With fall comes crisp, clear mornings, warm afternoons, and chilly evenings. Some days are warm as summer but decorated in flashy, bright colors. In fall, we celebrate the harvest with hayrides to visit pumpkin patches, sipping fresh apple cider, and roasting hotdogs and marshmallows over evening bonfires.
School resumes. New classes. New teachers. Bright blue skies. Crisp air. And Friday night football. What’s not to love about fall? Everyone gets to see old friends and learn new things. Fall is the bomb!
But... there is one downer about fall. Fall kicks off the cold and flu season. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says in the United States, the flu season starts in October and runs through March. And this year, we get to deal with Covid variants, too. Is your immune system ready to fight?
Why is Fall and Winter Cold and Flu Season?
In 2007, experiments conducted by Dr. Peter Palese revealed viruses transmitted better in low humidity and low temperatures conditions. These conditions improve viral incubation times and allow viruses to live for up to a day outside of a host body. In contrast, a virus lives for only an hour outside of a host body in high humidity, high temperature conditions.
In addition, colder temperatures often drive us inside with sealed, high-efficiency windows. Being inside for more of the day may cause us to come into more frequent contact with air droplets and surfaces that have been infected by another person.
Teacher Power’s New Immunity Boost Energy Drink: Caramel Apple
Our Caramel Apple Immunity Boost Energy Drink bursts with caramel sweetened apple flavor. And the best part is, this drink can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
Drink it steaming hot on cold mornings or ice-cold on warm afternoons. Hot or cold, it is sure to be a tasty addition to your fall celebration. And relax. We’ve added several immune-boosting ingredients to support your immune system.
Along with the energizing ingredients of the original Teacher Power Energy Drinks, this new drink has the additional health benefits of immune-boosting ingredients. Teacher Power now not only powers teachers, but helps keep them healthy, too.
A+ Immune-boosting Ingredients
Our immunity boost blend is full of vitamins and herbal extracts. Many of these ingredients are antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, and/or anti-inflammatory in nature. Fighting off respiratory illnesses has never been so tasty. In addition to the full array of B Vitamins in our original drink, our immune-boosting ingredients include:
- Vitamin A (900 mcg)
Vitamin A is most associated with vision, especially seeing in low light situations. However, vitamin A is involved in immune functioning, too.
Populations suffering from vitamin A deficiency are at risk for severe cases of measles (a highly contagious virus). In such situations, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends children over the age of one with measles receive high oral doses of vitamin A for two days.
- Vitamin D (15 mcg)
Besides obtaining vitamin D in a few fortified foods, our skin manufactures it from the sun. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and strong bones.
However, vitamin D is also an anti-inflammatory and aids the immune system in fighting off bacterial and viral infections.
- Zinc (16.5 mg)
According to the 4Office of Dietary Supplements, the immune system requires zinc to fight invading viruses and bacteria. Those with zinc deficiencies are at risk of developing secondary pneumonia after catching other respiratory infections. Some studies indicate that taking zinc in non-pill form may help reduce the symptoms and duration of the common cold if taken within the first 24 hours of cold symptoms.
- Immunity Boost Blend (225 mg): Echinacea Extract, Elderberry Extract, Ginger Powder, and Curcumin
- Echinacea Extract: When taken daily, 5echinacea has a small to medium impact on the prevention of catching a cold or upper respiratory tract infection. It might act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and help stop the spread of some viruses.
- Elderberry Extract: May act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to stimulate the immune system to fight viruses and germs.
- Ginger Powder: Used in traditional Eastern medicine, ginger has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to boost the immune system.
- Curcumin: This well-known natural anti-inflammatory also supports the body to produce antioxidants.
Teacher Power Boosts Energy and Immunity
Are you concerned about facing coughing, sneezing children when you return to school? Is your immune system up to par? Teacher Power’s new immunity boost energy drink has you covered.
Designed with this fall in mind, our Caramel Apple Immunity Boost Energy Drink tastes so yummy. Drink it straight or add it to one of your favorite drink recipes. Or mix in a little orange juice to give it a holiday flare.
If our product is just a little too sweet for you, try mixing in lemon juice or a splash of apple cider vinegar. Yum! A little zing goes a long way towards pleasing the taste buds and calming your nerves.
See our full line of Teacher Power Energy Drinks on our website. All of our products are conveniently available on Amazon.com.
All over the world, teachers empower students. Teacher Power now not only powers teachers, but helps support their immune systems, too. From all of us here at Teacher Power, thank you for being a teacher. May you have a prosperous and healthy year!
Life is good with Teacher Power in your corner.
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Jae O. Haroldsen
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