No one wants to be out with the flu for two weeks feeling miserable and sick. We know that some people think you can only catch a cold during winter or even mistake a summer cold for other issues, such as allergies. But contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be cold outside to catch a cold. That’s why you should implement these lifestyle changes to strengthen your immune system.
- Lower your stress
- Get a restful night's sleep
- Have a consistent exercise routine
- Practice good hygiene-Wash your hands!
- Strengthen your gut
- Improve circulation in your home
There are also some key ingredients you should look out for which help to boost your immunity and fight off a pesky cold.
Quercetin is a flavonoid that has a wide range of health benefits such as protecting against free radicals due to its antioxidant properties and relieving allergy symptoms. You can also take quercetin if you want to boost your immune system, aid exercise performance, fight inflammation and maintain general health.
Herbs Of Gold Quercetin Complex provides 500mg of quercetin blended with bioflavonoids and vitamin C to support healthy immune system function. Bioflavonoids are a group of plant pigments that give colour to many fruits and vegetables including, onions, apples, broccoli and berries.
Vitamin D is also very beneficial for your health as it activates your immune system as well as maintains bone health and assists the absorption of dietary calcium. Many people know that vitamin D can be obtained from safe sun exposure but if you are struggling to get enough you can also take supplements. It is important to get adequate amounts of vitamin D into your system as low levels are associated with higher risk of respiratory infections.
Wanderlust Plant Vitamin D3 is a consciously created, vegan source of vitamin D3 in a convenient, readily absorbed liquid spray. It’s perfect for people who struggle with taking pills. This product is so easy, just one spray a day and you’re done!
One of the main reasons people take vitamin C supplements is to boost their immune system, as vitamin C is involved in many parts of the immune system. It encourages the production of white blood cells, helping to protect your body against infection. Vitamin C can also shorten the amount of time you are sick.
This daily nutrient powder is easy to add into your routine as you can simply mix it into your water or juice daily. It helps support a healthy immune system and aid in general wellbeing. Melrose Vitamin C+ Bioflavanoids assist in immune boosting, preventing colds and flus and is ideal for those with seasonal allergies.
Zinc is a popular treatment for the common cold and is important to the body in many ways. It specifically helps your immune system by aiding the production of immune cells such as white blood cells which help your body fight off diseases. Zinc is also beneficial in healing wounds and supporting normal growth. Like vitamin C, by taking zinc at the onset of a cold you can decrease the time you are sick.
Blackmores Bio Zinc is a high strength, one-a-day dose that supports reproductive system health, healthy immune system function, skin integrity and wound healing.