Winter Health feature

Keep your immune system strong this Winter to ward off coughs, colds and sniffles. Alongside rest and a healthy diet there are a number of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that can support your immune system, reduce infections and speed up recovery time if you do get sick.

Strengthen your immunity and resilience by supplementing with Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc. These nutrients have been studied for their preventive benefits with studies suggesting regular use can minimise your risk of infection throughout winter and the rest of the year. At Pastures New we have some fantastic offers on our Vitamin C products throughout the Winter months.

Over 80% of people are vitamin D deficient in the winter months due to lack of sunlight, which we need to make vitamin D. Only small amounts can be obtained from the diet but not enough to ensure adequate vitamin D levels. Your immune system’s ability to fight infection is completely dependent on adequate vitamin D and that is why supplementation is very important. Why not call in and chat to us about the amount of Vitamin D you may require and which product is best suited to you.

Children can also benefit from supplementing with Vitamin D. Elderberry is another gentle and popular remedy for young children and a good children’s probiotic can also help support healthy immunity.

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria and considering that 70% of your immune cells reside in your gut, it’s not surprising that gut bacteria play such a vital role in fighting off illness. However different probiotics have different characteristics, which means certain strains are particularly helpful for the immune system compared to others. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find a probiotic that is just right for you at this time of year.

At Pastures New we have stocked up well on Echinacea products for the cold and flu season. Much research shows that Echinacea supports the immune system, meaning that viruses and bacteria can be despatched effectively and it can help protect you against the coughs, colds and flu doing the rounds at the moment.

We have a wide selection of Echinacea products to suit you and your particular needs/symptoms, including the very popular fresh herb tinctures, tablets, throat sprays, hot drinks and lozenges from Vogel.

This Winter some of our staff have been reaping the benefits of taking a powerful garlic supplement called AllicinMax. As well as helping to prevent the common cold, it can treat symptoms quickly, shorten the duration of a cold and prevent repeat infections effectively.

At the moment we have free samples and information leaflets to give away to our customers so be sure to pop in and get some to try before they have all gone!

Wishing you a Happy New Year and an abundance of Winter Wellness!