Colds & Immunity

When your body’s immune system is working at its best, it can help to fight off infections from bacteria and viruses that cause colds and flu. When invading bugs enter your bloodstream, white blood cells and antibodies are mobilised to help fight them off. Usually, your immune system “remembers” each bug, so that it can spring into action next time you’re infected.

The problem with cold and flu bugs, however, is that they change so often that our immune response has to start afresh each time. That’s why so many of us succumb to colds every year.

Factors that may affect our immune system

Our immunity to infections may be lowered by several factors, including:

  • seasonal changes
  • periods of stress
  • over-doing exercise
  • poor diet
  • lack of sleep.

Fortunately, there are several key nutrients that are known to help maintain the body’s immune system. They include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Garlic
  • Echinacea

Many supplements include a combination of these ingredients to give your body a fighting chance against colds and flu – ask your doctor or pharmacist if you feel you need some help.

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Nature’s Own High Strength Garlic 10,000

Nature's Own High Strength Garlic 10,000 maintains a healthy immune system function and relieves mild upper respiratory tract congestion.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.

Contains soya bean and sulfur dioxide.

No Added gluten, lactose, artifical colours or flavours, artifical sweeteners, dairy products or animal-derived products. Contains soya and sulfur dioxide.

available in: 100 tablets
Dosage: Take 1/day
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Nature’s Own High Strength Echinacea 10,000mg

Nature’s Own High Strength Echinacea 10,000mg

Reduces symptoms of the common cold Supports healthy immune system function.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.

No added gluten, lactose, sugar, artificial colours or flavours, artificial sweeteners, or dairy products.

Contains sulfur dioxide. Not to be used in children under two years of age

available in: 30 capsules
Dosage: Take 1/day
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Nature’s Own High Strength Zinc 30mg

Nature’s Own High Strength Zinc 30mg

Supports healthy immune system function

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.

No added gluten, lactose, artificial colours or flavours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives, dairy products or animal-derived products.

available in: 120 tablets
Dosage: Take 1/day
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Nature’s Own Triple Strength Garlic + C, Horseradish

Nature’s Own Triple Strength Garlic + C, Horseradish

Reduces the duration and severity of common cold symptoms

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.

No added gluten, lactose, sugar, artificial colours, artificial flavours, artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, dairy products or animal-derived products.

Not to be taken in pregnancy, lactation and children under 2 years of age.

available in: 100/150 tablets
Dosage: Take 2/day
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Nature’s Own Double Strength Cold Sore Relief

Nature’s Own Double Strength Cold Sore Relief

Relieves symptoms of facial cold sores & helps reduce its occurence

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.

No added gluten, lactose, sugar, artificial colours or flavours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives, dairy products or animal-derived ingredients.

Contains soya.

available in: 50/100 tablets
Dosage: Take 1-2/day
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Nature’s Own Zinc + C Chewable

Nature’s Own Zinc + C Chewable

Supports healthy immune system function.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.

No added lactose, artificial colours or flavours, dairy products or animal-derived products.

WARNING: Contains Zinc, which may be dangerous when taken in large amounts or for a long period.

Contains gluten, sucralose and sugars.

available in: 60 tablets
Dosage: Take 4/day
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Nature’s Own Garlic +C, Horseradish, Fenugreek & Marshmellow

Nature’s Own Garlic +C, Horseradish, Fenugreek & Marshmellow

Relieves duration and severity of common cold symptoms.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

No added gluten, lactose, artificial colours or flavours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives, dairy products or animal-derived products.

Contains glucose. Not recommended for use by pregnant and lactating women. Not to be used in children under two years of age.

available in: 200 tablets
Dosage: Take 2-4/day