Winter Supplements; Shine Until Spring

Tuesday 09th Nov 2021 |

Now more than ever we need to protect our health by supporting our immune systems with the right combination of healthy diet, lifestyle and a little additional help!

Here we have rounded up our favourite winter supplements including everything you need to blow away the cobwebs and shine right through until spring.

Herbalist Sebastian Pole founder of Herbalreality.com a new website which educated on popular medicinal herbs, says:

“Choose a supplement that contains echinacea and elderberry. Echinacea is the herbal practitioner’s favourite for preventing infectious conditions like frequent colds, sore throats, sinuses, or viral infections like flu. And elder berries are a rich source of Vitamin C, Anthocyanins and Flavonoids all of which are powerful antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. They have also been shown to neutralise the enzyme responsible for helping viruses enter the body can prevent viruses spreading in the respiratory mucous membranes, neutralising 10 strains of flu virus.

Also there’s lots of remedies you can make at home, here’s my favourite recipe for a Kitchen Cough Syrup:

A Clean Glass Jar & Label
Thyme/Oregano/Turmeric/Ginger (10g of each) Best quality
A small bottle of vodka or brandy (150ml)
Mix the herbs into the jar, add the alcohol, screw the lid on tightly.
Leave to soak for two weeks and give a good shake every day.
Then strain and add to 300ml honey.
Store in the fridge and use within three months.
Use as a winter tonic straight off the spoon or diluted in warm water.

Nutritionist and Psychologist, Dr. Naomi Newman-Beinart PhD says: 

“Taking care of your immune system by ensuring that you aren’t lacking any vital vitamins and minerals, is essential. I advise patients to eat a balanced diet, but this isn’t always easy and many people struggle to get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of certain vitamins and minerals. If you’re worried about catching everything going around try taking a high-quality multivitamin such as Evity multivitamins as they are really affordable and include high-quality, science-based nutrients such as Vitamin C and D, selenium, zinc and cordyceps mushrooms for immune support, and essential nutrients that other multivitamins sometimes miss out like boron, vitamin K2 and selenium, plus herbs, amino acids, and phytosterols.

PhD BOOST Capsules – RRP £20.00

It’s more important than ever this year to take care of our immune system heading into the Autumn/Winter months. Entering into the worst season for cold and flu, plus the extra strains of the pandemic, we must take a little extra care of ourselves. PhD BOOST capsules deliver a combination of vitamins, minerals, quercetin, beta-glucans and ginger, including Vitamin C and Iron which contribute to the normal function of the immune system. Helping you to stay prepared to take on the daily demands of a performance-driven lifestyle. A great way to ensure you are getting all the correct nutrients that you might not get through food and drink alone, in one simple to consume capsule.

 

Cannabotech’s Immunity Drops.

Cannabotech’s Immunity drops contain a unique blend of reishi, cordyceps, enokitake, and shitake to help strengthen your immune system as well as zinc and premium pharmaceutical-grade CBD which contributes to a balanced immune system- all to keep you healthy though out the winter months. Unlike your typical CBD brands, Cannabotech is the first ever CBD brand to offer a never-been-seen before formula combining premium grade CBD with the power of medicinal mushrooms.

ishga Organic Seaweed Supplements

ishga’s Organic Seaweed Food Capsules are rich in sustainably wild-harvested seaweed from the pure pristine waters of the Outer Hebrides. Seaweed contains a broad spectrum of minerals, trace elements, vitamin groups, amino acids and essential fatty acids that can help to boost metabolism and support the nervous system.

Seaweed is naturally rich in iodine, an essential mineral that the body needs to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body’s metabolism and many other important functions.  ishga seaweed capsules are an excellent source of iodine, providing all your daily iodine requirements, a nutrient that contributes to normal: Energy Yielding Metabolism, Thyroid Health, Cognitive Function, Maintenance of Skin and Functioning Nervous System.

Spatone® liquid iron contains natural, iron rich water sourced from Snowdonia National Park. The iron in Spatone can help maintain iron levels whilst causing fewer of the unpleasant side effects often experienced with conventional iron food supplements. Generally, iron is a difficult mineral for the body to absorb, however the iron in Spatone is available in a readily absorbable format.

Spatone® Liquid Iron

Iron is a key nutrient required to maintain a healthy immune system. When our haemoglobin and ferritin, iron stores, are low this can result in depressing our immune system and make us more susceptible to illness and infection.

The best sources of iron are red meat, but more and more people are avoiding this for health reasons. Eggs are also a great source of iron. Plant based options include fortified cereals, beans, wholegrain carbohydrate, green leafy vegetables and some nuts but these need to be combined with a Vitamin C for best absorption.

The water in Spatone is a naturally occurring liquid iron option for anyone looking to supplement their iron intake. Created from the iron-rich water of Snowdonia, it’s easy on the stomach and readily absorbed. It’s also vegan friendly.

Spatone is available in two variants: Spatone Original natural iron rich water and Spatone Apple with Vitamin C. This combines the iron rich water with apple concentrate and Vitamin C which helps with the absorption of iron. Vitamin C also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system as well as contributing to normal energy yielding metabolism and a reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Skin Woof Collagen Beauty Drink 

Skin Woof Collagen Beauty Drink delivers a synergistic blend of marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and other ingredients that work from within to nourish, smooth and firm the skin. The collagen used in the drinks is scientifically researched Peptan Marine Collagen, with 3,000mg per sachet.

The Strawberry & Lime flavour won Best New Beauty Supplement in the 2020 Pure Beauty awards.

The efficacy of Skin Woof Collagen Beauty Drink is improved by the addition of powerful skin antioxidants including vitamin A, pomegranate extract and herbal extract, Gotu Kola, which is unique to Skin Woof’s formula. Gotu Kola is fast becoming a favorite in modern medicine and skin care for its healing abilities, anti-aging properties, and even improvement of blood circulation. The drink also contains vitamin C, which helps with the formation of collagen.

Skin Woof Collagen Drink is conveniently packaged into tasty Strawberry & Lime and Orange & Mango flavour on-the-go sachets that dissolve easily in water. It contains no sugar, gluten, lactose and no artificial preservatives, flavourings or colours. RRP: £39.95 for 30 sachets.

Bioglan’s VITAGUMMIES

Bioglan’s best-selling family multivitamin, VitaGummies, offer a delicious, convenient and vegetarian friendly way for your whole family to have their daily dose of vitamins and minerals and keeping an overall check on immunity. Bioglan VitaGummies are specially formulated with nine key nutrients from Vitamin B1 to reduce tiredness and fatigue, B12 for psychological function, to Vitamin D to help support healthy teeth, Vitamin C for a healthy immune system and Iodine to help contribute to the normal growth of children.

Vitamin D3 1000IU, £9.99 (60 gummies)

With everyone in the UK said to benefit from taking Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, Bioglan Vitamin D3 VitaGummies are an easy, delicious way to support your Vitamin D levels, especially throughout the winter months. Each gummy contains 1000IU of Vitamin D3 and help with the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, muscle function and even immune system, all whilst being vegetarian friendly.

Rejuvenated Immune Complex RRP £20 

Immune Complex contains a blend of prebiotics and probiotics to naturally prime the digestive system. Together, these gut boosting ingredients help to build and maintain a healthy colony of bacteria and microorganisms which in turn boosts brain and heart health, improves mood and contributes to a strong immune system.

  • Boosts the digestive system
  • Supports heart health
  • Improves cognitive mental health
  • Improves mood
  • Contributes to a strong immune system
  • Improves energy levels
  • Helps to alleviate respiratory disorders

Deja’s GOLD SHIELD Ayurvedic blend 

Designed to prepare your body to fight whatever might be thrown at it. This powerful blend of adaptogenic herbs can help with some much needed mental, physical and vibrational spritz into your day to night, so you can power on through. For thousands of years, TURMERIC & GINGER have been used to support the immune system function, while ASHWAGANDHA – an ancient medicinal herb – can help you to feel calmer and happier.  AMLAaka the Indian super-berry, packs 20 times more Vitamin C than an orange, helping fight infection and boost energy levels.

CurraNZ RRP:  £23.99

New Zealand Blackcurrant extract,  CurraNZ  is a 100% natural sport and health superfood supplement, helps with the following;

  • Strengthens immune system
  • Increases energy
  • Makes exercise easier
  • Burns more calories
  • Helps you stay sharper
  • Reduces arterial stiffness and blood pressure
  • Reduces developing type 2 diabetes
  • Improves insulin resistance by 22% and helps tackle obesity

RRP:  £23.99

Diet, lifestyle, and other external factors can affect the appearance and health of your hair, skin and nails. Sea Or’s incredibly effective supplement is the product of expert scientific research, combine with natural skin-loving ingredients to overcome these factors. Developed in partnership with leading nutritionists and scientists, Sea Or supplements have been formulated using a proprietary blend of scientifically selected seaweeds, combined with specially selected vitamins and minerals to enhance health and wellbeing.  They are 100% natural, vegan and gluten free.
Each box contains 60 capsules. RRP £35.

Age Defy+ by Cha Vøhtz Green Beauty with Astaxanthin – £34.00 for 60 capsules (vegan)

Green Beauty with Astaxanthin capsules from Age Defy+ by Cha Vøhtz combine Astaxanthin with five nutrient-rich superfoods with exceptionally strong antioxidant properties. Together they help:

 

  • Protect against the effects of pollution and UV light
  • Rejuvenate your cells and help fight signs of ageing
  • Provide cell protection
  • Aid detoxification
  • Boost the immune system
  • Maintain healthy tissue

Contains 6 nutrient-rich superfoods – Astaxanthin*, Seagreens® Seaweed, Barley grass, Wheatgrass, Spirulina, Chlorella

Suitable for use during pregnancy. Available from www.greenpeople.co.uk

Leapfrog IMMUNE

Leapfrog IMMUNE is the first immune support supplement of its kind in the UK – an award-winning chewable tablet with lactoferrin, zinc and vitamin C. Lactoferrin is an anti-viral and anti-bacterial protein that your body synthesises daily, working in your eyes, nose, mouth & white blood cells to protect you against germs. Sometimes the body needs a little help though, particularly as we slide into the winter months. All the family can take Leapfrog at the first sign of scratchy throat or sniffle to nip it in the bud. A must-have in the medicine cabinet!

Trace Minerals Zinc Supplements

Searches for zinc supplement benefits have shot up by 300% recently and it’s no wonder considering that, as an essential micronutrient for numerous functions in the body, zinc is crucial to almost every aspect of health. With zinc supplements available in many forms, Trace Minerals offer a zinc supplement in liquid ionic form, which is the form most widely recognised by the body.

Spokesperson for Trace Minerals, Dr. Darrin Starkey says: “Zinc should be critical to our diet and supplementation right now. We don’t naturally carry much of this essential element in our bodies (only about 2.5 grams), so the results of intake, even if small, has extraordinary benefits on our overall health. For example, it’s vitally important to our immune system and can speed up the process of wound healing. It also helps to sharpen our sense of taste, smell, and sight. It’s estimated that around 25% of the world’s population is at risk of zinc deficiency and this can be recognised by dizziness when standing up too fast or through a loss of taste and smell. When overwhelmed or in a state of stress, the body uses its zinc storage faster in attempt to protect health, so it’s no wonder that currently, society is more prone to zinc deficiency and supplements are more beneficial than ever before.”

 

Available on Organax, RRP £12.99.

 

 

 

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