For those of you who are long time readers, you will know that germs are a major issue for us. Silly things like the common cold leads to hospital visits and weeks of antibiotics to prevent secondary infections. I’ve had to become that mom, the one who carries around hand sanitizer, alcohol swabs and Dettol wipes in her bag and annoying wipes every surface, ever. Don’t even get me started about when a stranger touches my child’s cheek or hand.
It’s one thing to keep germs on surfaces at bay when we are out and about, but it’s a whole different ball game when we spend time around other ill people.
We spend a lot of time in hospitals, doctors rooms and pharmacies, and 90% percent of the time, I catch something and then pass it on to Seth or vice versa. Short of wearing a face mask, I never knew how to prevent getting ill when someone is coughing or sneezing near me, until now.
A little while back I got a press release about ImmunPRO. I was very intrigued, so I decided to test it out for myself. (I requested a sample and have since repurchased the product twice on my own.)
ImmunPRO is a sweet tasting tablet that slowly dissolves in your mouth. It contains Cistus villosus, a plant extract with anti-microbial properties. By sucking on the tablets, it creates a protective film which prevents viruses and bacteria from penetrating the mucous membrane in your mouth. The effects last up to two hours.
This has been a godsend for us.
Whenever I am headed to hospital for Seth’s checkups, I take one. I’ve made Charl, my fiancé, take them when he commutes to and from London. If we have people coming over, or we go visit family, I pop one in my mouth. I do the same when we go to baby groups and soft play.
Touch wood, but none of us have been ill since we started taking ImmunPRO two months ago. I’ve had a slight scratchy throat after Seth’s last hospital visit, but it didn’t turn into anything more.
I’ve done my own research on Cistus villosus and I don’t think I will ever stop taking ImmunPRO. It also helps protect against Staphylococcus aureus, one of the two bacteria that we try our best to avoid, at all costs, because it’s so harmful to Seth. The test results I read (here) used amoxicillin as a comparison, and that’s what Seth takes as a preventative antibiotic, so this makes me I feel really confident in ImmunPRO to help protect me and, in turn, protect my son.
You don’t need to be like us, a family with a chronically ill son, to reap the benefits of ImmunPRO. It can help you fend off sniffly germs in winter and protect against bacteria spikes in summer.
ImmunPRO is available from Boots for £7.95 (15 tablets).