As we are steadily rolling into the cooler months and with the current concerns with Coronavirus around the world, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to discuss with you our favourite immune products. Keeping your immune system strong is the best way to avoid getting unwell. These 2 supplements are our Naturopath Hayley’s recommendations for everyday immune products that you can incorporate into your daily routine to keep your immune system healthy.
Cod liver oil – Rosita Premium Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil is an excellent source of both vitamin D and vitamin A that is essential for our immune health. Vitamin A is used by the body for the health of our mucous membranes that line our nasal and respiratory passages and can help to reduce the likelihood of bacteria and viruses adhering onto these membranes and causing an infection. Vitamin D enhances the immune function by supporting macrophage and white blood cell activity and making it easier for our immune system to recognise bacterial and viral infections, and fight them off more effectively.
We love the Rosita Cod Liver Oil products. They have a premium extra virgin cod liver oil range and we like this brand as the quality is so much better than most. They use natural and ancient methods of oil extraction which preserves the quality and purity of the oil. The level of vitamin D and vitamin A that is in there is also significantly higher than most on the market. It is pure and low in heavy metals and pollutants. It’s also nice and easy to take in a capsule form (no nasty fishy taste!) and there is also a liquid version for kids.
Vitamin C – Biomedica C-Caps
We all know that vitamin C is such an important supplement for immune health. Research shows that taking vitamin C reduces the severity and durations of infections but getting the dose right is key. Most supplements offer poor absorption and low dosing which often isn’t enough to aid your immunity and assist infection fighting. The Biomedica C-caps contains 750mg of vitamin C per capsule which is split between 3 different forms. This keeps it super gentle on the tummy and enhances absorption. It also contains some bioflavonoids, vitamin E and betacarotene (a form of vitamin A) for extra immune support. The dosing for adults is 1 capsule a day as a daily supplement, and you can take 3-4 capsules a day if you come down with a virus.
Please be aware not all supplements are made equally. We only sell high quality products which are going to give you optimal therapeutic effect upon consumption. We sell both of these products described above at pH Clinic and you can find us here 7 days a week, 9am – 6pm Monday – Friday and 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. If you would like to book in to see one of our practitioners for more support or supplemental advice, please book online or call us on 0420 644 852