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Gear Up for Cold and Flu Season with Our Immunity Enhancement

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Jeff Gapinski

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The Bevi experience is all about creating a great tasting beverage that’s personalized to your preferences with just a touch of a button. That’s why we mix up great natural flavors like Peach Mango and Pomegranate Blueberry, as well as your choice of sparkling or still water. 

On top of great-tasting flavors, we also want our creations to be good for you. Water is inherently healthy, but we take the extra step of making all of our flavors from natural ingredients. They’re also vegan and free from sodium, gluten, and GMOs. 

Even with such a healthy baseline we realized that we could be doing more to boost the wellness of our customers. With the introduction of our new Standup 2.0 water dispenser, we’re pleased to offer our enhancements, like Immunity. The Immunity enhancement is packed with vitamins, minerals, and other extracts that boost your immune system and help prevent and fight colds. 

Let’s dig into what’s in it, why it’s good for you, and when to add it to your beverage.

What goes into our Immunity enhancement

Get ready to get your sick days back. Each 12 oz serving contains the following immune-boosting ingredients:

  • 36 mg of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (40% DV)
  • 3 mg of Zinc (Zinc Gluconate) (29% DV)
  • Elderberry [Sambucus Nigra (berry)] 
  • Echinacea [Echinacea Purpurea (root)]
  • Ginger Extract

This combination of vitamins and minerals collectively work to support a strong immune system. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of each ingredient.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect our cells from harm caused by free radicals. It’s one of the best nutrients for fighting off infections because it gives our immune systems a boost when we need it most. In fact, a daily dose of 1-2 grams of Vitamin C can shorten the duration of colds.

Zinc

Zinc is key to the inflammatory response. It helps reduce the duration of and severity of colds by signaling what type of immune cells should be produced to support the healing process. A 2019 study of respiratory tract infections found that 30 mg of zinc per day can decrease hospital stays by an average of two days.

Elderberry

Elderberry refers to several different types of the Sambucus tree that grow in Europe and North America.

It’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins, making it another common supplement used to combat colds. Consumption helps reduce inflammation, stress, and even has some heart benefits.

Echinacea

Echinacea is an antiviral herb that has been used for hundreds of years by the Great Plains Indian tribes. The active parts of Echinacea are known for their antiviral, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Whereas many of the previous ingredients are helpful while battling a cold, Echinacea has actually proven beneficial to preventing them. Studies show that it can reduce the chance of catching a cold by over 50 percent.

Ginger Root

Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and hypertension. The main antioxidant within ginger is gingerol, a powerful anti-inflammatory compound with strong immune-building properties.

Studies show that its antibacterial properties even offer benefits against some drug-resistant bacteria.

Everything else you need to know about Immunity

All of these ingredients are carefully blended together to ensure the highest consistency and quality is maintained. As with our natural flavors, all ingredients used in our Immunity enhancement come straight from their natural source with no added fillers. It’s a rare quality, but we’re committed to using only natural ingredients in order to offer the most comprehensive immune boost possible. 

We recommend choosing up to three flavors and two enhancements from our Standup 2.0 to create your favorite beverage.

If you’re an eight-glasses-per-day type of water drinker, don’t worry about overdoing it with Immunity. Your body knows to use what it needs from these vitamins and extracts and then just gets rid of any extra. Even so, the quantities selected for this blend were chosen with all-day consumption in mind, so you can add it to any glass of water without worry.

Why immune health is especially important now

There’s never a bad day to add vitamins and minerals to your diet, but as many of us head back to the office and start interacting with more people each day, it’s especially important to be mindful of our health. In addition to eating well, exercising, and hydrating, an immune boost will go a long way toward keeping you healthy and happy.

Interested in adding Immunity to your space? Get a quote for a Bevi water dispenser here.

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