MORE wintry weather is coming, with high winds and freezing temperatures.
It means we will be huddling together indoors – and spreading germs.
According to a new ZOE Health Study, the number of Covid cases has recently jumped by 70 per cent, and colds by more than half.
Now is the time to get your defence levels up.
Jane Atkinson looks at the immunity products you can take to try and avoid coming down with a cold . . .
Sambucol Immuno Forte Liquid, 120ml, £10.39 (sambucol.co.uk)
THIS product has been around for years and is a trusted buy for both adults and children.
It is made with black elderberries which are packed with antioxidants and vitamins to boost your immune system.
The ingredients can help lessen stress levels and promote heart health too.
Each 120ml bottle contains about 350 black elderberries to minimise the duration of colds and flu by an average of three to four days.
Taking it is said to effectively cut symptoms by half.
It also contains immunity-boosting vitamin C and zinc.
Oh, and it also tastes amazing – a rich, fruity syrup.
Immunace Fizz, £9.95 for 20 effervescent tablets (vitabiotics.com)
THESE effervescent tablets contain 12 essential nutrients, including decent doses of vitamins C and D to help give you a stronger immune system.
Other ingredients include vitamin B12, zinc and selenium, which also contribute to the function of the immune system, plus folate for normal blood formation.
There’s vitamins B2, C and E, which help protect cells against oxidative stress, and B1 for a healthy nervous system.
These tablets fizz and dissolve quickly when dropped in a glass of water and there is no effervescence left when you come to take them.
A flat, orange taste, not too overpowering.
These are a good-all rounder if you don’t like knocking back tablets.
Blooming Blends Defend drops, £25.99 30ml (bloomingblends.co.uk)
BLENDED to help keep the sniffles at bay during the colder months, this tincture is a blend of three powerful botanicals that are full of antioxidants to try to help defend and boost immunity and daily wellbeing.
There’s elderberries in here, too, plus rosehip which is full of vitamin C, A, D and E as well as antioxidants.
There is also ginger which is great for warming up the metabolism and improving overall circulation during the cold months.
The drops have a slightly herbal taste.
Great to just pop a few drops into your water bottle in the morning.