Boost Your Immune System With Wellness Shots

Boost Your Immune System With Wellness Shots

Back to school season is here and that means that cold and flu season is not far behind it! We shared some of our favorite healthy back to school snacks and dinner recipes on our last blog post, and those should help keep you and your family healthy all year long. But in case the sniffles start to arise in your household, we wanted to share another tip with you.  A great way to boost your immune system is with our wellness shots, and we’ll share why below.

Boost Your Immune System With Wellness Shots: 3 of our Favorite Wellness Shots

  • Ginger: Ginger is so good for your when you are looking to boost your immune system and fight off germs. Not only does it help fight off inflammation, which is associated with everything from the common cold to more serious degenerative diseases like heart disease, ginger also helps kill viral and bacterial infections. Plus, it helps detox the liver, and it makes for the perfect natural remedy to sooth an upset stomach and ease digestion troubles. Ginger is a great food and naturally remedy to have on hand as we get to the colder months when germs are more prevalent.
  • Wheatgrass: We press our wheatgrass shots fresh to order, from locally and organically grown wheatgrass. This green superfood is loaded with chlorophyll, which is found in leafy green vegetables, plants and vegetation, and will give you an instant energy boost. Plus, it helps remove toxins from your body, so you can get rid of those cold and flu germs quickly. You can learn more about wheat grass here.
  • Aloe Vera: Aloe is not just for sunburns! (Although it really does help those sunburns, doesn’t it?!) Aloe is packed with vitamins and nutrients that help fight off inflammation and boost the immune system; it also helps the body properly absorb vitamins and nutrients so you can get the most benefits from eating healthy foods. “It’s packed with vitamins, including B, C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid, which fortify the body’s immune system.” (Source

If you’re in the Wrightsville Beach area, stop on by and try our immune boosting wellness shots! We look forward to seeing you!


Wheatgrass: A healthy shot to your system

I’ve been hearing a lot about wheatgrass shots, but something about them always made me hesitate. It’s not the green color – I enjoy a good salad and broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables – and it’s not that I’m afraid of trying new things, but the idea of taking a shot of something with “grass” in the name brings to mind cows at pasture rather than a healthy boost for humans. Plus, I’m sensitive to gluten, and taking a shot of pure wheat sounds like a recipe for disaster.

My curiosity always wins out over any reservations I have about anything new, however, and with the amazing health benefits wheatgrass provides, it’s definitely something I’m going to have to check out. Tons of vitamins and goodies and nutrients to keep me healthy and strong this summer…the benefits are hard to pass up. Not only that, but wheatgrass is actually gluten free!

Wheatgrass has been around since the 1940s as a commercially available supplement, but research on it began in the 1920s after researchers found that cattle grazing on wheatgrass in spring had impressive improvements in health, including weight gain and increased milk and butter fat production. Agricultural chemist Dr. Charles Schnabel led initial research efforts, harvesting wheatgrass and mixing it with chicken feed. The hens Dr. Schnabel fed the wheatgrass to had a significant increase in egg production, some as much as 90%.

Wheatgrass benefits aren’t limited to livestock, however. Humans can get an amazing variety of nutrients, too.

As more and more research was conducted, wheatgrass was found to possess Vitamin D, A (thanks to the beta-carotenes), K, C (more than both oranges and carrots) and E. Wheatgrass also has a ton of chlorophyll, meaning that it has a high concentration of green pigmentation and its nutrients are heavily saturated.

What this means is that you don’t need to have a lot of wheatgrass in order to get all the benefits, and because wheatgrass is made from the grass of the wheat plant rather than its seeds, it’s gluten free – almost anyone can try it.

It has been said and proven by many people that wheatgrass can cure acne, lessen your chances of white hair, provide a body detoxification, and can even help you gain red blood cells. It is also said that the drinking this substance often can lessen your chances of getting cancer or other serious illnesses. The verdict is still out on a lot of these claims, but they’re creating enough buzz about wheatgrass that it’s worth trying at least once!