Updated: May 11, 2021
I’m a huge advocate for whole foods over supplements. However, I really think that in the winter time, we need to focus on boosting our immune systems, and sometimes we need that extra push from supplements! I love incorporating supplements in my lifestyle to help me reach my health goals and allow my body to replenish itself with an extra boost. I have noticed outstanding results from the four supplements listed below, so I wanted to share them with you all. Here are my top four supplements that I get from Healthy Planet to ensure a well rounded immune system during the winter. HMF Forte Probiotic: This probiotic is actually made from human strain bacteria so it is in its best form for absorption and immunity nourishment. I recommend leaving this in the fridge and taking one or two capsules with a meal. St Francis Deep Immune: This has always been a go-to of mine once the weather starts to get colder! Deep immune is an incredible formula of herbs to boost the immune system, which can naturally help keep away colds, boost energy and reduce stress. This is a herbal formula that can be taken daily. But it is important to take breaks from herbs so that your body does not get immune to them! Natural Factors Zinc Citrate: Zinc is one of the most important minerals for us to take in the winter months. Not only is zinc great for digestion and skin, it can help to increase immunity and even get rid of colds at first sight. I recommend taking zinc on an empty stomach as it can decrease absorption when taken with food. However, if you have a sensitive stomach, I highly recommend taking it with some food as it can cause nausea. Because of this, I take mine right before bed! As a caution, women should not take more than 50mg of zinc per day. Men should keep their zinc intake to 80mg. Giddy Yoyo Camu Camu Powder: We all know that vitamin C is super important during the winter months, but we want to make sure that it is actually getting absorbed. This is exactly why I am a huge fan of camu camu powder. This berry is filled with tons of nutrients, including vitamin C. In one teaspoon, you will get more vitamin C than 40 oranges! I add camu camu powder into a little bit of water and drink it, or add it to a smoothie. Heads up, it is super sour, but this stuff works wonders! Keep in mind that the body uses vitamin C stores every four hours, so it is very important to take vitamin C with every meal! The great thing about these supplements is that they last a long time and one bottle will go a long way. Although these can be taken year round, they really help to nourish our bodies during the cold months. It’s also important to note that supplements may not work for you if your digestion isn’t working properly. Adding lots of water, fruits, vegetables and heathy fats in your diet are super important before adding in supplements.