We spring clean our homes, cars, and properties for a new season, so why not our bodies? The spring season is a time of growth, new life and fresh energy, so the timing is ideal to commit to new health practices. Whether you’re looking to take out the toxins, boost immunity or fend off seasonal allergies, AOR’s range of natural health supplements can help you move into a new season feeling fresh and focused. Give your organs a reset with these AOR products that can support your spring health goals.
Boost immunity and banish allergies from within with Probiotic-3
It’s said that good health starts in the gut, and it’s certainly true that our gastrointestinal tract is our first line of defence against infectious agents, and is largely responsible for breaking down and absorbing nutrients, and stimulating the immune system. If you’re looking to build strong immunity this spring, start with your gut.
The delicate balance of the microbiome, the complex microbial community in our gut which consists of trillions of microbiota both beneficial (symbiotic) and potentially harmful (pathogenic) is key to gut health, and a strong immune system-and-microbiota alliance. If the balance in our microbiome is disturbed by illness, certain diets, or the use of antibiotics, the body becomes more susceptible to disease, infections, and those nasty springtime allergens.
If you suffer from allergies, the right probiotic could make all the difference. AOR’s Probiotic-3 contains three bacterial species with health-promoting attributes: Enterococcus faecium T-110, Clostridium butyricum TO-A, and Bacillus subtilis TO-A. Together, these strains work synergistically to offer wide-ranging health benefits including allergy reduction, improved immunity and even detoxification. It may be more possible than you think to enjoy the spring weather, even as an allergy sufferer!
Support metabolism with Postbiotic Boost
If you’re curious about gut health, you’ve likely heard of prebiotics and probiotics. Recently, a new category has been created called postbiotics, which presents a new way to deliver health benefits to the gut. Unlike probiotics, which are the live gut microbes themselves, postbiotics are the substances produced through the metabolic activity of probiotics consuming prebiotics in the body, which can offer beneficial effects to the body. Postbiotics have been considered for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, just like probiotics have. However, since postbiotics don’t contain live cultures, they may be easier to store and last longer in your cabinet.
AOR’s Postbiotic Boost contains heat-treated Bifidobacterium lactis, a species of bacteria that has been shown to support healthy weight management, functioning to enhance satiety while delivering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. If you’re re-prioritizing a healthy diet and exercise this spring, and could use a metabolic boost, Postbiotic Boost could offer just that.
Strengthen virus-fighting defences with Zinc-Copper Balance
Did you know that 10-35% of Canadians from most age and sex groups consume zinc in inadequate amounts? This number jumps to 41% for Canadian men over 70 years of age. A zinc deficiency can result in improper immune cell activation, making zinc an important part of keeping the immune system able to fend off invaders. Strengthening your virus-fighting defences this spring could be a matter of optimizing your zinc intake.
Eating zinc-rich foods may not be enough for some individuals. For example, certain people over the age of 65 may not be able to adequately absorb zinc due to a lack of stomach acid, and absorption is the key to getting its health benefits. In addition, taking zinc by itself is not enough. Zinc goes hand-in-hand with copper, as over-supplementation with zinc alone can result in copper deficiency. Unfortunately, many supplements containing these nutrients contain much zinc and little or no copper. Not all supplements are created equal!
AOR’s Zinc-Copper Balance™ provides a balanced, research-based ratio of zinc to copper in order to ensure optimal absorption and function. For those seeking a balanced formula containing these two essential minerals in order to stay protected from viruses this spring, AOR’s formula is a great choice.
Support immunity and build strong bones with Vitamin D3 2500 IU
The ‘sunshine vitamin’ may be best known for its association with mood regulation, but vitamin D can offer some sunny benefits beyond supporting mental wellbeing.
Growing evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a key role in maintaining a healthy immune system. A deficiency in vitamin D has been linked to increased inflammation and chronic diseases like asthma, highlighting the function it serves in auto-immunity and immune-modulation. Vitamin D is synthesized by the skin following exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight, but many people do not spend enough time outdoors, and risk becoming deficient in this essential vitamin. Especially as we wrap up winter, the right supplement could offer the boost you need to move into spring feeling strong.
Additionally, vitamin D also plays a part in building healthy bones, as adequate levels of this vitamin are required to absorb calcium from the intestinal tract. Together, vitamin D and calcium have been shown to reduce the risk of fractures. Vitamin D has been linked to improved functional performance, reaction time, and balance, which are all key in preventing falls that can lead to fractures. If you’re planning on getting more active as the days grow longer and brighter this spring, be mindful of your bone health! Spring is an excellent time to focus on prevention.
AOR’s Vitamin D3 2500 IU allows you to harness the power of the sun, and rest easy knowing that your immune system and bones are being well taken care of.
Upgrade antioxidant intake with N-A-C
After a long winter, it’s common to feel sluggish and crave more energy. Kicking off spring with an antioxidant upgrade could support your much-desired reset.
Harness the most powerful antioxidant produced in your body, glutathione. Where vitamin C has its antioxidant role outside the cell, glutathione acts within cells to directly eliminate free radicals throughout the cytoplasm and inside the mitochondria. Clinical applications of glutathione include detoxification, liver protection, immune support, and more. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, or N-A-C, is an amino acid that acts as a precursor to glutathione, enhancing glutathione levels and protecting the liver from damage.
For those looking for a single supplement to promote overall health including cellular protection and cardiovascular health this spring, AOR’s N-A-C is an excellent choice.
Take out the toxins with Liver Support
The liver is the organ that tends to get the most attention when it comes to detoxification, and for good reason. Our liver works to filter hormones, drugs, heavy metals, and all other foreign substances, making it one of the primary elimination systems comprising the body’s complex network of detox systems. There are many ways to support our liver in its important work, including maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and incorporating certain herbs and botanical extracts, where necessary.
AOR’s Liver Support formula supports your liver in its detoxification role with the help of four powerful ingredients: milk thistle extract, N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), Phyllanthus amarus and sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) from broccoli extract. These ingredients have collectively been shown to protect the liver from toxins, fight off viral infections, stimulate liver regeneration, and enhance levels of glutathione, the body’s most powerful antioxidant. Show your liver some love this spring, with AOR’s Liver Support.
Alleviate seasonal allergies with Quercetin
If you’re already bracing yourself for the irritating hay fever symptoms that tend to coincide with the onset of spring, or the unwanted side effects that can come with decongestants, consider quercetin.
Quercetin belongs to the flavonoid class of antioxidants commonly found in citrus fruits, and has been shown in vitro to prevent the release of histamine which is implicated in allergic symptoms like sneezing and itching. Hence, quercetin could offer a natural way to control spring allergies. AOR’s Quercetin offers a pure form that is citrus-free, for those with sensitivities.
Clean your kidneys with Chanca Peidra
As the organ responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body, ensuring a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals, and producing hormones that control blood pressure and more, the kidneys are a powerhouse organ. If our kidneys aren’t functioning at optimal levels, then nerves, muscles, and other tissues in the body will be affected. Focusing on kidney health can go a long way in ensuring whole-body health.
AOR’s Chanca Piedra works to optimise the health of the liver, kidneys and gallbladder, offering natural support for those who suffer from chronic kidney or gallstones. Chanca Piedra is the Spanish name for the herb Phyllanthus niruri, which is native to the Amazonian region of South America. The term “Chanca Piedra” means “to break stone,” which reflects its traditional use in treating kidney stones and gallstones. This herb has also been studied in clinical trials for supporting liver health and combating certain viruses that affect the liver.
As Canadians, we may not be able to avoid the transition seasons, but we can certainly prevent and alleviate the symptoms associated with spring allergies, and post-winter sluggishness. Whether you’re aiming to prevent allergy symptoms, boost immunity or energy, or all of the above, AOR’s supplements can support you in your health goals. Here’s to a happy and healthy spring!
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