In the Winter months, the cold weather and less vitamin D (through lack of sunlight) leaves us more susceptible to the flu, colds and other nasty illnesses.
At times like these, our immune system could do with all the help it can get, that’s why we’ve rounded up our top 5 immune supporting vitamins and nutrients to help you stay on top of your health this January:
Vitamin D – This immunomodulating hormone is key for reducing hyper-inflammatory responses and supporting white blood cells, both of which help your immune system function optimally. Studies have also shown that low vitamin D levels correlate with higher risk of upper respiratory tract infections, influenza and asthma.
Vitamin C – This essential everyday vitamin cannot be stored by the body so to ensure you have enough in your system, it must be consumed daily. It’s a powerful antioxidant which can help protect against oxidative stress and fight free radicals. It’s also needed for the production of white blood cells and cell death.
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid) – Folic Acid plays an important role in the production of red blood cells, DNA and protein synthesis. It contributes to the normal function of the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Just like vitamin C, it cannot be stored in the body and should be consumed daily.
Elderberry Extract -The humble elderberry has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Rich in anthocyanins and phenolic acids, Elderberry has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcuminoids – Derived from the Turmeric plant, curcuminoids are the main active ingredient found in Turmeric. They can help modulate the activation of your immune systems T cells, B cells. They’re also anti-inflammatory and antioxidant making them a great addition to your winter defence supplementation routine.
Aguulp for Immunity contains all of these immune boosting ingredients as well as your full daily requirement of omega-3 and vitamins A & E. It’s the perfect everyday multivitamin that offers an extra boost to your immune system in times of need.
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