I welcome the changing of the seasons and Winter is one that invites country walks and slow-cooked nourishing family feasts. But as the leaves begin to turn and temperatures flucuate, it is the prime time for colds and flu to take hold. Below are my Winter recommendations to support you and your family's defences for the approaching Winter months.
Food-Grown® Vitamin D
1 in 5 of us in the UK are estimated to have insufficient blood levels of Vitamin D for good health; we simply can’t produce enough of it from the sunshine alone and especially for those of us in Northern Europe. The half-life of this vitamin is 3-6 weeks, so even gathered stores over the summer rapidly decline by the time we get to the deeper winter months.
KSM-66® Ashwagandha Plus
Ashwagandha is an exceptional Indian botanic with incredible qualities. Research has shown it to act as a GABA mimetic, effective at reducing symptoms of heightened anxiety, stress and supporting focus, and mental well-being. Our KSM-66® Ashwagandha Plus has had over 11 double-blind, placebo-controlled studies that have demonstrated its ability to reduce anxiety, depression and stress by 71.6% over 8 weeks.
Cold or flu symptoms?
Food-Grown® Immune Support
Our Food-Grown Immune support contains ‘Medicinal mushrooms’ maitake and oyster which are rich in active compounds called ‘polysaccharides’, the most well-researched of which are beta glucan 1-3 and beta glucan 1-6. These immune supporting molecules have been shown to support the immune system's response to viral and bacterial infection. This is just what you need when experiencing a cold – or indeed to use during the entire winter season.
Magnesium, ‘nature's tranquilliser', is one mineral that your body can’t afford for you to ignore. This powerful mineral is responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions in your body. Nourish yourself with magnesium-rich foods including, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, oats, buckwheat, avocado, barley, brown rice, kelp, kale and dates. If sleep is an issue then taking an additional 80mg of Food-Grown® Magnesium at night can be a great support.