Much like characters in our favorite classic horror movies, germs lurk in the shadows and attack when you’re least expecting it! With cold and flu season in full-swing, many people are becoming more conscious about germ-filled places and surfaces in their lives. Now the big question is what are you going to do about it?
But first, let’s take a closer look at the most germ-filled places we encounter on a regular basis. If you remember where germs hide, you can target these places with cleaning products and thoroughly wash your hands after touching them.
Places Where Germs Hide in the Home
You might guess that the grossest places in your house would be the toilet and your trash cans. However, there are lots of germ-filled areas in your home, including these locations:
- Kitchen counters
- Kitchen sponges
- Toothbrush and toothbrush holder
- Remote controls
- Laundry machines
- Yoga mats
And outside the home, don’t forget that germs commonly lurk on office building elevator buttons, shopping carts, and water fountains.
100% Natural Surface Cleaner
For all the germ-filled places in your home, school, and office, we recommend Seagate Olive Leaf Surface Cleaner to safely wash germs away without chemicals.
The chemical compounds in traditional household cleaners can be toxic and actually do more harm than good. These are some of the many germ-filled places that our plant-based surface cleaner works great on:
- Cell phones
- Remote controls
- Keypads & electronics (spray onto a cloth or tissue paper to wipe the surface)
- Food prep surfaces
- Baby cribs, changing tables & chairs
- Household appliances
- Counter tops
- Children’s toys
- Pet bowls and toys
How to Protect Your Family From Germs
Aside from carrying around those little bottles of hand sanitizer wherever you go, there are a lot of things that you can do to protect your family from colds and the flu this season. Use disinfecting and antibacterial hand wipes when you go into public spaces like grocery stores, libraries, offices, and schools. Also carry wipes with you when eat out at restaurants, because chances are those cleaning rags the busboys use really aren’t all that clean.
Avoid touching escalator handles and stairway banisters as much as possible and as your sense of balance allows. Use paper towels in public restrooms to touch the soap dispenser, faucet, and door handles. After using public facilities and even playgrounds, wash your hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. And finally, get everyone in your family in the habit of wiping down desk areas, computers, phones, keyboards, and remote controls after use with wipes or cleaners.
Immune System Support
The capsules with shark cartilage combine two clinically-tested products in one capsule: 20 mg. of beta-1/6,1/3-glucan, a highly purified polysaccharide derived from the maitake mushroom, and 650 mg. of Seagate freeze-dried 100% pure shark cartilage. Both of these ingredients have excellent immune support characteristics.
Our capsules with carrot powder combine 4 mg. of Beta Glucan with 200 mg. of our organic carrot powder. Carrot powder is also rich in vitamin A for immune support.
These are some natural whole foods to incorporate into your diet now more than ever to fend off germs and give your body the best fighting chance against them this season: