Dealing With Seasonal Change

beta glucanYou may not have spent the summer lounging around in the sun, drinking pina colada’s and listening to the sea as the sun sets a deep red over the ocean, but the sudden darkness and chill that October brings with it can come as a bit of a shock to anyone.

Not only this, but a lot of people actually blame this sudden change in weather on their health complaints.

More often than not, people will complain that they are feeling run down and not themselves this time of year, but is their any truth to it being because of the weather change, or is it something else?

Well, although cold temperature in itself cannot make you sick, the change in weather can put extra strain on your body.

If you spent the summer eating fruit and exercising, then you are probably less at risk when the weather changes of succumbing to this extra strain.

However, if you spent it lounging by the pool, drinking alcohol and eating junk food, then you may.

The main reason for this difference? Your immune system.

When your body undergoes a lot of stress, the immune system gets weakened.

This does not only have to be mental stress either, it can also mean environmental.

So, when the weather changes and the environmental stress reaches it’s pinnacle, your bodies natural defence gets weakened.

When your immune system is in it’s weakened state, probably helped along by lifestyle choices and other factors, it is more susceptible to germs and illness.

So, yes the change in weather can actually make you feel run down and ill.

However, not all is lost! If you know that you get sick during seasonal changes make sure that you are doing everything that you can for your body.

Eat healthily, drink lots of fluids, exercise and if that’s not enough, try out our Beta Glucan 500.

Hopefully then Autumn will bring you changing colours and surroundings instead of a nasty cold!

Pre Holiday Health Boosts

holidayMany of us will fly to a far-flung destination this summer. However, when we are getting into ‘holiday mode’ and forgetting the 9-5 routine, health considerations seem to just fly away.

Now, we have already covered how to stop yourself from getting sick whilst you are on holiday, but did you know that there are also things that you can do before you go away to ensure that you have a fantastic trip?

These things are simple changes that you can make pre-holiday to make sure that your health is not affected whilst away, either through late nights and unhealthy food that lowers the power of your immune system, or the flights and the micro-bacteria that may be present on food tables and arm rests.

Eat Healthily

If you know that you will be ditching the usual 5 portions of fruit and vegetables whilst away, for chips and burgers then make sure that you eat healthily beforehand. This does not include a pre-holiday diet. To help achieve a stronger immune system before you fly, you need to eat a balanced diet. Cutting out major food groups before you fly may help you ditch a couple of pounds, but it will do nothing to strengthen your immunity.

Get Enough Sleep

Whilst away, time ceases to become an issue. Usually this is a good thing. It helps us to re-navigate our natural body clocks and whilst we are relaxed and chilled in the day, our nights become longer too. However, lack of sleep can lower your immunity, and going on holiday exhausted will only exasperate the problem. Not only that, but it will take you longer to un-wind and enjoy your holiday.

Try Taking Our Beta Glucan 500

 Beta Glucan 500 activates your immune system, helping it to work at its optimal level. Due to this, your body is more ready to fight off infections before you even know that you have them.

What tips do you have for pre-holiday preparations?

Don’t Miss Out!

beta glucanWe have some exciting news to share!

The Nature and Life team will be at Sogim Pharmacy in East Dulwich (115 Lordship Lane, SE22 8HU) on Saturday the 14th of June to meet all of you lovely readers that are interested in Beta Glucan 500 and boosting your immune system!

At the event we will be talking about immunity and how the product works, and will be answering any questions that you may have regarding your current health situation and if it would be a good fit for you!

What is more, the event is completely free. All you have to do is turn up and ask away.

Saturday the 14th is the perfect opportunity to ask us more about our fantastic Beta Glucan 500 two-week challenge, a challenge that is set to make you feel healthier and more energetic without having to rely on chemical filled energy drinks or caffeine.

When taking for a longer period, it is also a much healthier and longer-term solution for fatigue and general wellbeing.

Our Beta Glucan is able to be a longer-term health solution because it is a completely natural Beta Glucan extract, and with a 97% purity of extraction rate, it is the purest Beta Glucan on the market.

We know that this is the purest Beta Glucan on the market today as the method that we use for extraction has been patented and passed down through generations, and nobody has, as of yet, come up with an alternate method for extracting the Beta Glucan as cleanly as we have.

The 14th of June will be a really special day for us as it’s marking our first official product launch in a UK outlet, and as such it would be really great if you could join us there too!

The event will be held between 1 pm and 3pm, so please make sure that you pop in and help us to celebrate!

What Makes Superfoods Super?

superfoodsWe always hear the phrase “superfood”. It’s thrown around everywhere, to such an extent that we don’t really think much past the word.

By saying that a product is rich in superfoods it means that we end up buying into foods that we wouldn’t otherwise, foods that might even have high sugar or calorie counts, yet we don’t notice because we intrinsically see it as healthy.

Although we use it here at Nature & Life weekly for our Superfood of the week feature we always promote natural produce (food that has been grown or harvested from nature), as we know that as a phrase it has a lot of impact.

As such, we want you, our readers, to understand exactly what a super food is and why they are important.

Superfoods at their very basic level are food’s that without any additional ingredients contain a high level of the nutrients that our bodies need to function at their optimal level.

Notably this includes foods that contain a lot of different nutrients as well as foods that contain one nutrient that has a specific benefit to the body.

For example, our Beta Glucan is extracted from mushroom because of the mushroom has high immunity boosting properties and has been clinically proven to do so at a high level if the extract is pure without side effects.

Thus, under this definition, the mushroom is a superfood because of its immunity boosting properties.

Whilst it is important to know that these foods have different benefits in them, it’s also necessary to realise that you can’t get all of your nutrients from one particular food.

The best diets are those that are varied with lots of different fruit, vegetables and seeds.

The phrase superfood is not a term used by scientists, although it has become synonymous with healthy.

As such, I would argue that it has caused lots of people to think about what they are eating more.

Although many people stop at the word without looking into the issues regarding pesticides or processes which go into that food before we buy it, it does provide some much needed guidelines, particularly in the fast paced grab and go culture we are living in.

Hay Fever Season

Hay fever is an allergic reaction, normally caused by pollen from grass, plants, and flowers.hay fever

When these are inhaled through the nose and mouth the body reacts to the pollen as if it were a harmful substance trying to enter it.

As the body thinks that the pollen is a harmful infection, it overreacts and therefore produces lots and lots of antibodies to destroy the infection or danger.

As pollen is constantly surrounding us, it leads to a prolonged reaction, causing a tightening of muscles, sneezing and itching in localised areas.

For the past couple of weeks people have been experiencing these symptoms and stocking up on their antihistamines due to the early growth of springtime plants and flowers in the UK.

The public’s seasonal health struggle with hay fever has already kicked in, and yet there is still a long way to go until the end of summer.

Not only is hay fever annoying for all those who are affected by the various types of pollen, but it can also be debilitating, causing sneezing, itchy, runny eyes and even headaches.

These symptoms can often disrupt every day activities and often leave the sufferer feeling lethargic and run down.

However, Beta Glucan may provide a longer-term solution than daily antihistamines

Beta Glucan is a completely natural remedy, consisting of 93-97% with the rest being chitin (a polysaccharide that helps with the absorption). This means that it won’t cause any adverse reactions.

Beta Glucan works by boosting and regulating your immune system so that when the allergen, in this case, the pollen enters the body, the body does not overreact as much as it would do otherwise.

By taking one Beta Glucan tablet a day you are therefore building up this immunity and in turn building up your immune system.

This therefore has a positive effect on how it is regulated, causing your allergies to reduce and your summers to be stress free – just the way that we like them!


What Makes Nature and Life’s Beta Glucan unique?micronization

Nature and Life’s Beta Glucan is the purest on the market, helping to protect from various infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), improving healing and preventing the after-effects of both physical and mental stress.

The main reason that our Beta Glucan is so pure is due to the process of Micronization. Nature and Life has patented this process of using micronization when producing our Beta Glucan, therefore you will not find the same level of bioactivity and purity anywhere else.

 What is Micronization?

 Micronization is the process of grinding a substance down to the size of the particles in microns.

This process is important as is allows a significantly higher level of efficiency and potency to a substance as the smaller the particles are, the less surface area they have and the quicker they are able to work.

 Why do we use Micronization in our Beta Glucan?

 We use Micronization to produce our Beta Glucan because we want your immune system to work at the highest possible level. For us to be able to do this, we need the Beta Glucan we use to be of the best possible quality, and to be active in boosting your immune system.

We have found that by grounding down the original Beta Glucan substance into smaller particles, it allows the Beta Glucan to be transported through the villus of the small intestine to the lymph, and further into the immune cells present in the blood without it having to be digested.

This is due to the Beta Glucan being so small that it is thus able to pass through different cell walls, directly activating the immune system. As it does not need to be digested first, the Beta Glucan remains completely intact when it reaches the immunity cells in the blood, causing a higher optimisation of the immune system.

Nature and Life’s Beta Glucan

Nature and Life’s Beta Glucan has a 93-97% purity rate.beta glucan

This is the purist Beta Glucan on the market, and with the missing 3-7% being made up of chitin (a polysaccharide that helps the Beta Glucan to be absorbed) it is the best choice for people with allergies or a weakened immune system.

Not only this, but because Nature and Life’s Beta Glucan is so pure, it regulates the immune system and makes it work at a higher level than any other type. This is because it has more of the natural Beta Glucan content inside each tablet.

When extracting the Beta Glucan from yeast, manufacturers achieve a maximum 60% of Beta Glucan extract. The remaining 40% of the tablet contains unknown impurities that may cause allergies or have side effects. Furthermore, when using oat or barley extracts of Beta Glucan, the rate of the clean Beta Glucan substance is even less.

So, how did Nature and Life get the Beta Glucan so pure? Well, it is all to do with the isolation of the Beta Gimmune systemlucan polysaccharide that can be found in ingredients such as barley, mushrooms, and bakers yeast. Via micronization we have increased the bioactivity of the Beta Glucan that we isolate, assuring optimal transfer through the villus of the small intestine to the lymph, and further into the immune cells present in the blood. This process has been patented and therefore remains unique to Nature and Life, so nowhere else will you find Beta Glucan as pure as it is here!

By activating the immune system so that it functions at it’s optimal level the Beta Glucan we provide helps protect from various infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic) and improves healing. It has also been known to prevent the after-effects of physical and mental stress.

The purer the Beta Glucan substance, the more it can combat these illnesses and social stresses, and the healthier we can be, particularly when it doesn’t cause any side-effects or adverse reactions, even with those prone to allergies.