Category Archives: Immune System

Vitamin D-3: The Sunshine Vitamin

Why do I need Vitamin D-3?

Doctors found many years ago that children exposed to sunlight or those who took a Cod Liver Oil supplement were less likely to suffer from a bone condition called Rickets. Sunlight allows the body to produce Vitamin D-3, and Cod Liver Oil supplements naturally contain Vitamin D-3.

Since then, years of research has shown that Vitamin D-3 benefits the body in more ways than one. Vitamin D-3 is crucial for the metabolism of Calcium and Phosphorous, for the support of healthy bones and teeth, for providing added protection for immune challenges, for reinforcing healthy brain function, enhancing mood and cognitive function and much more.

Where does Vitamin D-3 come from?

Many know Vitamin D-3 as the “Sunshine Vitamin”. The body produces it during exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When sunlight hits the skin it synthesizes to form D-3, which then circulates into the blood stream. Certain foods contain limited amounts of it. However, it may be difficult to get enough to supplement the body’s requirements from these sources alone.

Different skin tones absorb different amounts of vitamin D-3. Lighter, fair skinned people will need less sun exposure to absorb a sufficient amount whereas darker skinned people may require as much as double the amount of sun exposure. This can present a problem during the colder months of the year as well as during the work week when sun exposure is often limited. Because absorption of it differs among individuals, regular testing will reveal your body’s needs. It may be helpful to ask your health care practitioner to test for its levels: once at the end of winter and again at the end of summer. This determines how much your body manufactures through summer sun exposure, and quantifies the need of it during the winter months to maintain healthy levels.

New High Potency Vitamin D-3 Softgels

High Potency Vitamin D-3 Softgels

As more people avoid sun exposure and because it is not abundant in food, supplementation becomes essential to ensure that your body receives an adequate supply. Nature’s Blessing’s New High Potency Vitamin D-3 supplies this key nutrient in a higher potency, absorbable liquid softgel. Take 1 softgel every two days to supply the body with 5,000 IU. Optimizing your levels can give your immune system a boost, improve muscle function, and support bone, brain and cardiovascular health. Experience the many benefits and keep your system running strong.
© Baar Products, Inc., 2015

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Why Multivitamin Supplements are Important

Think you’ve got a nutritious diet, exercise regularly, sleep well and lead a generally “healthy” lifestyle? You could still be missing essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. While Multiple Vitamins are not meant to take the place of a healthy diet, they can help bridge the nutrient gap that you may be experiencing.

Selecting a supplement that is rich in green superfoods, targeted herbs, enzymes and vitamins can help strengthen the body’s core functions, adding vitality and energy to your day. Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, hormones like vitamin D and minerals such as Calcium and Iron, are essential to the body because they help facilitate important cellular functions.

It may be possible to eat the amount of food that it would take to supply your body with the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of nutrients that your body needs, but it probably won’t be easy. You’d really need to keep a daily dietary record, noting the types of foods and exact quantities of what goes into your mouth. If you’ve got a hectic schedule and are on-the-move, like most of us, you’d probably have a hard time doing this, in which case a multivitamin may be right for you.

Give your Multivitamin a Boost with Green Superfoods

Nature’s Blessing Special TwoSpecial Two Multivitamin with Green Superfoods provides you with a variety of essential vitamins and minerals with the added benefits of Green Superfoods. Special Two contains 4 key Green Superfoods which are known to be more nutrient dense than most green, leafy vegetables. These Superfoods fortify, energize and strengthen, giving your body the boost it needs.

Spirulina is a type of algae which is extremely high in immune-boosting chlorophyll. It also supports the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut, aiding digestive function.

Chlorella works to cleanse the body of potentially harmful toxins. Rich in a complex array of nutrients, it binds to heavy metals.

Organic Barley Grass has a high concentration of essential amino acids, some of which the human body does not produce on its own. Also high in organic sodium, Barley grass may help soften calcium deposits in the joints, supporting mobility.

Alfalfa Juice is rich in vitamins A, B, E and K, and is also high in minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and zinc. These vitamins and minerals support strong bones and boost immune function throughout the body.

Support your health and vitality with the vitamins, minerals and superfoods in Special Two. It can add energy to your day!
© Baar Products, Inc., 2014

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Soothe that Throat “Tickle” Naturally with Respicol

Having a cold, post nasal drip or seasonal allergies often comes along with an annoying, scratchy tickle in the throat. Many conventional medicines contain harsh ingredients and have a list of side effects. Respicol® is a natural herbal syrup which integrates the traditional benefits of a unique blend of botanicals. It works within minutes to soothe irritated throat passages for fast relief without causing drowsiness. While other remedies may allow a dose or two per day, you can take Respicol as often as every hour until symptoms alleviate.

What is in Respicol?

Respicol, 4 oz.

Specially selected herbs are blended in a honey and syrup base to work with your body’s lymphatic, digestive and immune systems. Historical application of these herbs suggest they harmonize the systems of the body, enhancing the body’s ability to detoxify and cleanse.

Horehound has been used for centuries as an expectorant. Traditionally, ancient Egyptians used horehound as an aid in clearing mucus from the respiratory system. It soothes those irritated mucous tissues especially in the throat.

Wild Cherry Bark alleviates distress especially of the nose and throat by relieving swelling of mucous membranes. It is also effective for boosting sluggish digestion.

Respicol, 8 oz. bottle for soothing throat tickle

Rhubarb is a mild stimulant to liver and gall bladder. This will help clarify the system and remove toxins that may be causing irritation to the respiratory system.

Wild Ginger tones and purifies the digestive tract and the lymphatics associated with the intestinal tract. This herb enhances circulation and supports the body’s immune response which may help relieve the scratchy tickle in the throat which causes the urge to cough.

Many of the herbs in Respicol aid the function of the body’s lymphatic system, assisting it in cleansing and detoxifying thereby supporting proper eliminations. Once these systems begin to work more effectively, the body’s circulation improves helping to clear the throat and respiratory systems… stopping that annoying tickle from coming back.

How has Respicol Helped Others?

“I wanted you to know that I think Respicol is a great product. Recently, I had a cold with coughing that had lasted a while…I bought a bottle, followed the directions, and immediately my coughing eased. My throat was so much more comfortable. I now have a bottle in reserve, just in case. Thanks for making Respicol available!” – T.W.

“My husband has a job talking a lot at night, sometimes he has to talk for hours on a phone call. This stuff [Respicol] saves his throat.” – L.B.E., Colorado Springs, CO
© Baar Products, Inc., 2015

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Digestive Enzymes are Vital to Overall Health

Healthy Digestion is a Key for Immune Health

Proper digestive function is critical to overall health and well-being.  While the body manufactures a number of digestive enzymes, it also obtains them from foods such as papaya, pineapple, bananas and more. These enzymes enable the body to breakdown food, so nutrients can be released and absorbed. When the digestive system works properly, it acts as a barrier to bacteria and viruses, assists in removing wastes and toxins from the body and enables nutrients to be absorbed.

Signs of Insufficient Digestive Enzyme Activity

Research shows that as we grow older, the body’s ability to produce digestive enzymes decreases. Also, if you are stressed, you don’t produce enough digestive enzymes. If you eat on the run, you don’t produce enough. As a result, nutrients are not absorbed and bowel irregularities can occur. In today’s busy world, many of the foods being consumed are processed, loaded with additives and preservatives and chemically altered creating even more distress to the digestive system. Gas, bloating, reflux, constipation and/or diarrhea can be an indication of a decrease or lack of digestive enzyme activity. A number of different symptoms can be caused due to a lack of digestive enzymes and may be detrimental to your lifestyle.

What do Digestive Enzymes do?Super Digestive Enzymes Capsules Image

Digestive Enzymes help breakdown food into small, absorbable molecules. If you don’t have enough digestive enzymes, when you eat your food, it won’t be absorbed and it’ll pass through without receiving any nutritional benefits. It may even inflame your gut. Even with the healthiest diet, adequate fiber intake and sufficient water, the body can still require digestive help. Adding our digestive supplement, Super Digestive Enzymes, before a meal helps optimize the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and protein which in turn, helps the body absorb the nutrients it needs to be vital and healthy. Get all the benefits from the food you are eating!
© Baar Products, Inc., 2014

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Boost Your Immunity with Natural Iodine from Sea Vegetables

Kelp and Dulse are two great options when it comes to natural iodine supplementation. Not only do you receive your daily requirement for iodine, you also benefit from the abundant, naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals found in these sea vegetables.

Because our bodies do not produce iodine on their own, it must be obtained through the diet. Kelp Capsules, Natural Iodine from Sea Vegetables, formerly with Dulse.Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones and can be found in foods such as cheese, yogurt, milk, eggs, table salt, fish, dietary supplements and more. As people restrict their intake of many of these foods, a trend toward iodine deficiency develops. If we are not getting iodine from our food, it is best to find a daily supplement. Because most of the world’s natural iodine is concentrated in seawater, sea vegetables are an excellent natural option for supplementing your iodine needs.

Kelp, a large, leafy brown algae that belongs to the seaweed family, is a good source of marine minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. It is also an excellent source of natural iodine which is necessary for healthy Thyroid function.

Dulse is a common red seaweed which is rich in trace elements and vitamins, particularly Vitamin A. It is a nutrient-rich source of protein, fiber, iron and Vitamins C, E and B complex.

Combine the two of these Sea Vegetables together and feel these three great benefits of natural iodine:

Improved Energy –

Kelp and Dulse are both packed with essential B-Vitamins. As with any plant, these seaweeds also contain Chlorophyll which helps to restore energy and vitality. They are an excellent source of iodine which is essential to Thyroid function. Your Thyroid gland is responsible for producing the hormones that are required for many functions in the body such as: supporting normal cellular metabolism, maintaining healthy cholesterol and balancing mood. These plants are also a rich source of minerals including manganese, potassium and iron, which aid in fighting fatigue.

Digestion –

High in fiber, Kelp and Dulse also supports the body’s digestive system. Seaweeds can balance colon and intestinal flora, which promotes good bacteria in the gut. Fiber and natural iodine found in seaweed are alkaline forming which also benefits digestive function. Once the body is digesting properly, the immune system can function more efficiently.

Immune Health –

Seaweeds, such as Kelp and Dulse, can contain as much as 10-20x the vitamin and mineral content of land plants. These bioavailable nutrients are easily absorbed which enables the body to better utilize them.

Containing concentrated amounts of iodine, sea vegetables are a natural way to support healthy thyroid function, enhance energy, balance digestion and boost the immune system. Supplement with Kelp-Dulse capsules and experience vitality from the sea.
© Baar Products, Inc., 2015

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