Why Flu Strikes In The Winter & What You Can Do To Help Protect Yourself
In Australia, the flu season typically occurs between June and September.
According to a Harvard University blog, here are the most popular theories about why the flu strikes in winter:
- During the winter, people spend more time indoors with the windows sealed, so they are more likely to breathe the same air as someone who has the flu and thus contract the virus.
- Days are shorter during the winter, and lack of sunlight leads to low levels of vitamin D and melatonin, both of which require sunlight for their generation. This compromises our immune systems, which in turn decreases ability to fight the virus.
- The influenza virus may survive better in colder, drier climates, and therefore be able to infect more people.
In 2007 a researcher named Dr Peter Palese conducted a serious of experiments, the results of which suggest that influenza does in fact survive longer at low humidity and low temperatures.
What You Can Do To Help Protect Yourself Against The Flu & Other Viruses
As the temperature and humidity keep dropping, your best bet for warding off a nasty bug is to strengthen your immune system. Humic substances (fulvic and humic acid) can inhibit the growth of many viruses including influenza. In essence humic acid is first a preventative, because it interferes with a virus’ ability to attach to a host cell, penetrate the host cell, and reproduce itself.
Fulvic and humic acids in powder form are more effective and cost effective. The fulvic/humic acid we supply comes from the finest quality leonardite deposits in Hungary. These leonardite deposits are free of any contaminants and pollutants and can be considered as an almost “sterile” raw material for humic acid extraction.
Recommended dosage: 1-2 capsules with a glass of water once or twice a day.