If you are one of the lucky one’s who hasn’t been sick this winter or simply don’t want a repeat event, there are lots of herbal and nutritional options you have at your disposal. Here are three suggestions that can help prevent winter infections.
Whilst there is often confusion in the media as to the role that Echinacea can play in colds and flu, research suggests a prominent role in the prevention of travel-associated infection. This is accompanied by a statistically significant contribution to the prevention of winter infection.
Phil’s Pick: Mediherb Echinacea Premium
Chinese medicine describes Astragalus as a force field for the body. It is not appropriate for acute colds and flu but is very beneficial for post infection with Siberian Ginseng to get those energy levels back up! Best use is between infections to stop you from getting sick.
Phil’s Pick: Fusion Astra 8
People who are low in Vitamin D can be to one third more likely to get an infection. Asthma sufferers can be up to 6 times more prone to infection with compromised Vitamin D levels. When the sun comes out by all means get your dose but during winter it pays your immune system to be diligent with your vitamin D levels.
Phil’s Pick: BioCeuticals Vitamin D Forte
This easy to use drop dose makes it easy to keep regular. Ideal for those who don’t like taking capsules.
Want more information? Why not visit our South Melbourne or City stores and speak to our qualified staff who will happy to make sure you get the best choice for you.
Philip Watkins – Naturopath
Evelyn Faye South Melbourne