Focusing on immunity is something we should all consider to avoid getting ill and to lower the risk of disease.
On average, more people die during the winter than in the summer months. This could be because of infectious diseases like influenza that tend to circulate more in winter.
Cold and flu symptoms may increase during this time as people stay indoors more often, allowing viruses to pass more easily from one person to the next.
We can’t prevent catching a cold or flu, but we can be prepared to reduce our risk. By reviewing our intake of nutrients and preparing our immune system, we can make a headstart on our health so we’re protected against colds or flu.
Top Recommendations From Our Expert Nutritionists
We asked our Expert Nutritionists what they recommend when it comes to staying healthy. Based on the latest scientific evidence, we found that the following nutrients are especially beneficial…
1. Vitamin C
As an antioxidant, Vitamin C is essential for supporting immune health and strengthening immune system cells. As shown in studies, it is recommended to help fight colds and reduce their severity. 
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that also helps stimulate collagen production, making it great for your skin. 
2. Vitamin D3
Taking Vitamin D3 can help to modulate innate and adaptive immune responses. It can also support our immune system to become more efficient in killing bacteria and viruses, reducing the frequency of upper respiratory infections. 
Taking Selenium can help to boost white blood cells, improving the body’s ability to fight illness and infections. This can increase your body’s immune response, allowing you to reduce the chances of getting a cold or flu. 
Due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, Silver can fight germs and provide an effective barrier against infections. Taking Silver acts as your body’s first line of defence against the emerging threat of infections, bacteria and the spread of new viruses that may be detrimental to the health of your immune system.
Recent studies have proven that high-quality probiotics stimulate the immune system and improve your overall immune health.  Rebalancing your gut flora with probiotics can nourish the “good” bacteria in the digestive tract and help to control harmful microorganisms.
By considering the above nutrient recommendations and following a healthy lifestyle, you can prepare your immune system for the best health – not just this winter, but for every season.
Daily Immune Protection™ – A unique formulation of proven ingredients, DIP includes EpiCor® and eXselen™ Selenium with Vitamin D3, which can support a balanced immune system. Along with helping protect against infections, DIP can boost the immune response against allergens, which can have other health and wellness benefits for the body. 90 capsules.
PureC+™ Liposomal Vitamin C with Quercetin – High-quality Liposomal Vitamin C with Quercetin provides superior absorption benefits for optimal health. PureC™ delivers 1000mg of Liposomal Vitamin C, 175mg of Quercetin, plus 1000mg of Phosphatidylcholine (PC) per serving. PureC™ can support the body’s immune system response. It is suitable for vegans and is recommended for the whole family—180ml/6 fl. oz.
Vitamin D3 + K2 Sublingual Spray™ – ‘All in one vegan-friendly sublingual spray, providing the most active forms of Vitamin D3 and K2 for enhanced bioavailability. Vitamin D3 and K2 contribute towards healthy bones, muscles and immune defence, amongst other benefits. It’s a unique ‘no taste’ formula, and the dosage can be altered to suit individual requirements. 30ml/1 fl. oz.
Hydrosol Silver™ Spray – A unique Hydrosol Silver™ Spray, providing 10ppm Hydrosol Silver™, that is highly recommended to supercharge the immune system and act as your family’s first line of defence. A stable and effective Silver made using new Nano Silver technology. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. 113ml/4 fl. oz.
PrescriptBiotics™ -A custom-cultured blend of 8x soil-based organisms in a Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia™, consisting of humic and fulvic acids as a prebiotic food source. PrescriptBiotics™ is recommended for digestive health and provides immune system benefits. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. 90 capsules. Available from Good Health Naturally.