Most children get an average of six to eight colds per year and adults average two to four colds per year. If you’ve got better things to do than be sick this cold and flu season, Inner Health Immune Booster could help.
If you’re sick of getting recurring colds and flu, Inner Health Immune Booster for Kids and Inner Health Immune Booster for Adults contain exclusive probiotic strains that may help boost the immune system and may help reduce the frequency of colds and flu.
Immune Booster for Kids has been clinically trialled and may help boost the immune system and may help:*
- Reduce the frequency of symptoms of colds and flu.
- Reduce the duration of cold and flu symptoms.
- Reduce the number of days absent from childcare or school due to colds.
- Reduce the incidence of:
- Runny noses.
Immune Booster for Adults* may help:
- Reduce the frequency, severity and duration of colds.
- Reduce the incidence of acquiring more than one cold episode.
- Reduce the number of sick days due to colds.
* When taken daily
If you’re looking to boost your body's immune system even further and help strengthen your defences against colds and flu, try complementing Inner Health Immune Booster with these top 10 immune boosting foods and natural immune boosting tips to help you stay well.
- Garlic - has long been used to boost the immune system. Garlic contains potent antioxidants and contains allicin which has antibacterial properties, to promote infection fighting.
- Shiitake mushrooms - these little 'miracle mushrooms' have been widely used in Asian cultures for medicinal purposes for centuries. These mushrooms have been shown to have antiviral properties and contain selenium and vitamin D which is great for boosting immune function.
- Kiwifruit - contains more vitamin C than oranges, helping your immune system defend against colds and flu. When we are fighting an infection we generally have depleted levels of vitamin C, so include some kiwifruit in your diet to help keep your immune system strong.
- Oysters - are one of the best sources of zinc which is an essential mineral for healthy immune function. Oysters also contain selenium which is used for healthy immune cell function and omega-3 fats to assist with any inflammation.
- Green tea - contains polyphenols which are rich antioxidants that can help the body fight off infection. It can also be great to help soothe a sore throat if you start to feel a cold coming on.
- Chilli - is high in vitamin C which has an important role in immunity. Adding some chilli to your meals can also help ease congestion if you do find yourself with the sniffles during the cooler months.
- Dragon fruit - is high in fibre and can act as a prebiotic in the gut, supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria and aiding healthy digestive and immune function. Dragon fruit is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, so provides great support for your immune system.
- Berries - are packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C helping your immune system defend against colds and flu.
- Pepitas - are also known as pumpkin seeds and are high in zinc which is essential for healthy immune function. They are also a great source of vitamin E and are a handy, nutritious snack to eat on the run.
- Onions - have antiviral properties due to their allicin content and are high in selenium to help stimulate immune system function and fight off infection and bacteria.
Immune Boosting Tips
- Consume a colourful diet - eat plenty of fruits and vegetables from all colours of the rainbow with every meal. Colourful fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which can help to boost immune function.
- Practice good hygiene habits - by washing your hands regularly and covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing.
- Take a probiotic such as Inner Health Plus - to help maintain a healthy immune system. 70% of our immune system is in our digestive system, so the good bugs in a probiotic such as Inner Health Plus can help to balance your digestive function.
- Stay well hydrated - you should aim to drink at least two litres of water each day.
- Avoid smoking and excess alcohol - this can compromise your immune function.
- Ensure you are getting adequate sleep - six to eight hours of sleep each night is recommended to keep your batteries charged and your immune system strong.
- Participate in regular, moderate exercise - as moderate consistent exercise has been shown to boost immune system response and provide substantial benefits in immune system health over the long-term.
- Make time for relaxation - taking the time out to relax can help reduce your stress levels and assist immunity. Stress hormones inhibit the function of all aspects of immunity so enjoy relaxing activities such as yoga, meditation, stretching, breathing exercises, tai chi, reading, massage and warm baths.