The cold weather officially feels like it’s here, but how do you stop yourself from getting sick thanks to the change of seasons? We’ve put together a quick guide on the natural supplements you can take to help fortify your immune system which will hopefully keep you healthier and happier throughout autumn and winter!
Echinacea is a group of plants from the daisy family. It’s thought to help support the body’s natural resistance to winter illnesses such as colds, flus and coughs. We love Red Seal Echinacea (60 tablets; RRP $7.30) and Blackmores Echinacea plus Garlix (60 tablets; RRP $28.70).
Did your mum tell you to eat plenty of oranges when you were younger and developed the sniffles? That’s because Vitamin C can help ward off colds and flus. Up your intake of strawberries, kiwifruit and citrus fruit, or take a Vitamin C supplement like Red Seal Vitamin C (100 tablets; RRP $7.94).
Lemon, Green Tea, Ginger and Honey
Already sick? These three natural ingredients can help fight infection. Green tea is naturally rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that support your immune system, Manuka Honey is famed for its antibacterial properties, Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, and Ginger also helps to boost the immune system. Try Radiance ManukaGuard Throat & Chest Syrup (100mls; RRP $18.90) and Red Seal Lemon & Ginger Green Tea (RRP $6.10).
Supplementing a healthy diet with a probiotic has been shown to help restore lost microflora in the gut and support the body’s natural immune system through the colder months to combat infection, inflammation and skin ailments including eczema. Try GO Probiotic 40 Billion HOWARU (RRP$35.90) or Radiance Pro-B Immune (RRP $28.90).
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