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As health care becomes increasingly expensive, prevention is the way forward for many of us. Honestly, Doctors bills can get ridiculous! With winter here, this is the best time to make sure your body has the support it needs to combat winter ailments.

The immune system involves a complex system of cells that are distributed throughout your body, explains Andrea du Plessis, a nutritional expert at Vital Health Foods. The immune cells are circulated through your bloodstream and have higher concentrations where harmful organisms are most likely to enter your body, such as your respiratory and digestive systems.

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Also, your nasal hairs help filter out airborne pathogens, and are aided by your mucus, which traps particles and germs.

Young children and toddlers are more susceptible to colds and flu mainly because their immune systems have not matured yet. Natural vulnerability to infections, poor nutrition, and the ease of virus transmission in a crèche environment explain the higher incidence of respiratory infections in children compared with adults. “Vitamin A, in particular, is important to help maintain the immune system, and many children under the age of 5 are found to be deficient, which further opens the gate to infection,” says Du Plessis. Foods rich in vitamin A include eggs, liver, and full-cream dairy products.

Vital has introduced Vital Kids Immune Support (200ml, R89), a delicious raspberry-flavoured syrup packed with the immune-support nutrients vitamin A, vitamin D and zinc.

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In adults, the challenge with immune support is more complex. Nutrient shortages are exacerbated by poor eating habits, the increased requirements of pressured lifestyles and nutrient depletion due to smoking and the use of medication. Important nutrients to help stave off winter colds and flu are Vitamin C and D. Du Plessis advises eating guavas and oranges, which both contain concentrated doses of vitamin C.

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Sunlight plays an important role in the production of vitamin D, so during the cloudy months, stock up on eggs and tinned oily fish to help get your recommended daily dose of vitamin D.

“Busy lifestyles, lack of sleep and exercise; and stress are all major factors that put the immune system under strain,” says Du Plessis.

Just 30 minutes of moderate exercise three times a week will help stimulate your immune system. And try to get enough sleep: losing even just one hour of sleep can decrease your body’s defences the next day.

Vital Immune Support Tablets (30, R89) are expertly formulated with immune-supporting vitamins and minerals to help improve immune function.

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Win a hamper worth R2500 from Vital!

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HOW TO ENTER:

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Competition closes 24 July 2017!

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Winners will be selected randomly.

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21 Comments

  1. Tania Brewis

    July 17, 2017 at 14:03

    I would luv to try the Immune Support

  2. Angelique

    July 17, 2017 at 14:05

    I def need the immune booster !!! Have the flu for 1month already !!!

  3. mariana Smith

    July 17, 2017 at 14:09

    I Would Love to try the the Immune Support to give me a Boost, been sick 3 times with the Flu.

  4. Terrilee Ferreira

    July 17, 2017 at 14:44

    Immune Support for both kids and myself
    Flu got us bad this year

  5. Ronnae Elliott

    July 17, 2017 at 15:43

    Immune Support

  6. Melisha Martens

    Melisha Martens

    July 17, 2017 at 16:04

    Being winter defiantly the Vitamin C 🙂

  7. Bernadine

    July 17, 2017 at 19:11

    I’d like to try the selenium, because I’ve heard that it is great for hair growth.

  8. Amy Swartz

    July 17, 2017 at 19:21

    I would like to try the VIT C

  9. Aimee Le Roux

    July 17, 2017 at 20:10

    I would love to try the Zinc Complex. Ive heard only good things about it.

  10. Crissanne Simons

    Crissanne Simons

    July 18, 2017 at 10:35

    I would love to try the Vital Kids Immune Support for my son who started school this year.

  11. Natasha Kock

    July 18, 2017 at 12:26

    Would love to try out the Vital Zinc Complex, my hair, nails and skin can do with some assistance. Ever since having my son, my hair has taken a nose dive.

  12. Shani

    July 18, 2017 at 13:39

    Vitamin c! 🙂

  13. Charmaine balraj

    July 19, 2017 at 06:56

    Immune support

  14. Ling Hottentot Dior (@LingDeeYoh)

    July 20, 2017 at 11:42

    immune support most definitely

  15. Anusha Naidoo

    July 20, 2017 at 18:09

    The Vital Zinc Complex
    With stress and my thinning hair this will definitely help.

  16. Rehana Seedat

    July 21, 2017 at 20:01

    I would luv to try the Immune Support

  17. chane africa

    July 22, 2017 at 07:04

    I loveee the Vital Gold a-z plus ..
    its a all in one great benefit for the price

  18. chane africa

    July 22, 2017 at 07:08

    i love th vital Gold a-z plus .. amazing all in one benefit for a great price

  19. Venean Bosch

    Venean Bosch

    July 26, 2017 at 11:06

    I would really like to try the Kids Immune Support for my kids!

  20. Kim Crowie

    Kim Crowie

    August 28, 2017 at 11:03

    I would love to try the Zinc Complex

  21. Michae Petersen

    Michae Petersen

    October 18, 2017 at 15:11

    I would like to try Vital Immune Support please!

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