Immune Tonic—A Boost For Fall

by Rachael Keener September 08, 2015

As the change of seasons approaches and cooler weather begins creeping in, it’s time to shift some of our focus on wellbeing toward caring for our immune systems.

When you take a look at herbal formulas geared toward immunity, almost all of them are designed to support you after your health has taken a dive.

Now, trust me, I’m happy to have these plants and formulas around in the event that I do start feeling under the weather. But my best approach is to avoid getting there in the first place. I build a resilient immune system through the use of gentle but powerful tonic herbs that support healthy immunity. The immune system is like anything else, when it has a strong foundation it can weather a whole lot more and stay in good shape. And this is exactly why we made our Immune Tonic; a formula of robust roots, mushrooms and fruits designed to support and restore a healthy, balanced immune system. 

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Since we are surrounded by a healthcare system that focuses much more on treating illness than building wellness, many of us aren’t as familiar with the concept of immune tonics.

This being the case, I will elaborate a bit more on what distinguishes Immune Tonic from acute formulas. Acute formulas are generally designed to directly help your body fight an existing threat. Again, this is great if a bug has already made itself welcome. At this point, you want it out of your body ASAP so that you can be on the road to recovery. Immune Tonic, of course, is much different.

To use a simple analogy, let’s imagine the body as a house.  Say holes in the walls are allowing unwanted pests to enter. An acute immune formula would be the equivalent of removing the pests from your house once they enter. You could imagine the problem would be likely to repeat itself. A tonic approach would be to patch the wholes or replace the walls with something more resilient to prevent the pests from entering in the first place. Incorporating something like Immune Tonic is a wise investment in your house or, analogy aside, in your health. In fact, when you break it down, it’s kind of a no-brainer.

Urban Moonshine Immune Tonic: for the changing seasons, for the athlete, for the commuter, for the whole family, for the traveller

So when is it best to add Immune Tonic to your daily regiment? For many people, it’s during the times when, naturally, their immune systems are up against a little more. Maybe you are increasing your exposure through travel, returning to school, or just being out and about in a busy world.

Changing seasons generally add stress to the body, so that’s a time when I definitely call on Immune Tonic.

Or when seasonal illness begins making its rounds. It’s also great for those who are looking for support in rebuilding their immunity during recovery.

Health tonics are making a revival right now, and for good reason.

They’ve withstood the test of thousands of years of time, which generally indicates that they are both safe and effective. I believe health care is emerging from a bit of a dark period. In this time, a narrow and hyper focus in caring for illness often came at the expense of remembering how to build and maintain wellness. Thankfully, that trend is beginning to reverse itself. Immune Tonic calls on plants and traditions used for thousands of years to support healthy immunity and keep us well. It is just the formula I want on my side to support and affirm my vitality and good health. 

Rachael Keener
Rachael Keener


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