Stay Well This Winter

March 16, 2020 2 min read

Immune health during the cold winter months.

We all live life at a frenetic pace and frankly don’t have time to slow down. Which means staying fit and well is top of mind for most of us, especially as we move from summer into the colder winter months.

Having a holistic approach to daily wellbeing and immune health means finding “me-time”, exercising and eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet that focuses on foods that support your immune system like berries, citrus fruits and nuts.  Incorporating foods that are good for gut microbiome like kimchi, kombucha and your favourite yoghurt may be a good idea too as we now know a diverse gut microbiome is critical to the function of our immune systems.  Conversely, a diet that’s low in nutrients and fibre — such as calorie-laden fast or processed foods — is associated with a less diverse gut microbiome and an immune system that is less likely to fight off those dreaded winter bugs!

We can take comfort in our an old family soup recipe or a tried and trusted hot toddy to help us through winter, but most of us will also turn to our favourite go-to winter supplements like vitamin C or D3. But, if you’re looking for something new, innovative and science-based to minimise down-days in winter? Live bacterial strains are showing great promise in supporting immune defences, in particular Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL9 and Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2.

So, next time you decide it’s time to top-up on your go-to winter supplements, have a look out for a comprehensive immune complex which not only contains immune-supporting vitamins but live bacterial strains too, formulated to balance and maintain the immune system and keep you well this winter.

 



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