Build resilience against winter lurgies!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

By Hayley Budd, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Sports & Exercise Science.

Studying for exams, having a heavy workload or busy home life can cause a lot of stress. When the seasons change, your body goes through similar stress and often, you won’t even realise.

With colder weather, shorter days, and changes in seasonal eating habits, you can begin to lack certain vitamins and minerals which keep your systems running smoothly and your mood in check.

When your body lacks vitamins such as B6, C, and D and minerals such as zinc and selenium, it is put under greater physiological stress which can affect your mood, mental wellbeing and suppress your natural immune responses.

Taking a high-quality supplement, like Nuzest Good Green Stuff, which contains 75+ ingredients in their body-ready forms to support all body systems, is a sure-fire way to help reduce the stress that winter provides and helps you keep a spring in your step.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is vital for immune function and boosting the production of antibodies to fight off bacteria.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D as D3 from lichen (a vegan and more bioavailable form) is an essential immune regulator usually produced in your skin when exposed to direct sunlight. Deficiency can occur in winter because you have less sun exposure, increasing your chances of getting respiratory infections and other related sicknesses.

Vitamin C

This super-vitamin, which reduces oxidative damage and stress in your body, often helps with the length and severity of common ills and chills. It is important to take a regular dose of vitamin C in order to get the best effects.

Zinc

Zinc helps your body heal, grow and develop efficiently. It is vital in proper immune function and affects many aspects of the immune system, like the development of immune cells and antibodies, so your body can fight off winter lurgies.

Selenium

This important antioxidant mineral plays a key role in immune function, helping to protect cells from oxidative stress, thus enhancing immunity.

Adaptogenic herbs

These herbs have a long history of use in traditional medicine for promoting improved immunity and reducing stress on your body. These include ashwagandha, astragalus, panax ginseng and rhodiola rosea. Many of these herbs are powerful antioxidants, helping to fight oxidative stress, support mental function and blood flow to your brain. A healthy neural system with regulated signalling pathways can support unnecessary stress effects on your body and in turn help your immunity.

Simply add one scoop to your favourite juice, water or smoothie first thing in the morning and you’ll see how easy it is to stay healthy!

   

Always read the label and use as directed.


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