It’s early into Winter, but you may already start noticing some of the colds and flues that the cold time of year bring. There are many supplements to take to protect yourself and your family from the various flues. Here are some good general supplements to take to help immunity and fight and colds, flues and coughs this coming winter.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C has been known to have strong anti-viral effects. In high doses, vitamin C neutralizes free radicals, helps kill viruses, and strengthens the body’s immune system. Taking supplemental vitamin C routinely helps prevent viral infections which are very common in Winter. The recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for adults is 60 mg/day for adults.
- Zinc: It has been shown that zinc lozenges or syrup taken early in the course of a cold can shorten its duration and severity. So if the cold has already caught onto you, try looking into zinc and losing that cold again.
- Vitamin D: Taking vitamin D supplements can greatly help your intake of calcium. Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium from foods and strengthen your bones. Vitamin D has also been known to increase immunity and treat some infections and viruses which are common during the cold Winter months.
These supplements all have natural cold and flue fighting abilities to protect you this winter. Remember to always look into how safe it is when taking supplements and to always read the label with any supplement or medicine.