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8 Powerful Products to Help Strengthen Immunity


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After living through more than a year of pandemic lockdown, it’s no surprise that there is a massive movement among consumers to find ways to boost their immune systems to keep their bodies healthy and strong. In fact, according to a recent survey from Innova Market Insights, about 45 percent of global consumers are consuming more food and beverage products that support their immune systems since COVID-19. Of that number, two-thirds of those consumers are taking vitamins and supplements, 34 percent are eating more fruits and vegetables, and 9 percent are increasing their use of healing herbs and spices.

For many in the wellness industry, it didn’t take a global pandemic to realize that there are excellent ways to boost immunity with the help of healing ingredients, be it herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other elements found in ingestibles, topicals, soaks, and more. It’s a focus that many have had for decades. But the urgency of the recent year has resulted in some innovative offerings to help boost immunity and protection.

Though masking and social distance regulations are starting to ease, it’s unlikely the focus on staying healthy is going to wane any time soon. Whether you have a personal interest in keeping yourself healthy or you are addressing the evolving needs of your clients and are looking for some exciting retail offerings, here’s a selection of immunity-boosting products that pack a punch.

BareOrganics Mushroom Immune Blend

This immunity-boosting blend of natural and organic mushrooms, including maitake, red reishi, turkeytail, and more, can be sprinkled over your favorite recipes. The non-GMO formula is gluten-free, vegan, and features only organically grown mushrooms, which contain polysaccharides and myconutrients to support healthy immunity and overall vitality. The blend comes in a 100 percent recyclable, BPA-free, and reusable container.

For The Biome Immune Therapy Cistus+ Infusion

This fast-absorbing infusion is intended to improve the body’s immune response by bathing the mouth and gut microbiome in protective actives. The main ingredient is the Mediterranean super-herb cistus incanus, which contains a rare combination of immune-supporting compounds with at least 32 known polyphenols. Other powerful ingredients include vitamin C-rich rosehip, immunomodulating blackcurrant leaf, and chaga mushroom.

FX Chocolate Defend ($20 for 15 pieces, $40 for 30 pieces, $80 for 60 pieces)

FX Chocolate Defend Immunity product

Blending the whole cacao bean with reishi mushrooms, which boost immunity, energy, and cellular protection, Defend chocolate squares deliver a rich nutty flavor that melts in your mouth. The formulation relies on 60 percent cacao but tastes like 70 percent thanks to the lack of sugar. Instead, the company incorporates Allulose, which is naturally derived from sources like fig, kiwi, and raisins. The bite-size squares are non-GMO, vegan, and keto-friendly.

Good Pharma Immunity Tea

This rich, fresh brew of chaga mushrooms, green tea, and supportive botanicals is all powerful in antioxidant activity and supports the immune system. Each Pour-Over Infuser contains Bancha green tea leaves blended with the company’s proprietary healing and protective Rxtract. These alchemized particles infuse vitality through a precisely potent serving of key ingredients.

Grace Goodness Organics Immune Broth ($7.99 for a 3-pack; $39.99 for an 18-pack)

Grace Goodness Organics Immune Broth for immunity

Fortify your defense system with this vegetable broth. Reishi, cumin, and turmeric add beta glucans, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties to this delicious blend of healthful vegetables. Add one pack to 10 ounces of boiling water for an enriching warm broth. Ideal to sip daily to boost immunity or as a restorative solution when feeling a bit under the weather

Manukora A Daily Dose of Immunity ($49.99)

This natural adaptogen blend provides everyday immune support and protection from the daily stressors of life. Immune-supporting herbs, including ashwagandha root, astragalus root, and eleuthero root, are delivered in raw manuka honey from New Zealand. Manukora is New Zealand owned and operated and committed to environmental sustainability. Plus, the products are non GMO, gluten-free, caffeine-free, and antibiotic-free. For those who would like a little extra protection, the company also offers An Extra Dose of Immunity, a manuka blend that includes elderberry and echinacea.

Pure Inventions Vitamin C + Electrolytes – Watermelon for Immunity

These water-infusion drops support a healthy immune system with a powerful blend of antioxidant-rich ingredients including vitamin C and zinc. Electrolytes provide the added benefit of hydration, and the sweet watermelon taste makes it a delicious addition to a glass of water. The drops are free of sugar, calories, artificial sweeteners, caffeine, and gluten.        

Tara Spa Therapy Immune Booster in a Box for Immunity

This convenient boxed set includes Immune Booster Massage & Body Oil and Immune Booster Bath Therapy Salts that contain specifically formulated therapeutic levels of organic and wild-crafted herbal extracts, 100 percent pure essential oils, sea minerals, and electrolytes for relief of a variety of common ailments. Cold and flu infections produce a range of discomforts. When integrated into the healing power of hydrotherapy, this set can enhance the body’s circulation, promote perspiration, and accelerate the body’s natural immune response, while inhalation of the therapeutic essential oils help relieve body aches, chills, bronchial and sinus congestion, and overall discomfort.

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.