I suf­fer from colds a lot over win­ter and want to avoid suf­fer­ing this year. What do you ad­vise?

The People's Friend - - Health & Wellbeing -

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.

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