We all know that vitamin C is the poster child for boosting your immune system. But there’s something else you should actually be grabbing when you feel that pesky cold coming on: probiotics.

Why? Because your immune system starts in your gut. Yup, your gut health and your immune system are tied together like two peas in a pod against sickness.

“A huge proportion of your immune system is actually in your GI tract,” says Dan Peterson, assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

While bacteria gets a bad rap, the good kind of bacteria is something you need to keep your gut in balance for an overall healthier you. From links between gut health and depression to gut health and an elevated immune system, there’s a lot more to gut health than an upset stomach or indigestion problems. Stay ahead of the game and keep your good bacteria happy and thriving so you’re on top of it when it comes to warding off that holiday-ruining virus or cold before it starts.

That’s where Flora’s probiotics have your back. Their multi-strain blends are made using human-adapted strains, and provide both age and condition support to keep your immune system as strong as it can be during cold season.

But it’s not just colds and flus you have to look out for this season. There’s also the inevitable holiday indulgences. From Halloween candy to Thanksgiving feasting that rolls into December’s holiday get-togethers, it’s difficult to not go a bit harder than normal this time of the year. Here’s where a gentle daily detox like Flora’s Flor-Essence can help you through the holidays.

Originally inspired by a traditional Ojibwa formula, Flor-Essence is made with eight different herbs, such as detoxifying burdock root, sheep sorrel, and slippery elm bark to create a gentle cleanse that supports your body’s natural processes and helps it remove toxins more efficiently. Just what you need after you’ve given red wine a little more love than usual.

Don’t let fall and winter get the best of you this year. Keep your immune system happy and your body detoxified, all with the help of Flora.

Find Flora products in the wellness department of your local Earth Fare!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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