These are incredibly effective at keeping you healthy and fighting off quickly what you get when you get it! I am super picky about what I put into my body, so the products I recommend are the ones I feel are the most high quality and effective in my experience.
Remember, in general, we want our immune system to stay quiet and rest. Therefore, I do not recommend people being on immune stimulatory products as a daily protocol (for example, Echinacea, Vitamin C, immune builder supplements, etc). Excellent safe daily support for the immune system is Omega 3s (Cod Liver oil or fish oils, also now in vegan form with Algae DHA) and Vitamin D (with K or eat lots of butter).
Here is what I have in my toolbox:
If you Feel like you are getting Sick or are Sick:
(all these can be taken with or without food unless indicated)
If you are feeling a sore throat coming on (a first sign of sickness for me!) use Medi-Herb Throat Spray as many times as day as you want, about 4-5 sprays per time. Safe for kids too (use 3 sprays). I travel with this.
Host Defense Mushrooms MyCommunity Comprehensive Immune Support droppers or capsules. I use the droppers and take a dropperfull a few times a day. Also great for kids.
Medi-Herb Echinacea: This is a very powerful form of Echinacea and I take 2 capsules a few times a day if I am feeling like I am getting sick. If I am sick already I take about 1 cap three times a day. Safe for pregnancy and lactation.
If you are not sleeping well due to coughing, discomfort, etc my all time favorite sleep support, Ultra Kavanase PM by NeuroScience always works well (whether sick or not). Take 1 capsule about one hour before you wish to go to sleep, or by 8pm. You can even open ½ capsule into water and take ½ capsule at a time if you do not find you need a whole one.
If you are Recovering from Illness and/or Just Need to Rebuild
The body’s master antioxidant is called Glutathione. Antioxidants are made by the body, but illness, toxicity, chronic stress and other aggravations can deplete our natural stores of antioxidants. It is important to keep up your internal reserve because it will help you both prevent illness/inflammation and rebuild after. I recommend Apex Entergetics Trizomal Glutathione as I think it is the best on the market. 1 tsp two times a day. Store in refrigerator.
Tumeric—an excellent anti-inflammatory and immune support. My favorite is Turmero-Active by Apex Entergetics and I recommend 1 tsp two times a day. Store in fridge.