Immune Support: Three Experts Share What’s in their Home Dispensary
As practitioners, we all have our preferred products, go-to brands and favorite formulations for any number of concerns. Seasonal immune support is certainly one of them and, with the arrival of Fall, we thought it was the perfect time to pull back the curtain and take a peek into what our Medical Education team stocks in their own home dispensaries.
Read on to discover new favorites and new ways to support immunity this Fall and Winter. All products are available on Wellevate for favoriting and recommending to patients and on Emerson Ecologics for in-office inventory.
Botanicals, teas & sprays
Lisa Murray RDN, LD is Emerson Ecologic’s Medical Education Manager and has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1995. She received her degree in Nutrition Science from the University of New Hampshire, and after completing her Internship in Dietetics developed a successful career in the field of Nutrition Management. However, her true passion has always been teaching others how to integrate botanicals and nutrition supplements into a healthy diet and lifestyle for optimum health and wellness.
Lisa’s seasonal recommendations
“My new favorite to keep on hand is Allimax which recently has been working really great for a lot of people I know. I also keep Source Naturals Wellness Formula Tablets on hand which I’ve used successfully now for over 20 years. It’s a classic, and I love that it has all the vitamin C I need in addition to the botanicals. I also like Echinacea Goldenseal Pro capsules by Gaia Herbs. Gaia also has Black Elderberry Extract capsules, which I keep in the cupboard for extra support when needed.”*
Allimax 180 mg 90 vegcaps
Allimax International Limited
Search Product: A00260
Wellness Formula® 90 tabs
Search Product: SN0022
Echinacea Goldenseal Pro 60 lvcaps
Gaia Herbs (Professional Solutions)
Search Product: ECH75
“On a daily basis, I support my immune system with olive leaf extract, mushroom formulas, and beta-glucan (Wellmune) supplements, in addition to adaptogen formulas which include ginseng, eleuthero and a little bit of licorice root. If there is air travel involved, I make sure to take Wellness Formula and bring along Maitake D-Fraction EZ Spray from Mushroom Wisdom. Host Defense also makes an option called Host Defense Mycoshield Spray. It’s a yummy peppermint flavored mushroom extract (which also doubles as a peppermint breath spray).”*
Maitake D Fraction® Pro 4X 60 ml
Mushroom Wisdom, Inc.
Search Product: GRIF6
MycoShield® Spray Pepp. 1 oz
Search Product: H57712
Olive Leaf Extract 60 vegcaps
Search Product: T63031
“Let’s also not forget the teas! For a scratchy throat, I like Pukka’s Elderberry & Echinacea Tea and Gaia’s Throat Shield. There are also lots of good ones by Yogi Teas, like Echinacea Immune Support, and Throat Comfort.”*
Elderberry & Echinacea Tea 20 sac
Pukka Herbs Inc.
Search Product: P20064
Sniffle Tea Organic 30 teabags
Search Product: SB1965
Echinacea Immune Support 16 bags
Search Product: Y45010
For families & kids
Jaclyn Chasse, ND is Emerson Ecologics’ VP, Medical Education & Wellevate and works to ensure Emerson Ecologics continues to deliver the highest quality products, education and tools to practitioners and their patients. She believes that integrative medicine provides the most sustainable form of healthcare and was drawn to work with Emerson Ecologics because of its commitment and dedication to supporting practitioners and multiple ways to practice.
Dr. Chasse’s seasonal recommendations
“My ‘go-tos’ for everyday support include Elderberry Syrup by Gaia Herbs. I often take the syrup on its own, but will also mix the syrup into water or seltzer water for a yummy daily boost. I also like the Super Bio Vegetarian by Priority One. When it comes to daily support for my kids, the elderberry syrup is great for them, too, and I add in probiotics, like Klaire Labs’ Ther-Biotic Children’s’ Chewables.”*
Black Elderberry Syrup 5.4 oz
Search Product: C075P4
Super Bio Vegetarian 90 tabs
Priority One Vitamins
Search Product: SUP78
Ther-Biotic Children’s Chewable 60 tabs
Search Product: KTCC
Herbals & homeopathics
Meredith Murray, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and is the newest member on Emerson’s Medical Education team. She values being a part of a team and company where she can utilize her knowledge and experience in naturopathic medicine, along with her passion for high quality, well-researched natural supplements. Dr. Murray received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and completed a residency at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Murray’s seasonal recommendations
“I like Wellness Herbal Resistance by Source Naturals. I use this personally when I need it and it really helps. I’ve also had good success with V Clear EPs 7630 by Integrative Therapeutics.
“Knock on wood I’ve never actually had to use Oscillococcinum, but it’s a homeopathic I keep on hand and would use at the very first sign of the flu if needed.”*
Wellness Herbal Resistance 2oz
Search Product: SN1044
V Clear EPS 7630® 1 fl oz
Search Product: VCEPSO
Oscillococcinum® 6 doses
Search Product: OSCI3