Feeling Under The Weather? Add These 3 Supplements To Your Daily Routine

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When you’re feeling under the weather, there are several things that you can do to help alleviate symptoms and help your body recover.

  • Of course, getting enough rest is essential for your body to recover. Always try to prioritise your sleep wherever possible. I wrote a little blog series on improving your sleep naturally if you’d like to learn more about that here.
  • Then, naturally, eating a well-balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables will help to boost your immune system and provide your body with the necessary nutrients to recover. Are you lacking in inspiration for healthy meal ideas? Then have a look at our recipe section for a new burst of ideas!
  • Of course, we then have supplementation. When you’re feeling under the weather, there are several supplements that may be beneficial to help boost and support your immune system as well as potentially alleviate your symptoms.

Add These 3 Supplements To Your Daily Routine:

Feeling Under the weather - try steens raw manuka honey

Steens Raw Manuka Honey

Although not perhaps the first thought that comes to mind when someone says supplement, Manuka honey is actually one of the best natural supplements used for daily wellness, immunity support, and even gut health.

Manuka honey is linked to all matter of potential health benefits thanks to its high antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
If you’re feeling under the weather, whether from a cold or flu, a persistent cough, or even inflammation such as acne or digestive struggles, try manuka honey. I’m not saying you’ll be cured overnight, but it’s certainly an excellent step in the right direction.

Since there’s so much to cover when it comes to the health benefits of this glorious honey, if you’d like to know more, have a read over my previous post here. (It’s a little out of date product-wise, but just replace Comvita with Steens)

I urge you to pop a Steens raw and unpasteurized manuka honey into your cart. Steen’s offers UMF-certified honey that is minimally processed using a Whole-Comb Technology™ to only process the honey once. Furthermore, they maintain the temperatures that naturally occur in the beehive. This allows them to keep the beneficial honey crystals, pollen, bee bread, enzymes, and minerals intact. 

oxylent multivitamin food supplement drink for when you feel under the weather

Oxylent Multivitamin

If you don’t like taking pills but feel under the weather or are lacking energy, try Oxylent multivitamin sachets. They’re really easy to take because you simply empty the contents into some water and mix it. Ta-da! Done. Plus they taste really good which is a bonus!

It’s not a replacement for a healthy diet but when you’re feeling blurgh, these sachets are somewhat of a lifesaver! Whether you’re recovering from a bout of anything unpleasant or feel like you’re constantly at the mercy of whatever is going around, these could be your friend.

Benefits:

  • Loaded with Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants, Amino Acids and Electrolytes
  • Contains absolutely no sugar, calories or caffeine
  • Supports Immune System
  • Reduces Fatigue & Release Energy
  • Supports Heart & Muscle Function
  • Protects Against Oxidative Stress
  • Supports Brain Function and Performance
  • They’re effervescence, making them ideal for those who don’t like taking tablets or are unable to swallow pills
udo's choice super 8 gold supplement

Udo’s Choice Super 8 Gold

Microbiotics, also referred to as probiotics, describe the beneficial microorganisms that reside in our digestive tract. Our digestive tract is home to trillions of microorganisms, some of which are beneficial, others that are harmful, and some that are neutral.

An unhappy digestive system is not only unpleasant in itself, causing symptoms such as bloating, nausea, acid reflux, diarrhea and constipation, but it can also directly affect our moods.
Although it’s often not widely known, the gut and immune system have a very close relationship.
A significant portion of the immune system is located in the gut and the gut microbiome plays a critical role in regulating the immune system.
Imbalances in this microbiome have been linked to a variety of immune-related conditions, including allergies, autoimmune disorders, and inflammatory conditions. That’s why it’s important to keep it happy and healthy.

Why Super 8?

Udo’s Choice Super 8 Gold is the highest-strength award-winning Microbiotic product available on the Irish market. It’s manufactured with a guarantee of 102 Billion ‘good’ bacteria per capsule and with the specific goal of rectifying serious flora imbalance or disruption.
Additionally, if you’ve had to take a course of antibiotics recently, and you’re suffering the aftermath, probiotics are an excellent way to repopulate the gut. We need to make sure we have more good bacteria than bad bacteria so as to keep a healthy digestive system and prevent illness.

Super 8 Gold contains 80% bifidobacteria which is ideal for those suffering from digestive issues and lower bowel issues.
We also have Udo’s Super 8, Optibac and many other probiotic blends.

If you want to learn more about probiotics, have a read over these blogs here:

pukka elderberry syrup

Additional supplements worth considering, especially if you already have any of them would be:

  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to support the immune system and may reduce the duration and severity of colds.
  • Elderberry: Elderberry is a traditional herbal remedy that is said to help reduce the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms.
  • Echinacea: Echinacea is a popular herbal supplement that is commonly used to help boost the immune system and prevent colds and other respiratory infections.

Are your “under the weather” feelings more mood-related rather than necessarily cold and flu style? In that case, have a read over my blog post on:

I hope this blog post on “Feeling Under The Weather” has helped you out in some way. If you’re reading this in January 2023, then the 3 supplements featured are all on offer, so snap them up before the end of the month : )

Emily Nöth

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*Please note that while we are knowledgeable about our products and nutrition, this blog should never be a substitute for medical advice and attention

Please remember that you should always obtain the all-clear from your doctor before starting any new supplement plan or diet if you’re on any medication