5 essential nutrients to help get you through winter
Our immune system needs to be on point at this time of year – and getting the right vitamins and nutrients can help keep you fighting fit.
Made up of a complex network of cells and proteins, our immune system defends us against infectious organisms and other invaders.
This natural defence system works around the clock in thousands of different ways but, being human, we usually only really notice it when it fails!
Having a healthy immune system is critical during the winter months as our first line of defence against colds and other bugs.
Nutrition and immunity
Many factors go into maintaining a strong immune system (exercise, sleep and stress management among them), but there’s no doubt nutrition is one of the most important.
Some of the key nutrients that can help keep your defence system in tip-top shape include:
Elderberries are packed with powerful antioxidants that may boost your immune system.
Elderberries have been used in traditional herbal medicine to help relieve symptoms of colds and flus.
A flowering plant used for centuries to treat various ailments, including upper respiratory tract infections.
Many studies back up its effectiveness in treating the viruses that cause colds and upper respiratory tract infections.
When you think of immune system boosting nutrients, chances are this superstar comes to mind.
A winter fave, Vitamin C is an antioxidant and a nutrient that helps the body build and maintain healthy skin to block entry of germs, as well as supporting immune system health.
Another powerful antioxidant that may support the immune system by enhancing the activity of cells within the immune system. We say E for excellent.
Zinc is an important mineral that is involved in many biological process in the body, is present in every cell and is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system.
A fun way to get your dose in one easy go
Our tip for getting all of these nutrients in one easy and delicious go, and is also a handy hack for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules: Adult Vita Gummies.
Yup, the clever folk at Nature’s Way understand that while we all try for a healthy and balanced diet, it’s hard to cover every base all of the time (and that not everyone is good at swallowing tablets).
The company’s range of adult gummies includes the 99.8 per cent sugar-free Immune Support gummies – a supplement combining all the key nutrients mentioned above.
A unique way to boost your daily health this cold and flu season!
This post is brought to you by Nature’s Way Adult Vita Gummies Immune Support. Always read the label. Follow directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.