The Swine Flu Pandemic – What You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against the Swine Flu

Can you prevent Swine Flu with Xtend-Life Viral-Protec?

Swine Flu Headline PhotoWith the media jumping onto the swine flu bandwagon, now seems to be a good time to talk about Xtend-Life’s Viral Protec.

First, let me say that if you’re sick at all, don’t waste time trying over the counter remedies, natural supplements or alternative treatments – go see your doctor at once.

Particularly if you suspect you might have contracted the H1N1 virus (“swine flu”).

That being said, now it’s time for a little common sense.

Pandemic Preparedness Facts

Here are 5 things you should know about H1N1 “swine flu”:

  • You can’t get it from eating pork
  • Wearing a mask can create false illusions of security
  • Washing your hands is the most vital step you can take to cut down on the risk of catching it
  • Tamiflu and Relenza are the only “anti flu” medicines that are currently proving effective
  • You need to see your doctor before you start taking these (if you can find them!)

In any pandemic virus outbreak, it’s always the weak, the elderly and children who are most susceptible. In other words, if you have a healthy immune system, you are less likely to catch it, and more likely to catch only a mild case if you do.

In the 1918 influenza pandemic known as the “Spanish Flu”, it’s true that thousands died – but a large majority of these were the weak, elderly and very young.

And it didn’t originate in Spain – just as swine flu is actually not strictly speaking caused by swine. Though I did hear on the news of one person who actually gave a herd of pigs this virus, in the U.S. (The pigs are being quarantined.)

Your best bet when faced with pandemics is to keep yourself in optimum health, and make sure you’re immune system is as strong as you can make it.

And avoid crowds.

What To Do If You Can’t Avoid Crowds

Hand Sanitizer and Mask PhotoIf you use a mask, make sure it’s up to the job, and well fitted. Otherwise it actually might do more harm than good – a poorly fitted mask can provide a moist environment for germs to find their way inside the edges. (In other words, hardware store drywall masks seriously don’t cut it!)

Wash your hands often. Eat and drink plenty of anti-oxidant rich foods such as blueberries, bilberry juice, fresh oranges. Don’t let yourself get run down and stressed, if you can help it. And there’s one more thing you can do.

Now, I’m absolutely not claming this is a cure for H1N1, or that it can “prevent” it – but it’s certainly a timely subject to think about, with the world on high alert.

But for myself, I plan to order some Viral Protec from Xtend-Life. If you are already taking a good supplement and a quality fish oil (such as Total Balance and Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil), adding Xtend Life Viral Protec may provide a timely and powerful boost to your immune system.

For one thing, it’s loaded with high quality ingredients targeted specifically for immune health. And with Xtend-Life’s strict research and controls, you can at least be sure that all of these pure ingredients work synergistically and correctly with each other.

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The Curcumin Piperine Connection

A case in point: One of Viral Protec’s ingredients is curcumin. No, this is not some exotic new substance – you may even have it in your spice rack, labeled with the word “turmeric”.

Long touted as an aid in solving insomnia problems, curcumin is also now under study for use against Alzheimer’s and cystic fibrosis – as well as currently being used with reported success by many cancer patients.

The problem, according to a 2002 study done by the University of Leicester, England, is its poor bioavailability which is due to its being digested in the intestinal tract. This is the sort of problem that is right up Xtend-Life’s alley, with their attention to synergy and optimal organ delivery systems.

In the case of Viral Protec, they solve this by adding piperine, a natural alkaloid derived from black pepper. Piperine has been proven to help block CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein enzymes, increasing delivery of the curcumin to your system by as much as 2000%.

This is just one example of the care that Xtend-Life puts into making sure ingredients work correctly together.

Other ingredients contained in Xtend Life Viral Protec provide a virtual apothecary of immune strengthening care. Along with vitamins, essential minerals and antioxidants, you’ll also find natural plant-derived enzymes for easy digestion.

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And I agree with Xtend-Life – I couldn’t put it any better than their own words:

“The best protection against cold and flu is prevention rather than cure.”

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