Ethical Nutrients Mega Zinc Raspberry, for fast replenishment of zinc levels. A highly concentrated and absorbable Zinc powder for the prevention and treatment of zinc nutritional deficiencies. May assist the healthy immune system, help maintain healthy hair, skin and nails, assist in the management of minor wounds and cuts, reduce the severity and duration of colds, reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections and assist in the healthy development of motor and attention skills in children with zinc deficiencies. Each 1.9 gram dose provides 500mg of Vitamin C (from Calcium ascorbate) and 20mg of zinc (elemental). For those over 2 years of age.
This is what Ethical Nutrients have to tell us about How to boost immunity
During the winter season, it is important to think about how you can boost your immune system in order to get the better of those nasty cold and 'flu bugs that are flying around. Immune function can be increased or decreased depending upon factors such as what we eat, which supplements we take, how much sleep we get and even our stress levels! The great news is that if your immune system is not quite fighting fit, you can support it through a wholesome diet, quality sleep, exercise, and a few well-chosen supplements.
Zinc is essential for healthy immune function
Your immune system is a collection of various cells, hormones and tissues designed to protect you against bacteria, viruses and other pathogens that attempt to invade your body. White blood cells are an important component of our immune system. The function of our white blood cells is to defend the body against disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. Zinc is crucial for normal development and function of our white blood cells. Therefore, zinc deficiency can cause a dramatic impairment in the body's ability to properly respond to infections, as a deficiency reduces capability of white blood cells to fight bacteria and viruses.
Ethical Nutrients Mega Zinc Powder is a highly concentrated, great tasting raspberry powder that contains zinc, vitamin C and other nutritional co-factors to rapidly boost zinc levels and support normal healthy immune function. Ethical Nutrients Mega Zinc powder may assist a normal healthy immune system reducing the severity and duration of colds, providing symptomatic relief of allergies, and assisting in the management of upper respiratory tract infections.
Increase your bug-busting capabilities!
If you do come across a nasty cold or 'flu virus this winter, Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence may help fight off the infection. Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence contains the herbs Andrographis paniculata, Siberian ginseng and Echinacea purpurea in addition to the nutrients zinc and vitamin A.
Andrographis paniculata has a long history of use as an antiviral agent in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in traditional Ayurvedic herbal medicine it is used as an aid in recovering from illness and general debility. Siberian ginseng is included in the formulation due to the restorative and strengthening action it has on the body's immune system, while Echinacea purpurea may enhance numerous aspects of the immune system. Zinc provides nutritional support for normal, healthy immune function and vitamin A has been included because it also helps maintain normal healthy immune function.
Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief may help to relieve symptoms associated with the common cold, including tiredness, sleeplessness, sore throat, nasal secretion, headache, earache, phlegm and persistent coughs. The combination of zinc, vitamin A, Andrographis, Siberian ginseng and Echinacea may accelerate the recovery from many types of bacterial and viral diseases and may help to prevent many types of these diseases.
Exercise and immunity
Numerous surveys of fitness enthusiasts and athletes indicate that between 60% and 90% feel that they experience fewer colds than their sedentary peers. The health benefits of exercise are unmistakable. Regular aerobic exercise is beneficial for the heart, resistance exercise builds muscle, and regular moderate exercise seems to improve immune function. Find an activity you enjoy - such as dancing or swimming - and make it a regular part of your lifestyle for fun, fitness and a healthy immune system.
What role does diet and lifestyle play in our immunity?
There are many dietary and lifestyle factors that can help determine how strong your resistance to infection is. These include:
* Sleep: Quality sleep is vital to good health and a healthy immune response.
* Diet: Over-processing of our food has become common in the last decade with the results that many packaged and fast foods have little or no nutritional benefit and yet are high in sugar, fat and salt. In order to boost our immune system, it is important to reduce fatty, processed foods and eat lots of fruit and vegetables, wholegrains and foods containing essential fats (such as oily fish, nuts and seeds).
* Stress Levels: Stress hormones inhibit the function of all aspects of immunity. This could result in worsened infections and slowed wound healing. Taking time each day for relaxation and leisure is important for healthy immune function.
* Supplements: Taking Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief and Ethical Nutrients Mega Zinc Powder is a great way to ensure optimal immune function.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. References available upon request.
Therapeutic applications: Mega Zinc Powder contains ingredients which may:
Prevent and treat zinc nutrtional deficiencies, Assist a healthy immune system, help maintain healthy hair, skin and nails, assist in the management of minor wounds and cuts, reduce the severity and duration of colds, reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections and assist in the healthy development of motor and attention skills in children with zinc deficiencies.
Each 1.9 grams dose contains: Calcium ascorbate dihydrate 605mg, Equivalent Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 500mg, Zinc amino acid chelate 100mg (Meta Zn) - Zinc diglycinate), Equivalent elemental Zinc 20mg, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) 5mg, Betacarotene 2mg. Contains stevia. No added artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, eggs, nuts, yeast.
Adults and teenagers over 14 years: Take half a metric teaspoon (1.9 grams) in 200ml of water, once daily, immediately after food.
Children 4 to 13 years: Take 1/4 metric teaspoon (0.95gram) in 100ml of water once daily, immediately after food.
Not suitable for those under 2 years of age.
For motor and attention skills in children: Take 1/4 metric teaspoon (0.95 gram) in 100ml of water twice daily, immediately after food. Close cap tightly after use.
Zinc can be nauseating, if taken on an empty stomach. To avoid this, ensure you have eaten a good amount before taking.
Keep out of reach of Children.
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