Everywhere you go, you’re likely being urged to get your flu shot. During this time of year, everybody is worried about catching the flu, especially heading into the holidays. Influenza activity generally begins to increase in October, with December, January, February, and March being peak months. And of them, there is typically the most activity in February.
A recent study on the effects of humic acid on the flu showed that it improved flu-related symptoms, cytokine response, immune systems modulator T-cells CD4+ and CD8+ and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) scores after two weeks. Those treated with humic acid experienced an average of 107% improvement of their symptoms after two weeks. Per Dr. Richard Laub, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer at Laub BioChem, “The clinical trial results strongly suggest humic acid provides preventative as well as treatment measures to combat viral flu infection.” But how does it work? Per Tao Of Youth, “When humic acid finds a virus it coats it with a substance that not only prevents the virus from attaching to a healthy cell, but also sends a signal to the immune system alerting it of the invader. This kicks the immune system into action against the virus that has been laid vulnerable by this coating.” Humic acid has been shown to be effective with a wide range of viruses, even hepatitis and HIV.
Healthline suggests that the flu vaccine can reduce your chances of getting the flu by as much as 60%. But common side effects include: soreness, redness, warmth, swelling, headache, other pains, dizziness, fainting, and even fever. But there can be serious side effects as well, including high fever, severe allergic reactions, and even the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Still want to get the flu shot? Adding humic acid to your diet might be the healthier, better way of preventing the spread of the influenza virus.