BY CLAIR WHITTY
Are you wondering if it’s too early to think about boosting your immune system? So that you could try prevent winter viruses, coughs, and colds and not miss days from work or school. I think this is the perfect time to give your immune system a boost. But what are the best supplements to take? As you know there are many supplements to choose, it can be very confusing.
Vitamin D, Beta Glucans, Elderberry, vitamin C, and Zinc are just some of the supplements that you will have heard about that can help. These supplements can help to fight off some of the bacteria and viruses that frequently attack your immune system.
Solgar ‘s Beta Glucans & Elderberry Immune Complex contains all of these in one unique blend. No need for several supplements. It contains Elderberry which is one of my favourite herbs. It has a long history of traditional use for helping relieve colds, flus, and sinus infections. It also contains 2,000 IUs of Vitamin D. We now know from research that most of us are possibly deficient in vitamin D, so it would be no harm in topping it up. This complex also contains 400mg of Ester C, a patented and highly absorbable form of vitamin C which lasts in the body for a full 24 hours. It also contains the immune-supporting Zinc which is at a decent dose of 15mg. Beta Glucans prepare the immune system for attack. In simple terms, I think of them, almost like a bow and arrow that is poised and ready to fire at pathogens that enter the blood stream. There is a lot of research being done on Beta Glucans.
I think Solgar’s Beta Glucans& Elderberry Immune Complex is a nice blend to support your immune system. One supplement instead of several. It was created to for when you need additional immune support, such as winter months or periods of increased exercise or stress.
A diet rich in antioxidants will help protect your immune system too. This can include berries, brightly coloured fruit, and vegetables, as well as garlic and ginger. Herbal teas are also great, Pukka Elderberry and Echinacea, or Yogi Echinacea Tea are good options.
It’s not too early to start supporting your immune system.
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