WINTER IS HERE! As the sun starts to set earlier and the days become remarkably colder, the time is now to prepare our immune systems for battle against those nasty colds and the flu.

As much as winter is great for those hot chocolates and rugged up movie nights by the fire, it’s also a field day for germs to spread. Reports indicate that during winter, people are less likely to go outside, meaning they’re exposed to minimum fresh air which results in more contact with individuals who are sick[1].

We’re here to save the day and tell you some of our favourite supplements that may assist in helping you strengthen your immune system and battle those pesky sick days.

 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient which can be found in a plethora of fruits and vegetables and has ample benefits which include reducing the risk of a number of diseases, the severity of colds, as well as boosting your immune system[2]. This is EXACTLY what we need to prepare ourselves for winter! Sometimes we need a bit of extra assistance and the Fusion Health Vitamin C 1000 Advanced tablets can assist in a healthy functioning immune system and fighting off illnesses.

 

Vitamin D

Let’s get that Vitamin D aka the sunshine vitamin!! Sunlight is a primary source to getting Vitamin D. So, why’s it so important in winter? Vitamin D is essential for our immune health and as our exposure to the sun in winter is at its lowest, this can pose as a threat to our immune system[3]. If you believe you may have a deficiency in Vitamin D, talk to your GP or our friendly pharmacists at one of our WholeLife stores to get further advice. Click here to find our store locator. We love the Herbs of Gold Vitamin D3 1000 capsules which may assist in bone health, healthy immune system function and calcium absorption.

 

Zinc

Zinc is another must have supplement this winter which can assist in helping your immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Taking Zinc supplements can be extremely beneficial for individuals who are either Zinc deficient or are needing an extra boost for their immune system. Speak to your local GP or our professional staff at WholeLife for more advice on what supplements are right for you. We love Caruso’s Zinc tablets which may assist in supporting immune system health and enhancing immune system defence.

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#Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. 

 

If you want to learn more about vitamins and their benefits, click here for our A-Z Vitamins blog.