Protection from the dreaded ills and chills

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Feel the chill in the air? It’s time to dig out your scarfs, gloves and hats, wrap up warm and brace yourself for another season of ills and chills.

Looking after your immune system

Your immune system is an important, complex interaction of physical barriers, cells and proteins and you can support it by ensuring that you’re getting the right nutrients from your diet.

Stocking up on fruits and vegetables, adding plants to most meals and trying to eat home-cooked foods as often as possible is a great way of supporting your wellbeing. Additionally, keep your intake of sugar and other stimulants low and plan to reduce stress.

Another good way to stay on top of your immunity throughout the cooler months is to try immune-boosting herbs.

Immune-boosting herbs

You’ve probably heard of echinacea. This North American, flowering herb has been widely available for many years and is a very popular choice during winter.

There are some lesser-known but equally powerful options from Eastern herbal traditions, such as reishi mushroom, available too.

  • Reishi mushroom grows in China, Japan and other parts of Asia and has been used for thousands of years to promote wellbeing and longevity, providing support to your immune cells
  • Astragalus also contains immune-boosting qualities and is renowned for its vitality in traditional Chinese practice
  • Siberian ginseng is also native to Asia and has unique compounds found in its roots that act as an energy tonic and help support healthy recovery.

Stay well this winter

Blackmores Immune Defence Ultra introduces some of these in a unique herb and nutrient combination. It also contains vitamin C, selenium, zinc and beta-carotene. These all have immune-boosting and antioxidant properties and can be low in modern diets. Immune Defence Ultra is perfect for supporting your immune defences, healthy energy and easy recovery.

Key benefits:

  • Supports your immune system's defences
  • Relieves tiredness and fatigue
  • Supports your energy levels.


Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. Blackmores, Auckland.


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