There’s no better time to test an immune-boosting product, like Septogard natural antibiotics, than at the start of a cold or flu…

You may remember the last time you were struck down by a cold or flu, but do you remember the moment of infection?

For me, it was a Thursday evening while buying a new cell phone cover. The sales assistant was so sick and, as I saw him sneeze and heard him a cough, ‘I thought I better clean my phone when I get it back’.

Yes, I’m a germophobe

I’m the kind of person who uses wet wipes to clean ATM machines and card machines before I use them.

So far, it’s worked well for me and I’ve only been sick once since my son was born, despite my husband and son getting sick numerous times.

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But on this particular day, my attention shifted to my busy toddler, the shopping list and what to make for supper, and I forgot all about the sick cell phone shop assistant’s hands on my phone.

Waking up in the early hours

In the early hours of that Friday morning, I woke up with a sore throat and a bit of an achy body. Fortunately, I had received Septogard products to review, so I popped two Septogard natural antibiotic tablets and one of their throat lozenges and went back to bed.

The throat lozenge was strong but soothing and even helped unblock my stuffy nose. I woke up in the morning surprised that I felt fine – not even a scratchy throat.

A natural product, Septogard natural antibiotic tablets are supposed to work by “stimulating the body’s innate healing power to help prevent and fight infections”.

I was impressed. I upped my son’s dosage of Septogard natural antibiotic syrup to twice a day to be safe, and enjoyed an unusually hot July weekend with my family, popping a Septogaurd tablet once or twice a day (when I remembered – I’m a mom to a most active two-year-old so that’s self-care for you).

What I didn’t know is that I was walking around with an underlying virus.

Even a germophobe can slip up, but don’t knock the handwashing habit – it really is the best way to keep germs at bay

The worst flu I’ve ever had

By Monday afternoon, I was struggling to walk. On Tuesday, I did as little moving as humanly possible, for a mom. By night time, I hit a 38,4C temperature. I couldn’t even remember being this sick.

The Septogard throat lozenges eased my sore throat and I feel like the tablets helped a bit, but this virus was strong.

On Wednesday, my son came down with the same infection and things turned serious, quite quickly.

His paediatrician took a good look at him and concluded that we have all the symptoms of swine flu – which is apparently doing the rounds. I knew this was the worst flu I’ve ever had.

We were both prescribed Tamiflu and, after a few days, I started to feel human again.

Amazingly my husband, who, over the last few years, has tended to pick up colds and flu far more easily than I do, did not get sick. He’s been careful to wash his hands often and he’s been taking Septogard natural antibiotic tablets.

Would I try Septogard again?

I would buy and use the throat lozenges again. I was amazed by how quickly they worked to ease my sore throat.

The only downside is that you’re not supposed to eat or drink anything 10 minutes after having one (and I’m pretty sure I did) and you’re not supposed to have more than six lozenges in a 24-hour period.

I’ll continue to keep my Septogard natural antibiotic syrup as an immune system booster against regular colds. He said it was “nummy” and took it easily. It was just no match for swine flu.

Lessons learnt

Even a germophobe can slip up, but don’t knock the handwashing habit – it really is the best way to keep germs at bay.

Natural remedies, like Septogard, are great – they can help support the body in fighting an infection. I’m all for going natural, but there are circumstances when we need to see a doctor and swine flu is definitely one of them.

Please note: This is a personal product review and therefore should not be classified as medical advice. Should you have any related health concerns, please seek advice from a registered medical professional.

Related: Fight infections naturally with Septogard 

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