Thank you Genestra HMF Probiotics for sponsoring this post.
I know I hooked you with that headline, and now you’re dying to know our back to school immune supporting boosting secret, aren’t you?? Let dive in! We all know what happens when fall rolls around and kiddos are spending day in and day out with their besties – the playground turns into a petri dish ! With Bear being 5 now, and a very active participant in school, and Cami still fully loving daycare, we’ve had our fair share of back to school bugs in the last few years that have knocked us out of commission for a good couple of weeks. This year, I was determined to start right away on fortifying our immune system (both the kiddos AND my own) because if mama gets down for the count, then we know the whole dang world falls apart (amiright or amiright?!).
When I started prepping for how to prepare a good offense this year, I wanted to keep it simple, straightforward, and easy to stick with. There are so many recommendations and options on immune support tips and tricks, and to be honest I was OVERWHELMED. I don’t have time to research all the things, so I typically default to brands I know and trust. In my research, I found a brand that had exactly what I was looking for–enter Genestra HMF Probiotics. Not only did I find exactly what I was looking for in their Fit for School Probiotics (for the kids), but I found a probiotic for MY unique health needs in the form of their HMF Womens Daily Probiotic. If you know me at all, you know I like simple, I like to be able to order all at once, from the same place, that I trust.
One of the things I’ve loved discovering through the course of my health journey is just how important our digestive health is to our overall health. Without a thriving gut flora, our immune system, mood, and entire body can be functioning at a sub-optimal level. So when deciding what the one change I could implement to make the biggest impact on our health this back to school season would be—I chose to hone in on our gut health!
I’ve come to trust Genestra for a variety of reasons–their formulas are research-driven, all of the products are non-gmo, and gluten-free, and their long-standing reputation for quality and purity. Important things, right?
We started our kiddos on the chewable HMF Fit for School Probiotics, a few weeks before school started to begin the process of supporting their immune systems. We take one every night before we brush teeth, and they actually ask me for it–how often do your kids ask you for their supplements (when that happens, I’m hooked for life!). I love that their probiotics not only have research-driven probiotic strains that support child upper respiratory health and immune function, but they also have vitamin c and vitamin d, two crucial additions that promote healthy immune function alongside probiotics. There you go, our back to school immune support secret is out of the bag, and it’s SO SIMPLE.
Don’t worry, mama gets taken care of too! I mentioned earlier that my health is so important to the overall function of our household. Though Tim is incredible as a solo parent, him handling all of the things and taking care of the kiddos and taking care of me is always no fun. So I’m determined this year to stay out of bed! I started the HMF Women’s Daily Probiotic a week ago, and I’ve noticed a few things. One, my mood is starting to stabilize again (BONUS!), and two I’m handling all my reintroductions from my elimination diet like a CHAMP. Extra bonus points for an awesome digestive system! Not only does this probiotic offer 17.6 CFU of women specific probiotic strains, but it also has cranberry fruit extract for optimal urinary tract health. The strains of this particular probiotic were hand selected to optimize a healthy vaginal flora as well. It’s 2018 ladies, let’s not be shy about talking about vaginal health! A healthy gut, along with a healthy vaginal and urinary tract system is going to help us live our best lives!
Staying healthy this school year doesn’t have to be complicated. Focusing on one or two high impact supplements to start using for you and your kiddos as added protection can make a huge difference in the quality of your health this fall and winter. Our back to school immune boosting secret is simply focusing on a healthy gut for a healthy mind, body, and spirit–it’s super simple! We hope you guys love them as much as we do.
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