Super Immune Support with Rapid Immune Response

Super Immune Support

Are you taking care of yourself in this germ season?

Are you armed with the best protection stashed in your cupboard so you can fight the assault at the first onset of symptoms?

In the previous article Fight Those Germs with Immune Support Supplements we reviewed the top notch supplements to have on hand to ingest right away so you can overpower those germs before they over power you.

Now let’s look at a must-have in your cupboard in more detail. If your budget only allows you to stock one or two supplements then I highly recommend this one:


Rapid Immune Response produced by  Gaia Herbs


  1. It’s chock full of a variety of the most highly regarded germ-fighting, immune supporting herbs on the planet. Take a look at these ingredients:

Echinacea Extract Blend 100 mg
Echinacea purpurea root supercritical extract* (Echinacea purpurea), Echinacea root angustifolia supercritical extract * (Echinacea angustifolia) (10 mg of total Alkylamides from combined supercritical extracts)
Proprietary Extract Blend

Elderberry fruit juice concentrate* (Sambucus nigra),

Andrographis leaf extract * (Andrographis paniculata)

Ginger root supercritical extract * (Zingiber officinale)


Let’s look at the benefits of each of these herbs individually:


Comments from The University of Maryland Medical Center:
“Several laboratory and animal studies suggest that echinacea contains active substances that:

  • boost immune function
  • relieve pain
  • reduce inflammation has hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects

Whether or not echinacea helps prevent or treat the common cold remains controversial…

 A review of 14 clinical trials found that echinacea reduced the odds of developing a cold by 58% and the duration of a cold by 1 to 4 days. However, some experts dispute these findings claiming there were several weaknesses in the analyses. Echinacea preparations tested in clinical trials differ greatly. It is important to choose a high-quality echinacea supplement, and to use echinacea as early as possible in the course of a cold, with multiple doses per day for the first few days. Talk to your health care provider for recommendations.”

People with tuberculosis, leukemia, diabetes, connective tissue disorders, multiple sclerosis, HIV or AIDS, any autoimmune diseases, or, possibly, liver disorders should not take echinacea. There is some concern that echinacea may reduce the effectiveness of medications that suppress the immune system. For this reason, people receiving organ transplants who must take immunosuppressant medications should avoid this herb.

Possible Interactions
If you are taking any prescription medications, including medications used during surgery, such as anesthesia medications, you should talk to your doctor before taking echinacea. Some of the well-known interactions include the following:

  • Econazole. Echinacea may be useful in combination with econazole, an antifungal agent used to treat yeast infections (such as athlete’s foot). When echinacea is used together with econazole, recurrence rates of these infections may be reduced.
  • Immunosuppressants. Immunosuppressants refers to a group of medications that are used for two main purposes, treating cancer and suppressing the immune system following organ transplant so that the new organ is not rejected. Because echinacea can enhance immune function, people should not use the herb with immunosuppressive medications, especially when taken for organ transplant.
  • Caffeine. Echinacea may increase the amount of time it takes for the body to break down caffeine, and therefore, increase the amount of time caffeine stays in the body”

Find Supporting Research  here:

Be sure to read about the Precautions and Possible Interactions of Echinacea on the web site above before you decide to take it.


Medicinal Uses and Indications

Colds and Flu

  • Elderberry may help treat cold and flu symptoms by:
  • reducing congestion
  • possibly making you sweat more.

“One study suggested that using a standardized elderberry extract, Sambucol, could shorten the duration of flu by about 3 days. ”

Find Supporting Research and precautions here:

Andrographis leaf extract

Several double-blind clinical trials have found that andrographis can help reduce symptom severity in people with common colds. The preparation led to side effects, including headache, fatigue, a bitter/metallic taste in the mouth, and elevated liver enzymes (which returned to normal after the medication was stopped
Find Supporting Research here:

Ginger Root

Respiratory Infections: Ayurvedic medicine has praised ginger’s ability to boost the immune system before recorded history. It believes that because ginger is so effective at warming the body, it can help break down the accumulation of toxins in your organs. It’s also known to cleanse the lymphatic system, our body’s sewage system.

Dr. Oz says, “By opening up these lymphatic channels and keeping things clean, ginger prevents the accumulation of the toxins that make you susceptible to infections, especially in the respiratory system.” 

From Dr. Axe’s web site:
“The Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials published a study in 2011 that tested just how effective ginger is in enhancing immune function. Comparing the ability of ginger to kill Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes with conventional antibiotics, Nigerian researchers discovered that the natural solution won every time!”

So, combine those 4 powerful herbs to give those germs a knockout punch.

Have you stocked this super immune support powerhouse in your home ready to go at the first sign of assault?

  1. The second reason to stock Gaia Herbs Rapid Immune Response Supplement:

Gaia Herbs grows, prepares and produces their herbal products meticulously, carefully and diligently. The herbs grow in organic, carefully tended soil from organic plants and seeds on their 250 acre North Carolina Farm. They harvest the herbs when their peak bioactivity level has been reached according to on-site analytical testing. The herbs go straight to their “on-site state-of-the-art laboratory and processing facility”  to produce herbal products of the highest potency.”

Gaia Herbs is committed to integrity and excellent science in producing herbs of the highest quality and purity by strict organic  standards.

I’m very favorably impressed with this company.

So, don’t wait until a germ is already laying you low. Stock your Rapid Immune Response now.

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Dr. JoDr. Jo delights in sharing the message of health. She believes disease is optional if you know how to take care of yourself. And she’s a great coach to help you reverse or prevent disease.

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