I suffer from colds a lot over winter and want to avoid suffering this year. What do you advise?
Natalie Lamb, Nutritional Therapist at Bio-kult, is here to help.
One strategy to support the body’s natural immunity to prevent initial infection is to consider regular consumption of fermented foods or probiotic supplements. This is not surprising, as up to 70% of our immune cells are located in the gut, and the bacteria here play an essential role in supporting a strong immune system.
Taken over the winter months, multi-strain probiotics (live bacterial supplements) have been shown to shorten common colds significantly and reduce the severity of symptoms.
As each different probiotic strain has a slightly different beneficial effect within the body, a multi-strain is believed to have more positive benefits overall and therefore be able to help support the immune system in diverse ways.
You may wish to try Bio-kult Advanced Multi-strain Formula, a unique probiotic with 14 different strains of beneficial bacteria.