Diet has a big impact on our health. I’m the first to admit that my diet can at times slip and my fresh vegetables be replaced with processed foods and those that are quick to shove in the oven after a long day at work.
I found that taking supplements every morning ensures that I get the vitamins and minerals my body needs so I don’t have to worry so much about them throughout the day.
At the moment I am taking two supplements, both by Dr Dunner. Now it may be coincidence but my colleagues today remarked at how the ‘young one’ (me) hadn’t yet succumbed to a dreadful cough and cold that has been doing the rounds in my offices. I sat smugly, thinking that this was by no means just chance and must have been at least in part down to my regular consumption of wonderful herbal supplements.
I take these two capsules every day alongside a warm mug of ginger tea and have to admit I have never felt better.
I’ve long been a lover of rosehip oil, using it on my face for radiance and enhanced healing properties but this wonderful ingredient is also high in vitamin C and has long been revered for its precious contents. Nasturtium leaves are also rich in vitamin C as well as iron. Iron is the mineral responsible for carrying oxygen in our blood cells, without it, we can become anaemic, tired and run down, increasing our chances of becoming sick. Elderflower, not just a tasty cordial, has long been used to help treat swollen sinuses. Together these 3 magical ingredients can only be beneficial for your body and in convenient capsule form why wouldn’t you take them?
I spoke about these capsules in my recent post ‘my immunity boosting morning routine’. I have been taking turmeric orally for about 6 months now and switching over to capsule form has dramatically whitened my teeth and worktops. Turmeric is a wonder spice, truly fantastic it is proven to reduce inflammation. When combined with black pepper, the ingredient it needs to be optimally absorbed, and green tea this is another magical concoction that I now would never be without.
I realise that my age and generally well-balanced diet probably have the greatest impact on my immunity and my ability to withstand the current bugs floating around our office. However, taking supplements to ensure it stays at its peak this cold and flu season can only be beneficial.
What are your go-to supplements?