Winter Health

Winter is a season when cold and flus are common, often bringing along tiredness, A5_Tips-Flyer_Cold-and-Flu-TIPSrunning noses, headaches, sore throats and coughing. It may be beneficial to boost your immunity so that you are able to enjoy the winter months ahead.

The immune system is responsible for fighting against any bacteria or virus that tries to cause infection in the body. It is important to stay active and eat a healthy diet to keep your immune system in a healthy state. Lifestyle factors such as stress, poor sleep, digestive disturbances and poor diet can lessen the productive role of the immune system, resulting in colds and flus and many other annoying symptoms.

Zinc may help build up your immune system as it is a natural supplement that has been found to have a positive effect on enhancing the body’s ability to respond to infections. Zinc may also help to reduce the severity and duration of colds, provide relief of allergies and assist with upper respiratory tract infections.

Once colds and flus have developed it is important to stay on top of your health to ensure you are on the right track to getting better. Both Echinacea and Olive Leaf Extract are natural supplements that have been found to assist with reducing the symptoms.

Echinacea may support the body during times of the common cold, helping to reduce the severity and duration. Echinacea works in the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells that are involved in defending the body against bugs and viruses.

Olive Leaf Extract may relieve cold and flu symptoms such as a sore throat, fever and cough. A cough is a common symptom of respiratory tract infections and is a natural defence reflex that helps to clear the breathing passages.

Olive Leaf Extract also naturally contains Zinc, Iron and Vitamin C. These are all important nutrients for healthy functioning of the immune system, and also for general overall health. In addition to this, Olive Leaf Extract may also support a healthy cardiovascular system, heart health and may help to maintain normal blood pressure levels.

Speak to a pharmacist for more information and to determine which products will best suit your needs this winter. If symptoms persist, seek advice from your healthcare professional.