As the winter season approaches colds and flus tend to become more common, often bringing along running noses, headaches, sore throats and coughing. Now is the time to start building up your immune system so that you and your family are prepared and able to enjoy the winter months ahead.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin important for immunity health. It may assist in the management of colds by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms.
Stress can increase the excretion of vitamin C from the body. It is therefore important to include plenty of vitamin C containing foods in your daily diet such as oranges, papaya, lemons, kiwifruit, tomatoes and red capsicum.
If dietary intake of vitamin C is low, supplementation may be of benefit. Cenovis Sugarless C is a great Vitamin C supplement suitable for the whole family.
Probiotics are the good type of bacteria that help crowd out the harmful bacteria in order to assist in keeping you healthy. However, everyday factors such as diet, stress, travel, exposure to illness and even the use of certain medications can diminish the number of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract. By taking a daily probiotic supplement such as Inner Health Immune Booster for Adults it may help:
Zinc is a mineral that is essential for good health as it is found in every cell of the body. Adequate levels of zinc are necessary for keeping the immune system strong. Zinc may help you fight both short-term and long-term illnesses. Taking a zinc supplement may be of benefit while you are sick as it can help replace the immune system cells that are being killed off fighting the infection. It can also assist in maintaining a healthy functioning immune system.
Horseradish is a herb which may assist in relieving nasal congestion, whether it’s due to a cold, allergy or sinus problem. It may also help to break down mucus so your body can expel it more easily. We stock supplements containing horseradish which may assist in relieving nasal congestion and upper respiratory tract infections.
For more information to determine which products will best suit your needs to strengthen your immune system as well as diet and lifestyle tips, speak to our pharmacist today.