleep. If you must nap, limit the time to less than 30 minutes.

•Avoid Stimulants: Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol take hours to wear off, so avoid them at least 6 hours before bedtime.

 

4. Supplement Your Immune System

To guarantee you are getting all the necessary vitamins and nutrients you need every day to support your immune system fully, consider taking a quality immune system supplement like Dynamic Immunity from Stonehenge Health. 

They’ve combined the critical nutrients – Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, L-Glutamine, and Zinc – in one daily dose to help restore and maintain your body’s natural defense system. You’ll also find Elderberry, Echinacea, Garlic, and Turmeric, powerhouse antioxidants shown to boost white cell and antibody activity. 

And if you do find yourself coughing and sneezing, Dynamic Immunity helps speed up your immune response and boosts your capacity to help fight off infections.  

 


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Health & Wellness Trends for 2021

Without a doubt, the Covid crisis is the primary driver of health and wellness trends for 2021. And you don’t need to consult a crystal ball to know that the realities of this pandemic will affect the way we approach our health and wellness for years to come.

1. At-Home Fitness

With the pandemic forcing fitness centers to close down for much of the year, home fitness became one of the hottest trends in 2020. People discovered that working out at home is more comfortable than traveling to the gym, saving time and money. It’s anticipated that the trend will continue throughout 2021, with people dedicating part of their homes to personalized workout spaces.

2021 continues to see a trend in customized fully equipped home gyms with high-end workout equipment like stationary bikes, treadmills, and personal trainer workout mirrors.

Even if you don’t have space or finances to support adding a home gym, many health-conscious people will look to technology to bring world-class coaches and the gym experience into your home. Streaming fitness apps like Daily Burn or Apple Fitness+ and other online fitness classes provide motivation and instruction without needing to leave home.

2. Mental Health Is Key to Overall Health

According to a recent study, 53% of U.S. adults reported that the pandemic had negatively affected their mental health. Unemployment skyrocketing, shocking numbers of people getting sick and dying, and the pandemic’s uncertainty have led to an unprecedented number of people suffering from mental health issues.

Not only that, the lack of social interaction from workplaces, schools, and houses of worship closing has caused a loneliness epidemic. Chronic loneliness can trigger stress, depression, insomnia, and more.

Prioritizing mental health will become increasingly important in 2021. We’ll see more people practicing techniques that promote stress relief, such as yoga, meditation, prayer, and mindful walking.

One bright spot, the prevalence of mental health illness, may finally eliminate the stigma of seeking help. For many, this will be the year to identify emotional vulnerabilities and plan what’s needed to optimize emotional and physical health.

3. Big Year for Adaptogens

As stress continues to be a significant health concern throughout America, adaptogens will likely get even more popular and become mainstream.

Adaptogens help your body and mind deal with physical and emotional stressors and promote a greater sense of calm. They are a way to help you cope with life’s pressures before events trigger a racing heart or a panic attack. Some popular apoptogenic herbs are ashwagandha, Maca, Rhodiola, and holy basil.

Among the most researched adaptogens are medicinal mushrooms, specifically Lion’s Mane and Reishi. These mushrooms have been a mainstay in Eastern medicine for over 5,000 years.

Western medicine studies show medicinal mushrooms help regulate your adrenal glands’ function, which produces the primary stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Beyond a greater sense of calm, taking medicinal mushrooms daily may give you a boost in your mental clarity and energy.

Medicinal mushroom blends are growing in popularity for their ability to increase resiliency to anxiety, among other health benefits. Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Mushrooms is an expertly crafted blend of Reishi and Lion’s Mane, plus 3 other beneficial mushrooms – Chaga, Maitake, and Shiitake.

Use Dynamic Mushrooms as part of an overall healthy lifestyle and to boost your ability to adapt to physical and mental stressors, as well as supporting your immune system’s health.

4. Emphasizing Immune System Health

The COVID crisis has put a big spotlight on the immune system and ways to boost its disease-fighting ability. The immune system health focus will continue way beyond 2021.

Naturally, we’ll see a flood of scams, gimmicks, and misinformation on social media and the internet claiming to boost immunity. So, it’s critical to look for trusted sources of information you can rely on, like this blog.

Now, certain foods, along with a healthy diet, plenty of sleep, and exercise, can help optimize your immune system function.

Taking daily supplements that include proven ingredients like zinc, vitamin C, turmeric, L-glutamine, and probiotics. Herbal remedies such as echinacea, astragalus, and elderberry will also gain popularity.

An easy way to get the nutrition you need to optimize your immune system function is to take a blend that incorporates several proven ingredients like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Immunity. It’s formulated with vitamins C, E, B6, Zinc, L-Glutamine plus Elderberry, Echinacea, Turmeric, and Garlic at levels designed to support your overall immune system health.

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Is It Time To Call In The Immune System Reinforcements?

With virus cases still rising, you may be looking for ways to strengthen your immune system’s ability to fight and ward off illness. Medical experts agree that a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and daily exercise are a great start to keeping your immune system operating at it’s best. Add in stress-reducing practices like yoga, meditation, and box breathing, and you’re well on your way.

However, an essential factor in a fully supported immune system is your daily nutrition intake. Specific nutrients have been shown in studies to support your immune system by boosting your immune system cells’ integrity. Other nutrients have been shown to help reinforce your stomach’s protective mucosal barrier, making it harder for pathogens to breach your body.

In this blog post, I’ll reveal the different ways you can strengthen your body’s immune system through your nutrition. But first, let’s explore your body’s unique internal defense system.


A Multi-Layered Fighting Machine

How is it possible that we encounter harmful disease-causing pathogens like bacteria and viruses yet can live life without always getting sick every day?

Your immune system is a multi-layered network of cells, tissues, and organs that recognizes and neutralizes these daily threats. Just like a fighting army, your immune system deploys specialized defenses as needed.

First, it tries to intercept invading pathogens before they get into your body. If harmful viruses or pathogens manage a breach, your immune system springs into action and releases fighter cells to attack. And if your immune system reencounters a particular pathogen, it remembers and tailors its response, also known as immunity.

Your Innate & Adaptive Immune Systems

There are two branches of your immune system, your innate immune system, and your adaptive immune system.

You’re born with your innate immune system. It includes physical and chemical barriers like your skin and mucosal membranes plus specific white blood cells – leukocytes, dendritic, and natural killer cells.

An example of your innate immune system in action is when you get a cut and white blood cells fight off the bacteria, causing redness and swelling. Another example is your mucosal barrier filtering out harmful particles in the air that you inhale.

If your innate immune system fails and pathogens begin to spread throughout your body, your adaptive immune system kicks in. Your adaptive immune system evolves over your lifetime and has two characteristics: memory and specificity.

Specificity is the ability to target specific pathogens, and memory responds quickly to pathogens it has previously encountered. The classic example of adaptive immunity is your body creating antibodies to a virus.

Nutrition and Your Immune System

Like every system in your body, nutrition fuels your immune system. Healthy immune system cells rely on nourishment from the vitamins in foods you eat like zinc, vitamins B6, C, and E, among others. A healthy and balanced diet is crucial as evidence shows that micronutrient deficiency may alter the vigor of your immune system.

You may have heard that the majority of your immune system – up to 80% – lives in your gut. Your gut may be inside your body, but it’s also part of the barrier between your bloodstream and the outside environment.

Your gut deals with all the harmful microorganisms you ingest. Fortunately, your innate immune system includes a dynamic immune defense that helps prevent you from getting sick, called your mucosal immune system.

Boosting the vigor of your mucosal immune system are certain gut flora bacteria strains. These friendly bacteria in your gut microbiome have two essential jobs.

First, they communicate with your mucosal immune system cells and sound alarms when defenses are needed.

Second, they reinforce your gut lining, improving your body’s ability to absorb nutrients while blocking harmful bacteria and pathogens from leaking out into your body. This is why it’s so essential to have healthy colonies of good bacteria in your gut.

Now, if you’re like most people, relying solely on what you eat alone is not enough. Your immune system benefits from added nutrients that a standard diet just doesn’t include. Adding daily support supplements formulated to boost your immune system is the ideal way to keep it ready to defend you at a moment’s notice.

Dynamic Immunity

The first kind of supplement has the nutrients your immune system cells need to thrive. Stonehenge Health’s newly launched Dynamic Immunity is a blend of ten beneficial nutrients formulated to support your overall immune system health.

Vitamins C, E, B6, Zinc, plus L-Glutamine provide the vital daily nutrients that directly affect your body’s ability to make white blood cells and produce antibodies that create your immunity.

Dynamic Immunity also has powerhouse antioxidants Elderberry, Echinacea, Turmeric, and Garlic, all proven to boost white cell and antibody activity.

Dynamic Defense

The second kind of supplement supports your mucosal immune system with the right type of probiotics shown to reinforce your mucosal barrier.

Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Defense is an advanced level, targeted approach to your immune system health – made with proven probiotic strains DE111®, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, and Bacillus coagulans. These powerful strains are known to populate and reinforce your mucosal barrier.

Dynamic Defense also contains PreforPro®, an active prebiotic that facilitates the rapid growth of helpful bacteria in your gut.

While Dynamic Defense primarily supports the health of your mucosal immune system, its benefits can be greatly enhanced by pairing it with specialized cell support from Dynamic Immunity.

Dynamic Immunity and Dynamic Defense form a comprehensive approach for your immune system that may have a profound effect on your overall health and well-being. Keeping your immune system strong is the best way to be ready for whatever blows your way.

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Help Your Immune System Become the Ultimate Defender

Your body’s immune system is a wonder.

Imagine… it helps stop attacks from foreign invaders like viruses and bacterial microbes and internal attacks from harmful cell changes.

And once you’ve encountered a foreign microbe, your immune system makes antibodies ready to squash them should they try to invade again. BTW – that’s called Immunity.

Not only that, but your immune system is also solely responsible for you bouncing back from an illness. No wonder experts say that a robust, balanced, and supported immune system is a key to a long and healthy life.

 

Support Your Body Needs

Now your immune system does an incredible job most of the time, but today more than ever, it can use some serious support.

You see, there’s an aggressive virus still hanging around. At the same time, public health officials are cautioning that this cold and flu season could be one of the worst ever.

Taking all this into consideration, Stonehenge Health has decided that helping you prepare yourself for the coming flu season with a highly responsive immune system is the best contribution we can make to your overall health and wellness.

And that’s why today, we’re proud to introduce Dynamic Immunity – a blend of 10 beneficial nutrients formulated to support your overall immune system health. We made it for you to take every day, so you stay well year-round with a balanced immune system, ready to respond when you need it.

And if you do feel something coming on or are in the midst of an illness, Dynamic Immunity helps speed up your immune response and boosts your capacity to fight off infections.

 

Proven Support

Every ingredient in Dynamic Immunity has proven immune system benefits.

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, L-Glutamine, and Zinc provide the vital daily nutrients that help restore and maintain your body’s natural defense system.

Elderberry, Echinacea, Garlic, and Turmeric are powerhouse antioxidants shown to boost white cell and antibody activity.

And Lactobacillus acidophilus probiotics help balance your gut microbiome, an essential part of a responsive immune system.

Balanced

Dynamic Immunity is a balanced blend of ten proven ingredients at optimal levels in daily two veggie capsules. Dynamic Immunity is the ideal immune system support supplement available today.

Now, if you were to take each one of these nutrients individually, it could cost literally hundreds of dollars every month. And who wants to have to take ten extra pills per day. With Dynamic Immunity, it’s both easy and economical to include all ten of these powerhouse nutrients in your daily routine.

Now, you’ll notice some of the ingredients in Dynamic Immunity, especially Elderberry and Echinacea, were pretty hard to find this past March and April. These two ingredients have long-standing reputations for fending off upper respiratory infections, which is why they were so popular.

The way things are shaping up, it’s likely they’ll be just as popular, if not more so, and difficult to find in the months ahead. For us, that means, once we sell out our current inventory, it’s going to be difficult to make another batch. Right now, we have fresh inventory in stock.

>> Click here to try Dynamic Immunity now while it’s available.

Sources

Krawitz, Christian, Mobarak Abu Mraheil, Michael Stein, Can Imirzalioglu, Eugen Domann, Stephan Pleschka, and Torsten Hain. 2011. “Inhibitory Activity Of A Standardized Elderberry Liquid Extract Against Clinically-Relevant Human Respiratory Bacterial Pathogens And Influenza A And B Viruses”. BMC Complementary And Alternative Medicine 11 (1). doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-16.

Hawkins, Jessie, Colby Baker, Lindsey Cherry, and Elizabeth Dunne. 2019. “Black Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) Supplementation Effectively Treats Upper Respiratory Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis Of Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trials”. Complementary Therapies In Medicine 42: 361-365. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.004.

Hudson, James, and Selvarani Vimalanathan. 2011. “Echinacea—A Source Of Potent Antivirals For Respiratory Virus Infections”. Pharmaceuticals 4 (7): 1019-1031. doi:10.3390/ph4071019.