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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.

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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 HealthSol-Immunity-A5-TipSheet-TIPS1to 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.

References:
www.cenovis.com.au
www.blackmores.com.au/products/vitamin-c-500mg
www.just-health.net
www.renewlife.com
www.naturesown.com.au
www.ethicalnutrients.com.au
www.mindbodygreen.com