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Boosting your immune system this winter!

Boosting your immune System – help from NutritionMum!

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Confused by the vast array of supplements to take when trying to boost your immune system? Here is our list of our favourite supplements which may help boost our immune system.

 

Lactoferrin:
Bio Source’s Immune Plus, Blackmore’s immune defence and Codral’s Immune Boost contain Lactoferrin Bovine, which is a whey based protein derived from cow’s milk.
Research shows that Lactoferrin is antiviral and antibacterial, and boosts immune function by destroying harmful organisms within the digestive tract. Lactoferrin is like having a bodyguard for our immune system, especially useful for people to take who are inconstant contact with the general public, people who are prone to recurrent infections.

Echinacea:
Has been shown to boost the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells, which defend our body against foreign microorganisms. Echinacea additionally stimulates a group of immune system cells to digest bacteria and other foreign bodies. Echinacea helps reduce the duration of colds and minor respiratory infections

Vitamin C
Is a water-soluble immune supporting vitamin, which is not manufactured by the body. It is important in immunity as it is involved in the function of white blood cells and antibodies. It is beneficial when dealing with the symptoms of the common cold. Vitamin C helps to reduce the severity and duration of colds.

Zinc
Is a mineral that is essential to good health as it is found in every cell of the body and is involved in many enzyme reactions. Adequate levels of zinc are critical for the proper functioning of the immune system. Zinc inhibits the growth of many viruses, including the common cold viruses.

Olive leaf
Is naturally rich in the nutrients selenium, zinc, iron, vitamin C and betacarotene. These nutrients are important for the healthy functioning of the immune system and are important for good health. Olive leaf contains a broad spectrum of strong antioxidants.

Garlic
Has traditionally been used for the relief of chronic bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, recurrent colds, and flu. Garlic has been shown to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal and antiparasitic properties.

Andrographis
Take at the first sign of a cold for powerful symptom relief. Andrographis is an Ayurvedic herb which has been used for hundreds of years in Chinese and Indian medicine. It is been traditionally used to help reduce the symptoms associated with the common cold, such as fever, sore throats and coughs.

Codliver Oil
A rich, natural source of vitamins A and D and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin A helps to maintain healthy respiratory and digestive tract linings which are the first line of defence against infection. It also supports a healthy immune system. Vitamin D is essential for optimal calcium absorption.

So come in store and let our staff customize a solution for you, or visit our web store to pick up the supplements best suited to you.

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