Winter is finally here. Whether you love it or hate it, you should be prepared for it and we’re not just talking about boots, warm socks and raincoats. Below we have our three winter favourites to help maintain and support a healthy lifestyle in the cooler months.
Vitamin C is always on everyone’s mind when winter rolls around. You start to get the sniffles and every other person you talk to will tell you to up your Vitamin C intake.
So, does Vitamin C actually help when it comes to the common cold…? Vitamin C is something that our bodies don’t produce naturally¹ but it’s pretty easy to find in everyday foods such as oranges, blackcurrants, berries and broccoli.² Vitamin C is pretty important for healthy immune function.¹ Whilst this important vitamin won’t drastically reduce your chances of getting a cold, consuming a healthy amount daily may reduce the duration and severity of it.¹
So why do we love VÖOST Vitamin C so much? Well this fizzy, blood orange, drinkable vitamin doesn’t JUST support immune system health, it also helps support skin health, bone health, helps maintain healthy teeth, helps enhance absorption of dietary iron and helps supports connective tissue health. Better yet, VÖOST Vitamin C can be enjoyed hot or cold, perfect for these cooler months. *
Echinacea is another clear winner for the winter months! Although not as common as Vitamin C, this herbal remedy from traditional Indian tribes seems to be making a bit of a comeback. Echinacea is a herb native to some parts of North America and Europe.³ As modern medicine grew, echinacea decreased in popularity however, more recently people are rediscovering the benefits of echinacea for the common cold.³
VÖOST Echinacea is blackcurrant flavoured and can help relieve common cold symptoms and helps support healthy immune system function.
Zinc is less spoken about and recognised during the cooler months, but it’s another one of our winter favourites. Why? Well similar to our other two favourites, zinc is beneficial for supporting a healthy immune system.⁴
Zinc can also be found naturally in foods such as meat, shellfish, legumes, seeds, nuts and dairy.⁵ If you’re struggling to get zinc into your diet naturally, you may want to consider a
supplement. VÖOST Effervescent Zinc Plus is a zesty citrus flavour and in addition to supporting healthy immune function also helps reduce free radicals formed in the body, helps support reproductive health and helps maintain skin health. *
Look out for the above mentioned products at your local Chemist Warehouse, Woolworths and Coles this winter.
*ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS SHOULD NOT REPLACE A BALANCED DIET. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL