Back to Campus Health

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Back to school has an entirely new meaning this year, whether your kids are heading to high school for part- time classes or flying across the country to attend college. In the midst of this pandemic, its normal to feel stress and even fear, at a time when you would normally be happy that your kids are spreading their wings.

We all have more concerns about our families’ health than we have had in the past, but there are things that you can do as a parent to help ensure that your kids have a healthy foundation to return back to campus.

Our bodies have an innate ability to protect us, through our complex immune system, as long as we support our immune system to do its job. We wish there was a magic pill that could suddenly boost our immunity, but the real solution is consistent good behaviors, and support.

Eating healthy, whole foods, getting plenty of rest, and exercising regularly contributes to supporting our internal systems that keep us healthy. While we can’t claim to have that magic pill that can suddenly boost your immunity, there is a combination of supplements that may help.

It starts with our gastrointestinal health. Over 70% of our immune system is located in our gut. A healthy partnership between our immune system and gut microbiota helps our bodies to prepare for infections or viruses and fight them off. Probiotics are essential to enhancing our gut health that feeds our internal systems. Probiotics provide the foundation for the body’s necessary homeostasis. Research has shown that probiotics can shorten the course of some infections and even help to maintain remission of some digestive ailments.

Gut health is reliant on a balance of good and bad bacteria and probiotics help to maintain that balance better than anything else. Starting with a high-quality probiotic is a solid first step. Prebiotics to ensure the development of these probiotics is a good second step. To ensure the ratio of good to bad bacteria is maintained in the range where we want it, we should be taking antimicrobials such as those contained in chlorophyll.

In addition to improving our microbiota, we can work on fighting microbes. Science and medical research has shown grapefruit seed extract (GSE) to be one of the most unique immune-strengthening supplements available. GSE is an exceptional antimicrobial. It can suppress and even destroy bacteria and fungi before they multiply. It goes to work almost immediately, whether ingested or used in topical applications, helping to disrupt bacterial strains with precision.

These phenomenal immunity-enhancing attributes are largely due to naringenin, one of the primary antioxidants found in GSE. Naringenin, like many other immunity-forward flavonoids, is a powerful phytonutrient that not only reduces inflammation but also increases metabolism.

The purity of the GSE is important, as is the extraction method used. PhytoQuant’s GSE is produced utilizing a proprietary ultrasound process with activated water rather than other solvents, like alcohol, that most other brands use. Our processes ensures that our QuantaEPP grapefruit seed extract maintains the full energy of the grapefruit seeds and ensures a high level of efficacy.

Finally, Omega 3 essential fatty acids have been shown to be an integral part of a healthy functioning immune system. That’s one of the many reasons both you and your teenager would benefit from taking them. As research has shown recently, the right level of Omega3s is key to their efficacy, don’t forget to load up on these.

The immune system is exactly as it sounds, a group of parts that function as a whole to work in unison. The system can malfunction when one component falls behind. Organisms, called macrophages are the highway patrolmen of the immune system and cruise around different organs with the ability to recognize pathogens that don’t belong and immediately get to work removing them.

When macrophages interact with Omega-3 fatty acids, they turn into “super cops”. The cellular alterations that occur as a result cause many extraordinary things. One of the most interesting studies was published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, which found that Omega-3’s increase immune defenses.

The bonus benefit of Omega-3’s is that they can nourish your student’s brain health as well, allowing them to operate at peak performance. Common benefits include a decrease in brain fog, and an increase in mental clarity.

Like anything you put into your body, you should know the source of your Omega-3 supplements, At PhytoQuant, we utilize only wild salmon from the frigid waters off the coast of Patagonia where pollution levels and contaminates are lower than other places in the world. Our QuantaOmega-3 supplements are EU certified to be free of heavy metals. At PhytoQuant, we have full traceability to the source on all our supplements.

For ease of ordering, we have combined all three of these supplements into an easy to purchase “Back to Campus Support” bundle. Buy one for every student in your household. And don’t forget to order one for yourself. Add QuantaPhylle for a night-time cleanse while you sleep. Starting early and being consistent can provide us all just a little more piece of mind.

Omega3 references: Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Immune Cells PDF Federation of American Societies PDF  (Please contact Phytoquant at for copies of these articles)

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