The Coronavirus is on all of our minds as the dynamics of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve and become increasingly complex.   Alive, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus would like to ensure that you have some of the best information with regards to proper protocols.

For the most recent information from our health authorities we suggest:  Vancouver Coastal Health,  BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC),  Public Health Canada, and the  World Health Organization. If you have health concerns, please call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1.

We also have questions coming in with regards to what supplements would be best to take at this time. Again, proper hygiene and handwashing are number one to help reduce the spread of any flu or virus, but below are supplements we recommend you have handy to keep your immune system as strong as possible. This is a preventative approach.   Do not wait until you feel sick to go out and buy these supplements. Instead, think ahead and keep the products handy in your home so you can ward off colds, flus and viruses. Visit a store near you or #shopwithshannon online at  

Effective immune boosters and preventive health products:

  1. Medi-C Plus by Preferred Nutrition – The combination of high potency Vitamin C (2,000mg) and Lysine (1600mg) helps to boost the immune system. L-Lysine is an amino acid shown to prevent a virus from gaining full strength – it is most known for being successful with the cold sore virus and shingles. However, it is excellent for all viruses. We also have Alive Vitamins L-Lysine capsules by itself if you already have Vitamin C. Medi-C Plus comes in powder; it tastes refreshing and it mixes nicely in water.
  2. A.Vogel Echinaforce ® Cold & Flu Tablets – This is an essential in my home. I have the adult formula as well as the Junior (Kids Formula). This product is endorsed and recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization). See below for more information:

  3. Ionic Silver – The Canadian leader of silver supplements and with the fastest microbial kill rate. Essential Silver™  instantly killed 99% of eight commonly found bacterial and yeast pathogens  upon contact  in independent laboratory testing.   Hence, it is the most effective and powerful brand of silver supplements in  Canada. Essential Silver™ is the recipient of the most number of licenses issued by Health Canada for silver supplements. Jardine Naturals Essential Silver™ is a vitally potent, safe, medicinal, bioactive ionic silver with multiple uses.  More powerful than anti-biotic, kills 650 pathogens, whereas anti-biotic only kills 6-7.
  4. Oregano Oil – Comes in liquid as well as soft gels. It is excellent for  fighting colds, flu and numerous other infections.  Joy of the Mountains is voted #1 by Canadian families year after year because it works.
  5. Boiron Oscillococcinum – Homeopathic (no contra-indication with any medication) – flu and cold fighter, reduce fever, chills. Helps if you have a fever while traveling to reduce high body fever and temperature!  Boiron is a French pharmaceutical company, a world leader in manufacturing Homeopathic medicines. Their medicines are made in accordance with pharmaceutical standards and follow the same tradition of excellence that has been the Boiron hallmark for the past eight decades.
  6. Alive Vitamins Brazilian Bee Propolis – Comes in liquid and capsules – great to reduce coughing, colds, and build the immune system. Bring a bottle while traveling to make sure you don’t cough. For immediate relief take with A.Vogel Echinaforce Sore Throat Spray! This is my favourite product, it works with Bee Propolis so well!
  7. Manuka Honey – Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand. It’s produced by bees who pollinate the flower  Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known as the manuka bush. Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are what set it apart from traditional honey. Methylglyoxal is its active ingredient and likely responsible for these antibacterial effects. Additionally, manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. In fact, it has traditionally been used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, preventing tooth decay and improving digestive issues.
    Also comes in lozenges – take whenever you want to cough or have throat irritations – individually wrapped and will temporarily stop the coughing.

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Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health!  Get excited  and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor/health care professional to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with whatever your health concerns are.

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