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Apples & cinnamon – try Endefen

Endefen contributes to the upper GI health and the immune system. Endefen contains arabinogalactan extract which may enhance the body’s response to  pneumonia exposure, according to a new pilot study that supports the immune-boosting properties of the ingredient.

The arabinogalactan extract is from Larch gum. Other ingredients include green tea, cinnamon, plantain, apple fruit powder.

Larch arabinogalactan has been found to improve immunoglobulin levels.

I especially like the flavor – I mix it with warm water and sip it down like tea. It tastes like apples & cinnamon. I mix two tablespoons in about 4 ounces of water. Try it daily for a  few months and let me know what you notice. I suspect you’ll see some GI improvement and it will be interesting to see if you get as many respiratory issues.

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Probiotics

What can friendly probiotics bacteria do for athletes? Probiotics may not improve sport performance directly, but the secondary health benefits of probiotics, which include enhanced recovery from fatigue, improved immune function and the maintenance of a healthy gut, can improve general well being, which could in theory improve performance on the field of play.

The kind of probiotic you take, what you take it with and how much actual activity it contains is critically important. In addition, the health effects are very strain-specific, so while your breakfast yogurt might contain friendly bacteria, whether it gives you any actual benefits is another question. The good news is that new research suggests that the right amount of the right probiotic taken with the right food really can help athletes, especially when it comes to protecting immunity and also in the prevention of overtraining. I recommend Metagenics UltraFlora DF. DF stands for dairy free. Order UltraFlora DF @ www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com

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