4 nutrients to help get you over a winter bug

We all know how much time can be lost to coughs and colds, and that’s time you probably just don’t have to give. Here’s how you can support your immune system.

As we finally get back to enjoying life after a couple of tumultuous years, the dreaded common cold is the last thing we want to deal with.

You know how it goes — that tickle in your throat turns into a cough, you get those dreaded bodily aches and pains and, yup, that life-sapping lethargy.

A cold can leave you feeling totally miserable, as well as taking you out of circulation.

So, how can you protect yourself against winter ailments, or lessen the effects if you do succumb?

Science has found that maintaining a normal and healthy immune system may lower not only the incidence and severity of symptoms, but also the duration of the common cold.

Here are a few of our favourite immune-supporting nutrients to help you do just that:

Vitamin C

Mum was right when she told you to eat oranges. A potent antioxidant, vitamin C is an important nutrient because it supports immune cell function. Our bodies can’t make this water soluble vitamin on their own, so it’s helpful to obtain it through diet or supplements.


“Think zinc” should be a winter mantra. Why? Not only is this mineral essential for many of your body’s normal functions and systems, it aids in processing nutrients and supports the immune system.

Siberian Ginseng

Also known as eleuthero, Siberian ginseng is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries in Eastern countries.

One of its main active ingredients is eleutherosides, which aids recovery from illness.


Echinaca purpurea is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to help relieve the symptoms associated with mild upper respiratory tract infections.

It contains an impressive variety of active compounds. Numerous studies have found it may help your body combat infections and viruses and might lower the risk of developing colds by 50 per cent.

Supporting your immune health

No one wants to be out of action any longer than necessary, which is where the BioCeuticals ArmaForce range comes in.

The range is designed to provide practitioner-designed immune support across all stages of the common cold journey from relieving the onset of symptoms to supporting recovery.

ArmaForce Daily Protect contains vitamins C, D and zinc to proactively support immune system health, plus the added herbal benefit of Wellmune, a natural yeast beta glucan that assists in reducing the duration of a common cold.

ArmaForce for Juniors is a delicious fruity tasting kid-friendly formula, with vitamins C and A as well as elderberry and echinacea.

And there is ArmaForce Recover, designed for post-illness recovery and specially formulated with Siberian ginseng used in traditional herbal medicine.

All are uniquely designed with immune-supporting nutrients and herbal ingredients, to help you tackle the winter nasties head on.

* Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

* This post is brought to you by BioCeuticals ArmaForce. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek health advice about getting tested.