Our body may generally have the ability to keep a strong immune defence against winter ills and chills, particularly if we have a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and find a good balance between work and quality time resting and recovering. But occasionally it helps to support our natural healing response to winter ills and chills with natural health supplements. This is often needed when children are starting school or day care, if we are over-working, or experiencing higher levels of stress, or are exposed to air-conditioned environments, particularly at work or during travel.
There are some fantastic herbs that support the body’s defences and a healthy immune response. Favoured herbs are:
- Olive Leaf
Scientific studies have shown that Garlic extract for example, can assist immune cell function and Echinacea is effective in healthy recovery.
Vitamin C is a commonly used supplement for support during winter ills and chills. It comes in many different forms and strengths, such as Liposomal, Ester-C, Ascorbic Acid and Citrus Bioflavonoids to name just a few. They are often combined with other immune support ingredients for extra support.
Our bodies have an amazing ability to adapt to the constant change of environmental threats, and we are extremely fortunate to have such a wide variety of natural health products to support a healthy immune system and maintain optimal health.