Boost your immune system

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There has been an increasing demand by people who have been looking for natural ways to boost their immunity during the coronavirus restrictions.  

Holland & Barrett, one of the world’s leading health and wellness retailers and the largest in Europe, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and with its main priority being to make wellness accessible for everyone.  They not only have a large range of health supplements and products that can help you to stay healthy and boost your immune system but their employees are trained to recommend the right products for you.

A weak immune system may mean that you are more prone to frequent infections. Signs that you may have a weakened immune system include: feeling stressed; prone to catching colds; frequent stomach problems including diarrhea, gas or constipation; wounds that are slow to heal and feeling tired all the time. 

One of the best ways to protect your body from viruses and to fight off germs, infection and disease is to make some lifestyle changes. Try to eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, get a good night’s sleep, don’t smoke and try to minimise stress.  Easier said than done in some cases, but there are products that can help put you on the right track to a stronger immune system. 

When it comes to your diet, you should try to make sure you are getting your ‘five a day’ recommended portions of fruit and vegetables but there are also certain nutrients that play an important role in immune health. 

Vitamin A – found in liver, milk and cheese and dark green leafy vegetables and orange fruit. Try Holland & Barrett Vitamin A 100 Capsules with fish liver oils which have many benefits for your overall health and immune system.

Vitamin C – is present in fruit and vegetables, including peppers, kiwis, oranges, tomatoes, blackcurrants and broccoli. Vitamin C is one of the body’s most important vitamins and keeping levels topped up is vital for overall health. Holland & Barrett Timed Release Vitamin C with Rose Hips 120 Caplets 1000mg can help contribute to the normal function of the immune and nervous system as well as reducing tiredness & fatigue.

Zinc – eat meat, shellfish, poultry, eggs, cheese, as well as root veg, nuts and seeds, and wholegrain cereals and breads. While there are many food sources of zinc, some people may be at a higher risk of not getting enough zinc in their diets. Holland & Barrett High Strength Zinc 100 Tablets 15mg are a great way to boost the levels of zinc in your body. They provide all the benefits of zinc in an easy to swallow one-a-day high strength tablet. Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system, normal fertility and reproduction, maintenance of normal vision and cognitive function.

Selenium – is found in nuts and seeds, grains, vegetables, eggs, poultry, fish and shellfish. Selenium is an essential trace mineral and the most important mineral for the immune system. It is used by the body to maintain normal thyroid function, and it contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system, the maintenance of normal hair and nails and to protect cells from oxidative stress. Because we can’t produce selenium ourselves we have to rely on our diet, selenium supplements, or a combination of the two to ensure that we get enough. Try Holland & Barrett Selenium 250 Tablets 200ug.

Vitamin D –is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin”, but it is also found in oily fish, eggs, fortified breakfast cereals, spreads and dairy products. Our bodies produce vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight, but we can also get it through certain foods and supplements.  The sunshine vitamin is significant for bone, brain and muscle health as well as your heart. Vitamin D could prevent against developing a cold or the flu. How do you know if you are getting enough Vitamin D? There are several factors that will influence your body’s ability to synthesise vitamin D, including being exposed to less sunlight, such as during the winter months, wearing clothes that cover more of your skin in the summer months, having darker skin, and being over 65. Boost your immunity with Holland & Barrett Vitamin D3 100 Tablets 25ug.

If you want to support your kids’ immune system Sambucol For Kids 4-12 Years + Vitamin C Black Elderberry 30 Gummies or Holland & Barrett Healthy Kids Omega 3 Fish Oils with A,D,E & C Bursting Berry Flavour Chewy Capsules are easy to take and are exclusively formulated for children.

Advisory Information:
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or are under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional and always read the label before use.

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