Nature’s Way Flu Fighting

This time of year, the weather is frightfully cold but still enjoyable for outdoor sports and frosty walks. If we’re not prepared or bundled up properly, soon we’ll be experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms. Having our homes well stocked with flu preventing and fighting products is essential. I rely on Nature’s Way to make my winters healthy and sniffle-free.

As a vegan, I will only use products that are natural, organic, and plant-based, which is why I totally resonate with Nature’s Way. I personally don’t want to take any products that have been formulated in a lab from chemicals. Mother Nature knows best and Nature’s Way chooses to live in harmony with her.

Nature’s Way is recognized as a global leader in creating quality dietary supplements and plant-based medicines. With the market flooded with products to treat cold, cough and flu symptoms, Nature’s Way is committed to improving the health and wellness of cold and flu sufferers across Canada through the healing power of Nature. They are also continually creating new up-to-date products that offer the best results for our overall wellness. One of their new products that just hit the shelves is Sambucus Gummies.

Sambucus Gummies

Sambucus Gummies are made from black elderberry extract. I’ve heard of black elderberry extract but had no idea they huge impact it can have on our health. It’s been clinically proven to lowers cholesterol, improves vision, helps reduce respiratory symptoms while providing antioxidants to support our immune system, and fights bacterial and viral infections. As a mom and health-conscious person, these attributes are important factors in determining whether I use a product or not.

Getting kids to take vitamins and supplements can be a challenge because of texture and taste, but the Sambucus Gummies are very flavorful and chewy. They are sweetened with evaporated cane juice and organic tapioca syrup, so they appealed to my whole family. I have a few diabetic family members and I was happy to see Nature’s Way also carries a sugar-free option. I also like that I can swing by my local health food store and pick some up. They are recommended for ages 4 and up. 60 Gummies retail for 21.99.

Another cold and flu-fighting product that Nature’s Way offers is Umcka ColdCare.

 Umcka Cold Care Lemon Hot Drink Umcka Cherry TabletsUmcka Drops





*Pelargonium sedoides extract, Umcka’s main ingredient, is from a South African geranium plant, and has long been popular in Europe and Africa as a cold and flu remedy.
*Umcka has been proven to be more effective than echinacea, zinc, or even vitamin C for treating upper respiratory infections.
*Umcka products work with the body’s immune system to help support the natural defenses fighting cold and flu symptoms.
*Now available at local health food retailers such as Healthy Planet, Nature’s Source, Whole Foods, and Nature’s Fare. SRP $25.95 (30mL liquid drops).

I got a box of the Umcka ColdCare Soothing Hot Drink to try out. I have never heard of Pelargonium sedoides extract, so I looked it up. Pelargonium sedoides or Umckaloabo is a plant indigenous from South Africa, and it means ‘heavy cough’ in the Zulu language. It has an anti-biotic effect, stimulates the immune system, and is used to treat a cough, upper respiratory infections, and gastrointestinal illnesses. It has been clinically studied and is found to shorten the duration and reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms. In fact, this herbal extract remains the best-studied natural remedy for upper respiratory infections, having been tested on more than 10,000 patients, with a stronger evidence base of efficacy than Echinacea, zinc, or even vitamin C. Broadly recognized and used  by consumers in the natural health space in Europe and Africa—pelargonium sidoides is relatively new to the Canadian market.

Nature’s Way Umcka ColdCare drink has a delicious lemon flavor that makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. My mom was out shoveling snow and catch a bit of a chill. She started feeling a little under the weather so I gave her a cup of the Umcka ColdCare drink just before she retired. She really enjoyed the lemony flavor, slept very well and awoke feeling like new.

Nature’s Way products are loaded with proven natural flu-fighting ingredients that reassure us that they are safe and effective for our families. They simply are a must have for our medicine cabinets. The holiday season is upon us, and the last thing we want is to be bedridden with the flu. But, it’s inevitable that some family members will feel under the weather and having these two products on hand, will make the symptoms bearable. This year we can have a festive season and ward off any cold and flu symptoms with Nature’s Way products. Happy Holidays!

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.