Supplements to Support a Healthy Immune System
We’re slowly realising the impact of gut health on our overall health and wellbeing. With the gut home to an estimated 70 percent of the cells that make up our immune system, live culture supplements can support the good bacteria in your gut and foster a diverse microbiome, helping to support a healthy immune system.
Try a liquid supplement with billions of live bacteria like Rhythm’s Life Shot, made from fermented organic young coconut and vegan kefir cultures for over 200 billion live bacteria, or Symprove’s water-based supplement, much-loved by the Planet Organic team.
We recommend everyone takes Vitamin C as it encourages the production of white blood cells, and it has been shown to be able to both prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections. Liposomal Vitamin C is particularly effective as it is fat rather than water based, and because the liposome’s membrane is made of the same fat found in the cell membranes throughout the body, this allows the liposomal Vitamin C to pass into cells easily and be delivered directly into the cells.
Each sachet of YourZooki Vitamin C contains 1000mg of Vitamin C wrapped in billions of nano-sized spheres called "liposomes" that shield, protect and deliver Vitamin C directly into the cells.
The anti-bacterial and healing properties of honey are well known, but make sure you’re taking a raw and unprocessed manuka honey for maximum benefits. Manuka Health’s honey is sustainably sourced from hives in pristine parts of New Zealand, from bees who feast on the native manuka trees. The MGO in the name stands for methylglyoxal, the unique compound in found in manuka honey, and the number next to it indicates the methylglyoxal content per kilogram.
Vitamin D supports our immune response to infection and may protect against respiratory tract infections. Direct sunlight on unprotected skin is the best way to get your fix, but that isn’t possible for many of us during lockdown or during the cold winter months. Most Vitamin D supplements are derived from lanolin, the wax from sheep’s wool, but Viridian’s Vitamin D 1000IU is extracted from lichen and suitable for vegans.