The immune system can become weary as we age and as in any age group, it becomes far less efficient when the body experiences stress or the pitfalls of a poor night's sleep.
Ways to support a strong immune system include ensuring you avoid pro-inflammatory foods such as added sugars (i.e. high fructose corn syrup), trans fats, and excessive alcohol intake. Adding in foods that are nutrient-dense and anti-inflammatory such as fruits and vegetables.
While it is best to obtain your vitamins and minerals though diet, some people need extra supplementation if they are battling conditions that impact digestion and absorption. A well-rounded multivitamin is the usual starting point, along with vitamin C, well known for its positive effects on immune function.
One of the natural sources of vitamin C comes from an herb known as Elderberry (Sambucus nigra). 100 grams of the fruit contain anywhere from 6 up to 35mg of the vitamin, or 60% of your daily recommended intake. The high antioxidant content helps to battle inflammation and is reflected in the rich purple colour, due to the anthocyanins, of Echinaforce Hot Drink.
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Owen, your A.Vogel Cold & Flu Coach