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5 supplements to support winter immunity

Are you getting 7-9 hours a sleep a night, exercising most days (despite the cold weather) and eating a wide range of organic wholefoods, yet still can’t shake those winter lurgies?

If this sounds all too familiar, you might just need an extra boost with one (or more) of our top five supplements to support a strong and balanced immune system.

Oregano Oil

Oregano oil is known as one of nature’s most powerful antibiotics as, not only is it loaded with antioxidants (four times that of blueberries), it can also be effective at killing certain strains of bacteria responsible for respiratory infections. It has been shown to stimulate white blood cells hence improving the bodies’ immunity. It is also considered an excellent anti-fungal for candida, athlete’s foot and other persistent fungi.

Try…Solutions 4 Health Oil of Wild Oregano

Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf extract is the liquid extracted from fresh olive leaves which contain a range of powerful antioxidants, as well as minerals Zinc, Vitamin C and Iron.  The leaves contain a high level of Oleuropein which is a particular antioxidant shown to boost immune health, support healthy cholesterol and blood pressure, protect against oxidative damage and guard against cognitive decline.

Try…Comvita Olive Leaf Extract

Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey’s antibacterial benefits are what set it apart from other types of honey.  It contains a powerful antibacterial substance called methylglyoxal (MGO) which has proven extremely effective at wound healing, soothing sore throats and other inflammations and shortening the duration of viral and bacterial infections.  It has a stronger flavour than traditional honey but is a delicious addition to a warm drink or straight off the spoon (yum).

Try…Nelson Manuka Honey or Kiwi Cottage Honey Manuka

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has such a diverse range of benefits that it’s a definite must for winter wellness. Not only does it play an important role in supporting collagen function in our skin, hair and nails, it’s an excellent support for respiratory health, can assist in preventing or reducing coughs and colds, as well as supporting detoxification and general wellbeing.

Try…Melrose Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate

Fire Tonic

Fire Tonic is based on raw, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar with a range of potent herbs and spices including cayenne, garlic, chilli, horseradish and many more. It’s an excellent tonic for helping boost immunity and stimulate metabolism as well as supporting a healthy digestive function. Known as ‘liquid gold’, this is the perfect way to kick-start your cold winter morning.

Try…Hilbilby Fire Tonic

 For more information on any of our immune boosters, please speak to our friendly staff.

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