‘I can’t shake these colds...’
You’re probably low on vitamin C and zinc, and your immunity is on the fritz. You know the drill – it’s time to build yourself up ready to face the winter.
WHAT TO TAKE ‘There are so many remedies out there, but I have my favourites,’ says Rick. They are...
OLIVE LEAF ‘Research shows that olive leaf extract, with its antibacterial properties, can bolster immunity and fight colds and flu viruses.’ Take it as liquid or capsules – it’s your choice. TRY Olive Leaf Extract Immune Support, £24.98 for 60 capsules, Comvita.
PROBIOTICS ‘Everyone should take one daily. Immunity starts in the gut, and happy gut flora mean a boosted immune system.’ TRY Optibac For Every Day, £11.99 for 30 capsules, Revital.
MANUKA ‘The honey with great nutritional cred. Packed with enzymes, vits and minerals, it’s said to boost immunity as well as deal with sore throats, allergies and more. Eat it from the spoon or add to hot water and drink. TRY Watson & Son Manuka Honey 16+, £43.95 for 250g, G Baldwin & Co.
ELDERBERRY ‘A real classic, and a top antiviral and immunity booster. Naturally high in vitamin C, B6 and more, it can help shorten colds and flu.’ TRY Immune + Elderberry, £21.99 for 60 tablets, Swisse. They’re a great energy booster, too!