Looking for added nutritional support to help ward offs colds and flu this winter? Consider these supplements…
Our bodies require various vitamins and minerals to support the immune system, especially during periods when it experiences heightened demands to ward off cold and flu viruses and other infections.
While a healthful and wholesome diet should provide most of these nutrients, we can sometimes experience shortfalls or deficiencies or may require extra vitamins and minerals beyond levels that our diet can adequately provide.
There are many beneficial nutrients that support immunity, most of which you can find in standalone supplement form. The more common products include vitamin C, zinc, vitamin D3, echinacea, co-enzyme Q10, B vitamins, and vitamin A, among others.
However, buying each nutrient individually isn’t always cost-effective and taking multiple products every morning isn’t always practical.
Thankfully, supplement manufacturers have taken the complexity out of immune support.
Comprehensive complexes that combine various vitamins and minerals proven to support immune system health and function offer a convenient and effective means to meet your nutritional demands, especially during cold and flu season.
For example, Biogen’s Immuno Boost Powder contains various ingredients that can rebuild and strengthen the immune system.
The formulation includes a blend of essential vitamins and minerals, including zinc and vitamin C, to fight free radical damage and support immune cells. Added vitamin D3 helps to combat inflammation, boost immune cell production and aids calcium absorption, which is vital for optimal immune cell function.
Other available products may contain formulations that combine these nutrients with various active ingredients to provide additional support.
For example, NPL Immune Pro+ contains natural active ingredients such as echinacea, and olive leaf and grape seed extracts, which work synergistically to build and sustain a healthy immune system.
These all-in-one solutions ensure you cover the vitamin, mineral and active ingredient spectrum in one convenient daily serving. They are also available in pills, powders or effervescent tablets to suit any preference.
Always consult your doctor for the most appropriate individualised advice, or speak to a Dis-Chem pharmacist for more information about suitable off-the-shelf products.