Vitamin C is important in fighting infections. It works as an antioxidant to protect our bodies from damage; is involved in the growth of our bones, tendons, ligaments and skin; and increases the absorption of iron from our foods.
Gut bacteria have enormous control over our immune system. Ideally we want healthy gut bacteria to overpower bad gut bacteria.
Garlic has many beneficial properties to support the immune system against winter ailments. Researchers have seen garlic work against bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Zinc can be used for symptom relief and to support your immune system. This trace element has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of colds and reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections.