These Are Your Winter Vitamin Essentials

In winter, these are a few of our favourite things! Stay healthy as the cold sets in with our top immune (and libido!) boosting vitamins...

Immune+

Seasonal fluctuations in a person's behaviour might give a virus a greater opportunity to spread and maintain itself during the winter time.  

If you feel that winter flu coming on, the Immune+ formula is your new bestie! It contains nutrients and herbs to support overall immune function. Andrographis helps to relieve the severity of symptoms of common colds and flu, including cough, throat irritation, nasal congestion, ear irritation, tiredness, weakness and the duration of headaches. Plus, it decreases the length of the common cold,

This little powerhouse also contains Echinacea and Zinc to support healthy immune system function to fight illness.

Time to grab your Immune+ and be prepared!

Vitamin D+

There’s a reason why this is called the sunshine vitamin! Studies have found that Vitamin D levels increase in summer and decrease in winter due to the dependency of vitamin D on sunlight. 

Ensuring adequate levels of Vitamin D extra important in winter, as it’s best absorbed from the summery sunshine and you may also find yourself spending more time indoors during the colder months.  The beneficial effects of Vitamin D on protective immunity are due to its benefits on the innate immune system as the cells of the immune system are capable of producing and responding to Vitamin D. 

This vegan Vitamin D+ formula is just what you need!

Probiotic+

Probiotics help to confer a health benefit when consumed in adequate amounts. They are typically used as supplements to support a healthy digestive system and treat gastrointestinal disorders, however specific strains may improve immune function too. Specifically, Bifidobacterium longum and Bifidobacterium Lactis support a healthy immune system. Perfect for winter time, when you’re more susceptible to a cold! 

Take care of your gut and immunity with Probiotic+!

Hair + Libido

The effect of seasonal changes don’t only impact our mood and energy levels. Did you know that wintertime particularly decreases libido, sexual activity and sexual satisfaction? It’s hard to get in the mood when it’s freezing cold, and all you want to do is eat chocolate in front of a movie. 

Don’t leave your libido out in the cold! This formula contains the herb Tribulus terrestris, which is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to support healthy libido, as well as healthy sexual function. It is one of the most popular aphrodisiacs used to enhance and improve libido.

Heat things up this winter with Hair + Libido!

 

References:

Leticia Elizondo-Montemayor, Elena C. Castillo, Carlos Rodríguez-López, José R. Villarreal-Calderón, Merit Gómez-Carmona, Sofia Tenorio-Martínez, Bianca Nieblas, Gerardo García-Rivas, "Seasonal Variation in Vitamin D in Association with Age, Inflammatory Cytokines, Anthropometric Parameters, and Lifestyle Factors in Older Adults", Mediators of Inflammation, vol. 2017, Article ID 5719461, 14 pages, 2017.

Aranow C. Vitamin D and the immune system. J Investig Med. 2011;59(6):881-886.

Kang EJ, Kim SY, Hwang IH, Ji YJ. The effect of probiotics on prevention of common cold: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial studies. Korean J Fam Med. 2013;34(1):2-10.

Lonstein JS, Linning-Duffy K, Yan L. Low Daytime Light Intensity Disrupts Male Copulatory Behavior, and Upregulates Medial Preoptic Area Steroid Hormone and Dopamine Receptor Expression, in a Diurnal Rodent Model of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Front Behav Neurosci. 2019;13:72. Published 2019 Apr 12.