It continues to be important for us to increase/maintain our immunity and Bigvits are here to support you to do this naturally.
Here are the products we feel are essential to consider when trying to naturally increase your immunity:
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that cleans up the free radicals that impact on how efficiently our immune system works. If you are unfortunate enough to catch a cold, then Vitamin C has also been shown to help reduce the length and severity of cold symptoms. Bigvits have some great Vitamin C products, including a Probiotic with Vitamin C designed to improve daily immunity.
Vitamin D is classically linked to helping keep our teeth and bones healthy and strong and it is thought to be at its lowest in March, however, Vitamin D is also thought to help activate the immune system and fight infections. As Vitamin D is produced from the sunlight a supplement is recommended in the winter months (until April).
Zinc is another mineral that is known to help reduce cold symptoms and duration. It can also help to reduce the risk of upper respiratory infections in youngsters.
Epicor is a great product that is available for adults and children that is also suitable for vegans. It is a natural product that is designed to strengthen immunity and keep the immune system balanced and performing to its optimal level.
Other things we can do to increase our immunity include:
- Keep good hygiene e.g. wash your hands well
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get a good night sleep (more information: https://bigvits.co.uk/help-i-need-a-good-nights-sleep/)
- Reduce stress (more information: https://bigvits.co.uk/tips-for-managing-stress-this-stress-awareness-month/)
- Stay hydrated
- Eat a healthy diet with fresh fruit and vegetables including:
Cinnamon – mix into a hot drink or sprinkle on some porriage
Citrus fruits – known for containing Vitamin C especially oranges, limes and lemons,
Chicken, eggs, pumpkin and sunflower seeds – known to contain zinc which can help reduce the severity of symptoms
Mushrooms – contain Zinc and Vitamin D
Elderberries – can help recovery from a cold and/or illness
Raw garlic – can help boost our immunity