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Cold coming on? Try astragalus

Once a cold, a cough, or the flu grabs ahold of you, there’s not much you can do about it. OTC meds may mask symptoms for a few hours, but they won’t do anything to stop the virus. That’s your immune system’s job. A Chinese root called astragalus, available here, can give your system a little boost. It’s loaded with compounds that work synergistically to buck viruses and stimulate your T-cells to put up a better fight. Take astragalus as soon as you notice symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection or influenza. Or take these supplements daily during cold and flu season to score added protection.

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