Too busy to get sick? How to help keep winter bugs at bay
These superstar nutrients and herbs may help you get back on your feet quicker (or stay on them to start with).
Think of your immune system as being like your defensive barrier.
A strong immune system leaves you better placed to fight off winter nasties and if there is anything we don’t want, it’s to be laid up sick.
Regular exercise, getting seven to nine hours sleep a night, limiting your alcohol intake and minimising stress have all been found to help with a healthy immune system.
So too, has eating a balanced diet. But if you have any dietary gaps, supplementation can help plug them.
Here are just some of the immune-supporting herbs, vitamins and minerals to look out for in the BIOGLAN range:
ANDROGRAPHIS: Extracts of this plant can help to reduce the severity of common colds and flu symptoms including cough, runny nose, and sore throat.
OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT: A powerful antioxidant; leaves of the olive tree have been shown to combat free radicals.
ZINC: Important to the body in so many ways, zinc helps to support immune system health and function.
TURMERIC: The main active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is a powerful antioxidant which helps reduce free radical damage to body cells.
ECHINACEA: This herb has been found to help reduce the duration and severity of common colds and flu, helping us get back on our feet faster.
VITAMIN C: Known as an “essential nutrient” that your body cannot make or store, vitamin C can help reduce the duration and severity of the common cold.
EUCALYPTUS: Much more than just a pleasant smell, eucalyptus oil – extracted from the leaf of the eucalyptus tree – can help relieve symptoms of a sore throat.
So, how do you get all of these and more?
If you’re looking to support your immune system health or reduce the severity and duration of a common cold, Bioglan’s immunity range can lend a helping hand.
Bioglan Immunoforce is a unique formulation that combines andrographis, olive leaf extract, echinacea, vitamin C, zinc and turmeric. The combo can help support immune system health and reduce the severity and duration of common cold and flu symptoms.
Bioglan one-a-day Vitamin C Forte Non Acidic 1000 is a non-acidic daily dose of vitamin C that’s gentle on the stomach, combined with antioxidant-rich citrus bioflavonoids, hesperidin and rutin, for immune and cold-fighting support.
There’s also Bioglan Lung Clear, a multi-action formula made using traditional Western herbal medicine and scientific evidence to support immune and lung health, and help clear respiratory tract mucous, reduce bronchial mucous congestion and improve cough productivity.
One of the first signs of a cold can be a tickly, sore throat. Bioglan Rapid Action Throat-Clear Herbal Lozenges contain vitamin C, zinc, eucalyptus, fennel, menthol, peppermint and thyme oil to quickly help relieve that icky, scratchy feeling and reduce nasal congestion– great for when you’re on the run. The herbal lozenges come in soothing menthol or honey lemon flavours.
The unique blends of herbal ingredients designed to support your immune system health – to help keep you on your feet as much as possible.
* This post is brought to you by Bioglan Immunity. These medicines may not be right for you. Read the label before purchase. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.