Winter Immune Support with Oil of Oregano

With the cold and flu season upon us, it’s important to be mindful of what we can do daily to support our immune system! Oil of oregano is a natural and traditional immune support. It also contributes to healthy digestion and respiratory function. By supplementing daily, you can reduce the occurrence of coughs, colds and flus, and keep you and your family in top form through the cold winter months.

Oregano has been one of the most commonly and thoroughly studied herbs. Different oregano species are used in various formulas because of their diverse and powerful immune supportive properties. The continued relevance of oil of oregano supplementation comes with the rise of more antibiotic resistant organisms, an increase in the occurrence of lowered immunity and the development of more drug resistant infectious bacteria. With natural health, we aim to work proactively and preventatively!

mykind Organics Oil of Oregano Drops is our answer to all your seasonal immune support needs! “Real to the Root”, this herbal supplement is grown organically without harsh chemicals. The extraction process is completely Organic and Non-GMO Verified and does not use conventional corn alcohol. mykind Organics Oil of Oregano is therefore Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified from start to finish. With mykind products, you can be sure you are getting pure, powerful and real to the root herbal support!

Many aromatic plants are used for their compounds called terpenes. Terpenes are the compounds of a plant responsible for their unique aromas. Carvacrol and thymol are the principal terpenes found in oregano. Oregano is a powerhouse of a herb! And when distilled into an essential oil, it works potently and therapeutically. It serves as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and powerful immune booster! This is due to its terpenes, carvacrol and thymol.

Oil of oregano’s use dates back to ancient Greece. Traditionally it was used to treat respiratory and sinus conditions. This makes sense due to the power of the terpenes, the aromatic compounds. Their strong aromatic and antibacterial qualities target the respiratory tract and have even been said to ward off organisms that lead to the development of strep throat. Carvacrol specifically is credited with killing off streptococci cells within an hour of exposure.

The strength of our mykind Organics Oil of Oregano comes from these terpenes. We know that when carvacrol and thymol are distilled into a potent oil, they also have the ability to inhibit proinflammatory compounds in the body. By supplementing with a high quality oil of oregano, you can reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins. When inflammation is not addressed and becomes more chronic, it can lead to diseases such as arthritis, atherosclerosis and cancer.

When we are attending to our immune health though, it is important to do what we can to lessen the load on our immune system. By reducing overall inflammation, we prevent the depletion of the immune system's vital resources. Supplementing with oil of oregano therefore means both supporting immune strength and safeguarding its resources.

Did you know that oregano has more antioxidant power than blueberries? The phenolic structures of thymol and carvacrol exert powerful antioxidant effects! These antioxidants support our immune function by protecting the integrity of our immune cells. Both carvacrol and thymol strengthen our immune system by helping to maintain, as well as bolster the responsiveness of our immune cells. Fending off seasonal illness depends on this kind of responsiveness and defense!

Oregano is a natural fighter as it is an active antimicrobial. It is proficient in fighting off infectious bacteria. This is also due to another compound it contains called rosmarinic acid. Rosmarinic acid helps us maintain overall health and immune strength, and when studied over 21 days dramatically reduced the presence of white blood cells associated with infection. As an antimicrobial, oil of oregano is a key contributor to your body’s immune strength by helping it to scavenge these pathogens. Oil of oregano therefore reduces the occurrence of seasonal infection. Supplement with up to 6 drops of mykind Organics Oil of Oregano Drops daily as a powerful preventative measure this winter!

At Garden of Life, we keep it real to the root, by maintaining the purest and cleanest possible herbal supplements. Our mykind Organics Oil of Oregano Drops are your #1 choice for immune health this year. Taking them daily will help prevent cold and flu symptoms for the whole family, and keep your immune defenses in optimal form. We’re so glad to be here to support your whole family through the winter months and beyond!