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Staff Picks: Favorite Products for Immune Health & Stress Support

With a wide variety of herbs that support immune health and stress response, and an extensive assortment of products available, it can be challenging to know which ones to choose.

We've reached out to our team members, who we like to call "Gaians," to share their personal favorite herbal supplements to help them stay healthy, manage stress, and keep calm and carry on while navigating the chaos of modern life. We hope that their stories can help you in selecting the best products to fit your needs.

Angela McElwee, President and CEO

Favorite Immune Support Product: Astragalus Supreme

"I take Astragalus Supreme so I can continue to be the thriving, healthy mother that my daughters deserve. It’s my immune season secret superpower, and has even gained my husband’s attention who recently asked me, 'What are you taking?' I reminded him about the value-sized Astragalus Supreme that lives on our kitchen counter. He’s now been taking it for a month, and is equally enthused about it."

A foundational herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Astragalus root (Huang Qi)  helps the body maintain healthy immune function and supports the body in adapting to stress in a healthy way.* Because building a healthy defense takes time, you should support your immune system all year long with formulations such as Astragalus Supreme.

Jennifer Hoffman, Associate Product Manager

Favorite Immune Support Product: Immune Shine™

Gaia Herbs employee Jennifer Hoffman with her dog watching sunset

"I take Immune Shine every day to keep me healthy, so I can spend the weekends chasing the sunsets of Western North Carolina with my favorite hiking partner. Every morning I add Immune Shine to my plain yogurt to make a beautiful purple breakfast topped with blueberries, granola, and a drizzle of honey."

Consider Immune Shine™ Mushrooms & Herbs powder for a simple and delicious addition to your morning smoothie, oatmeal, or yogurt. Made with Black Elderberry, Maitake, Chaga, Ginger, and Astragalus, this synergistic powder blend is an easy way to support your body’s natural defenses.*

Cherri Engle, Sales Representative

Favorite Stress Support Product: Calm A.S.A.P®

Gaia Herbs employee Cherri Engle with her kids

"I take Calm A.S.A.P. to help maintain a sense of calm when things get a bit overwhelming. Recent life changes have drawn me to this formula, and I keep a bottle of this product everywhere so I am never without it. This formula helps me to stop and take a deep breath so I can be present and really enjoy the moments with the little ones in my life "

Calm A.S.A.P.® contains a blend of calming herbs designed to help you quickly unwind from the inside out, including Passionflower, Holy Basil, Lavender, Chamomile, and Vervain.* This is the supplement to keep on hand for your most stressful situations as it helps provide relief from occasional anxiousness and promotes feelings of tranquility.*

Kelly O'Rourke, Assistant Bottling Manager

Favorite Stress Support Product: Melissa Supreme

Gaia Herbs employee Kelly ORourke sitting on log in creek

"I take Melissa Supreme so I can deal with the stressors that life can throw my way. I deal with occasional anxiousness, and I when I feel this way, I take Melissa Supreme and within minutes I find myself feeling more relaxed. I love this combination of calming herbs mixed together, it's like Nature coming together with a plan to create peace."

Melissa Supreme is made with a blend of herbs traditionally used to support calmness including Lemon Balm, American Skullcap, Passionflower, Milky Oats, and Chamomile.* Next time you are feeling stressed and frazzled, reach for this supplement to help find tranquility and restore balance.*

Dave Thomas, Director of Fulfillment & Logistics

Favorite Immune Support Product: Quick Defense®

Gaia Herbs employee Dave Thomas on river kayaking

"I take Quick Defense to stay healthy and keep on kayaking. I love the outdoors and being on the rivers is my passion. Quick Defense is my go-to product when facing immune challenges as it has always served me well."

Quick Defense® was designed to help you when you need it the most: at the first sign of an immune challenge.* By combining Echinacea with Elderberry and Ginger, Quick Defense provides powerful immune support at onset.*

Give Your Body The Support It Needs

Taking good care of yourself should be a top priority for all of us, especially now while dealing with the perfect storm of immune challenges and extra stressors. It’s important so you can stay feeling your best, and continue to do the activities that you love. Discover 5 simple tips to help maintain your immune health and other herbs to help manage stress in a healthy way.