Now is the time to boost the immune system!☀️
Girls, gather your squad because there’s a new immune-boosting kid on the block!
As much as you would like to pack your bags, set your out-of-office auto-responder to ‘Bye now, I’m off to Bali!’ and be on the next flight to, well Bali, it looks like spending holidays in warmer climates most likely isn’t happening anytime soon...
The current travel restrictions and social distancing measures don’t have to dampen the mood. A little bit of resourcefulness when it comes to keeping fit and healthy may be required in these unusual times, but there’s no way we’re letting you become a couch potato this winter - you got this!
Regular exercise, a balanced diet and some much-needed ‘me time’ accompanied by a cup of your beloved wintery hot drink are a good starting point to keep your body strong and your mind sharp, but don’t go past one of the most essential allies when it comes to protecting your immunity: vitamin D!
What is vitamin D and why is it so important?
Vitamin D, nicknamed sunshine vitamin because it’s produced in your skin when it’s exposed to sunlight, is mostly known for the following :
- Bone and muscle maintenance. It is necessary for strong bones and muscles. It helps our bodies absorb calcium and phosphorus from our diet, which is essential to good bone health; studies have also found that active vitamin D may help to optimise muscle function.
- Immune system balance. Vitamin D regulates and strengthens immune system function and is an important factor during the time you need a boost most.
Beware of lack of vitamin D
Insufficient vitamin D intake is a problem that an increasing number of people around the world is facing.
You might have noticed that you catch the flu regularly every time it appears, whether it's summer or winter. Other than that, do any of these sound familiar too? Perhaps all?
- You feel tired all the time.
- You have aches in your bones and muscles
- You are losing hair.
- You feel down for no reason.
That is 100% you over the past months, isn’t it?
All of these might mean you are lacking in vitamin D.
Unfortunately, natural sunlight alone for many of us doesn’t provide the vitamin levels required (especially between end of September and beginning of May), so we need to look to other sources too.
Vitamin D in food
Look to regularly include the following natural sources of vitamin D to your diet to give your immunity a boost :
- Egg yolk
As you can see, these are not exactly foods we eat every day. Getting enough immunity-boosting vitamin D is sadly difficult through sunlight and diet alone, but luckily there are supplements available to help you make sure you get sufficient intake.
TummyTox Vitamin D3 CAPS
If you haven’t added vitamin D3 to your diet, this is a good time to do it.
The seasonal inconveniences are almost inevitable and you surely don’t want to spend even more time indoors this year, let alone in bed fighting off yet another disease!
Tummytox VITAMIN D3 CAPS contain a high-potency formula with 4000 I.U. (100 μg) of vitamin D3 in small, easy-to-swallow capsules with no artificial colouring.
So if you’re adding only one supplement to your daily routine in the coming weeks, this is undoubtedly the new kid on the block we’re cheering for!