The arrival of winter signals the return of seasonal illnesses. Runny noses, sore throats, fatigue, headaches, and other common infections will soon be part of the daily lives of many French people. These ailments can impact everyone’s quality of life, cause fatigue, and weaken the immune system. However, there are natural ways to strengthen your immunity and get through this cold season in better health.

Winter Illnesses

Winter illnesses are common conditions caused mainly by viruses. They spread easily during colder months when people spend more time indoors and get less fresh air, promoting virus transmission. Symptoms very often include nasal congestion, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, fatigue, and sometimes fever.

Boost Immunity Naturally

Strengthening immunity is essential to prevent these winter illnesses. Several natural approaches can be adopted:

  • Adopt a balanced diet: A nutrient-rich diet is essential to boost immunity. Foods rich in Vitamin C (present in fruits, notably citrus fruits and kiwis), Vitamin D (synthesised by exposure to the sun), and Minerals such as Zinc (present in pumpkin seeds and seafood ) strengthen the body’s natural defences.
  • Choose natural health products: Natural health products can supplement your diet by providing essential nutrients to boost immunity. Since not everyone has the opportunity to reach their quota of recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals.
  • Facilitate stress management: Stress weakens immunity. Stress management practices like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing are beneficial to calm the mind and strengthen the body’s natural defences. There are also active ingredients and natural products to reduce the effects of stress on the body. They are presented below.

Natural Solutions to Feel Better

In addition to strengthening immunity, natural solutions can help you relieve the symptoms of these winter illnesses. Put an end to the symptoms of sore throat, runny nose, headaches, etc., with natural solutions and active ingredients known to help the body fight these symptoms.

  • Herbal teas and infusions: Herbal teas with Thyme, Lemon, Ginger, or Echinacea have soothing and stimulating properties for the body.
  • Inhalations: Inhalations with essential oils such as Eucalyptus or Mint clear the respiratory tract and relieve the symptoms of winter ailments.
  • Natural health products with formulas designed with recognised active ingredients with synergistic effects: Certain plant extracts such as Echinacea, Elderberry, Thyme, and Great Mullein have long been used to relieve the symptoms of respiratory conditions.

Below is a detailed list of active ingredients to look for in the formulas of natural health products:

  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system and helps prevent winter infections.
  • Vitamin D: Vitamin D is essential for immune health and may help reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses.
  • Zinc: Zinc promotes immune cell production and helps reduce the duration of cold symptoms.
  • Echinacea: Echinacea is a medicinal plant that stimulates the immune system and can reduce the severity and duration of respiratory infections.
  • Elderberry: Elderberries are rich in antioxidants and can help relieve cold and flu symptoms.
  • Thyme: Thyme has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a natural remedy for respiratory tract infections.
  • Probiotics: Probiotics support gut health, closely linked to immunity, by promoting a healthy microbial balance.
  • Mint: Mint essential oil relieves nasal congestion and makes breathing easier.
  • Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus essential oil is commonly used for inhalations and can clear the airways in cases of congestion.

For those looking for natural solutions, Laboratories Ineldéa offers a range of natural health products developed with active ingredients recognised for their beneficial action on the body. Through its diversified offering, Ineldéa Laboratories supports you with complete formulas and synergies of active ingredients to support your health and the whole family throughout the winter.

The Olioseptil® range, which makes all the benefits of aromatherapy accessible to all, offers a wide variety of essential oil synergies to boost immunity, improve respiratory comfort, and soften the throat. Find the complete Olioseptil® offering here.

The Pediakid® range, the first natural health brand dedicated to children, also offers a wide selection to stimulate the immunity of your little ones and help them cope with the symptoms of small winter viruses. Find the complete Pediakid® offering here.

The Vitamin’22® range offers formulas with synergistic active ingredients to boost everyone’s natural defences, vitality, and tone. Find the complete Vitamin’22® offering here.

The ISN® range, which promotes high-quality integrative medicine, offers a diversity of references dedicated to the body’s well-being and boosting the immune system. Find the complete ISN® offering here.

When seasonal illnesses can impact your well-being this winter, it is essential to strengthen your immunity and have natural solutions to feel better. A holistic approach combining a balanced diet, natural solutions with effective active ingredients, and wellness practices can go a long way in strengthening overall health.

Marie, your health and well-being expert