7 Must-Have Herbs For Back-To-School Immune Support

Published on August 17, 2023

By Kristen Boye BS, Natural Health

Kristen Boye

Kristen Boye is a natural health expert, writer, copywriter, and editor. Kristen was raised on an organic farm in British Columbia which inspired her life’s work. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Health, is a Certified Natural Foods Chef, co-owner of a medicinal herb farm, and is a natural foods and children’s health advocate. Kristen lives with her husband and two children on their medicinal herb farm in Western North Carolina.
7 Must-Have Herbs For Back-To-School Immune Support
7 Must-Have Herbs For Back-To-School Immune Support

It’s August, which means most of the country has back-to-school on the brain!

For health-conscious families and individuals, this doesn’t mean just thinking about school supplies, schedules, and grades. 

Many are also concerned about how best to support immune function.

In addition to lifestyle factors such as eating a nutrient-dense diet, regular hand washing, getting enough sleep, moving our bodies, and reducing stress, certain herbs may help promote normal immune function.

To show our support for hardworking students, educators, administrative staff, and families, Gaia Herbs is offering a free full-size jar of Black Elderberry Extra Strength Gummies with any supplement purchase to show our support for hardworking students, educators, administrative staff, and families.

So, which supplements are best to support immune function when going back to school? Let’s explore that now.

1. Black Elderberry Extra Strength Gummies For Tasty Immune Support

Let’s start with the good stuff, the free product with purchase!

Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Extra Strength Gummies are one of our best-sellers for good reason.

  • Black Elderberry has long been used in traditional herbalism to support normal immune function.
  • Research suggests Black Elderberry may support various aspects of immune function.
  • Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Gummies are Certified Organic and vegan, contain no artificial sugar, colors, flavors, or gelatin, and are sweetened with natural fruit juice
  • Our Elderberries are hand-harvested by a small co-op of organic farmers, ensuring the highest-quality material
  • They have a great taste

Each delicious gummy serving equals the equivalent of 12.3 g of fresh Elderberries, making this an excellent value.

Use this link to shop, and the free bottle of Extra Strength Elderberry Gummies will be automatically added to your cart. 

Offer good through August 31, 2023.

Note: The promotional item is Gaia Herbs Extra Strength Elderberry Gummies, which is intended for adults (making it a great back-to-school gift for teachers, administrators, college students, and parents). 

If you’re looking for a children’s gummy, consider purchasing Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Kid’s Daily Gummies (sorry, we cannot substitute The Kid’s Gummies for Extra Strength in the promo). 

2. Turkey Tail Mushroom For Immune and Liver Support

Wild and traditional mushrooms have garnered quite a reputation for supporting well-being.

Turkey Tail, for example, has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas for centuries and is well-studied for its immune and liver support benefits.*

Gaia Herbs Turkey Tail Mushroom formula:

  • Support for healthy liver function and offers cleansing support
  • Contains 400 mg of organic Turkey Tail and 150 mg of its prized beta glucans
  • Is 100% mushroom extract—no fillers, starch, grains, or mycelium
  • Comes in an organic vegan capsule and is free from corn, dairy, gluten, peanuts, shellfish, soy, sugar, tree nuts, and yeast 

    3. Oil of Oregano For Short-Term Immune Support

    Oregano has been used since ancient times to maintain the body’s natural defenses.

    Oil of Oregano provides antioxidant support and promotes a healthy immune system and gut function so you can stay feeling your best.—but this is no ordinary Oil of Oregano.

    If you’ve used essential oils, you may have heard about how extraction methods can affect the quality and potency of the final product.

    At Gaia Herbs, we use only CO2 and pressure to extract our Oregano. 

    This supercritical extraction is an environmentally friendly method that uses zero harsh solvents, like ethyl acetate, hexane, or methanol, often used by other manufacturers.

    This yields an ultra-clean oil, free of chemical residue, and makes it more full spectrum than oregano essential oil as it contains the essential oil plus other fat-soluble components, waxes, and resins.

    We’ve always been committed to using the whole plant as much as possible in our herbal extracts. 

    In the case of Oil of Oregano, we seek to extract and preserve as many potentially beneficial plant compounds as possible.

    We think you’ll notice and appreciate the difference for short-term wellness support when you need it most. 

    When faced with immune challenges, use Oil of Oregano Pills for 2-4 weeks to give your body an herbal helping hand.

    4. Mighty Lungs® For Respiratory Support

    This traditional herbal formula is designed to offer lung, and respiratory support.

    Mighty Lungs contains Olive Leaf, Holy Basil (Tulsi), Organic Mullein, Organic Plantain, Organic Marshmallow, Schisandra, Grindelia, Red Root, Organic Hawthorne Berry, and Organic Elecampane to keep you breathing easy.

    These adaptogenic and respiratory supportive herbs promote healthy lungs and respiratory function and help you adapt to life’s various stressors.

    5. Astragalus Supreme

    Astragalus Supreme is a traditional herbal formula used to support immune health and help sustain overall well-being.

    The main herb, Astragalus, is an adaptogen traditionally used to protect the body against mental and physical challenges.

    This adaptogenic formula is complemented by Schisandra Berry (also known as “five flavor fruit”) and Ligustrum, making it ideal for when you feel overwhelmed or out of balance and need extra immune support.

    6. Quick Defense®

    Turn to fast-acting (and best-selling) Quick Defense at the first sign of an immune challenge to stay feeling your best.

    This fast-acting formula is designed to support immune response at the onset with:

    Together, these herbs create an essential formula delivered in convenient capsules that can be taken whenever immune support is needed.

    7. Mushroom Immune Blend

    Looking for overall health and immune support year-round? Turn to this mushroom blend.

    This multi-mushroom formula can be taken as needed to support the body’s immune defenses and overall well-being.

    Mushroom Immune Blend combines some of the world’s most celebrated, time-honored, and researched immune-supportive mushrooms in one convenient capsule, including:

    All of which are organic and sustainable sourced mushroom extracts with no fillers, starch, grains, or mycelium.

    One reason this formula is so popular is due to its value.

    You only need one 5x-strength capsule daily to get the equivalent of 2,500 mg of dried mushrooms in each serving!

    Create Your Back-To-School Immune Routine Today

    There you have it. Seven of the best supplements for back-to-school immune support—from Black Elderberries and Mushrooms to Chinese Herbs and everything in between.

    Unsure of the right formula or combination of products for you?

    Remember, no matter what you order; you’ll be eligible for a free bottle of Black Elderberry Extra Strength Gummies through August 31, 2023 (gummies automatically added at check-out). 

    From our Gaia family to yours, we wish all students, educators, administrators, counselors, psychologists, bus drivers, volunteers, parents, guardians, grandparents, custodians, and everyone who makes the school year go-round a safe, healthy, and fulfilling 2023-2024 school year.