It looks like we could be settling in to a pretty cold winter here in NZ so it seems rather timely that we share with you our top 5 vitamin & supplement recommendations to help you get through the colder months...
You always pop vitamin C when you feel a cold coming on. However, during winter when vegetables and fruits high in the immune boosting vitamin are scarce, you may need to take regular vitamin C supplements to support body tissue growth, healthy blood vessels, strong bones and teeth, and to ward off winter influenza.
This is one of the very best supplements we know of to help with both viral and bacterial infections, which means it will work well whether you have a cold, the flu or the beginnings of a sinus infection.
Replenishing beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract is one of the most important practices in keeping your immune system functioning optimally.
As the days get shorter and the nights longer, it seems that we hardly see any sunshine during winter. This can be bad news for the D deficient since this essential vitamin is only absorbed when the body is exposed to sunlight. That’s why getting out in the sun (when weather permits) is vital during colder, darker months. Without vitamin D, the body can’t absorb calcium or stimulate certain immune responses that protect us from colds and infections.
Winter’s short, dark days combined with bone-chilling temperatures can put you in a state of winter blahs, or worse, seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Luckily, omega-3 fatty acid supplements can help boost your mood, improve your mental focus, and ward off the sniffles.