Immunity is a hot topic at the moment. When our immune system is working well and it is well supported, you forget it actually exists. However, when our immune system is under-active, you have a greater chance of picking up infections, viruses and other health conditions.
Over the last 6 months or so many people have focused more on building their immunity due to Covid-19. Some have only focused on immune boosting changes for a short period of time, however your immunity takes time to build, and longer term lifestyle changes and consistency are required to have a well performing immune system.
These lifestyle changes include dietary changes to include immune boosting foods and herbs, regular exercises, reducing stress, improving your sleep, limiting alcohol and sugar and supplementing your diet with nutrients.
So we've created a list of our top 5 products to help you improve your immune system through supplementation ahead of the recent spike in Covid19. Our top 5 for supporting your immunity:
- Natures Plus Liquid GOLD Multivitamin Liquid
- Garden of Life Microbiome Formula Mood+
- Viridian Elderberry Syrup + Vitamin C
- Terranova Zinc Complex
- Natures Plus Vitamin D3
1. Natures Plus Liquid GOLD Multivitamin Liquid
A Multivitamin is a foundational element of immunity supplementation. It helps to fill the gaps of the nutrients that you aren’t able to get from food enabling you to get all the necessary nutrients to keep your immune system working well. Also, the extra nutrients give your immunity a boost.
We love Natures Plus due to their use of food based and organic ingredients. For us, the Natures Plus Liquid GOLD Multivitamin is one of the most nutrient rich, immune boosting and wholefood based multivitamins on the market. It’s one of our best selling products and a product that we get great feedback on all the time.
2. Garden of Life Microbiome Formula Mood+
Probiotics are good bacteria that support your digestive system to absorb the nutrients from food and supplementation. The nutrients are key to detoxifying your colon and supporting your immune system.
We think Garden of Life have really created great products, including organic ingredients at competitive prices. That’s a tough ask. For us, The Microbiome Formula is a great product as it has a high number of probiotics (50 Billion CFU value), 16 different strains of cultures, is both for Men and Women and has added Ashwagandha which has a number of benefits including reducing stress, anxiety and managing hormonal balance and adrenal fatigue.
3. Viridian Elderberry Syrup + Vitamin C
The Elderberry plant has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Apparently, even Hippocrates understood that this plant was key to boosting your immune system. There has been many studies to date to show that Elderberry has the ability to fight colds, the flu, inflammation and allergies.
We love Viridian as they cater for all. They focus on clean products, ethical principles and great value. What we like about this product is it has added Vitamin C to the Elderberry syrup to create a strong dose of this natural plant syrup. Also, due to the lack of alcohol as part of the natural preserving process, children from the age of 1 are able to have it.
4. Terranova Zinc Complex
Zinc supplements are commonly used to fight off colds and other illnesses. Research suggests that Zinc can interfere with the molecular process to help reduce the buildup of bacteria in the nasal passages. Great if you have a cold.
Terranova have a great mix of freeze dried food based ingredients in their complexes, helping you get the most out of their supplements. The Terranova Zinc Complex has added food ingredients to aid the absorption of the Zinc. The 15mg dose of Zinc is a great addition to boost the immune system.
5. Natures Plus Vitamin D3
A deficiency in Vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmune illnesses and increases the susceptibility of infections. There is a lot of research about Vitamin D, which has been added to recently with the Covid19 Vitamin D link as well. The research shows that Vitamin D promotes protecting your immunity and your respiratory systems, which is key with Covid19 still around.
Again, this is one of Natures Plus’s organic food based gems. This product is our favourite Vitamin D with 2500IU per capsule of organic food based ingredients that your body will recognise and absorb well.