Right now, taking steps to boost and give your immune system some extra support is a sensible thing to do. We are being told by the powers that be that we need to ‘learn to live with the virus’ so doing what you can to stay safe, stay healthy and keep your immune system protected has never been more important.

When it comes to Immune Support, our Top 3 Supplements for supporting Immune Health are Vitamin D3, Vitamin C and Zinc.

The experts are right when they say that our diet should provide us with the nutrients that we need to stay healthy. The reality is somewhat different in 21st century Ireland. Our supermarket shelves are evidence to the fact that our generation is eating more convenience food and cooking less than previous generations. The processed food industry keeps on growing and the quality of foods that we’re eating is a far cry from what our grandparents lived on 50 years ago.  Essentially what that equates to is that our diet and lifestyle mean that we’re not always getting the nutrients from our diet alone that our bodies need to function at optimal health.

Vitamin D3

A recent Irish study carried out by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) based at Trinity College Dublin has found that Vitamin D3 plays a critical role in preventing respiratory infections, reducing antibiotic use, and boosting the immune system response to infections.

The report entitled ‘Vitamin D deficiency in Ireland – implications for COVID 19. Results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)’ has been widely shared across the media in Ireland.

Their press release highlighted the importance of taking a Vitamin D supplement, with one in eight Irish adults under the age of 50 thought to be deficient in this vital vitamin.

Given the limited amounts of regular sunlight exposure year-round here in Ireland, it is difficult to naturally maintain your required levels of this vital vitamin, which cannot be met through diet alone. Vitamin D supplementation is highly recommended for those of you who are high risk, have been cocooning for long periods or are working on the front line in any capacity.

Our Macánta Vitamin D3 capsules offer 2500iu of cholecalciferol, considered the most natural and most active form of Vitamin D. This vegan form of vitamin D3 is what the body naturally produces when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

Vitamin C

Long recognised as an immune booster, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system. A water-soluble vitamin, Vitamin C is responsible for many essential functions in the body and nervous system.

In its role as an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps to reduce and repair any damage caused by free radicals in the body.

We have two options for those interested in taking a Vitamin C supplement. Our Vitamin C with Bilberry Extract is now back in stock and is available for €19.95. Our Vitamin C 850mg is also available and is priced at €11.95.

Zinc

Zinc is an essential natural mineral that can benefit the body in many ways. Primarily known and taken for it’s involvement in immune maintenance and support, it has over 200 functions within the body.

A trace element that the body cannot manufacture on its own, zinc has several important functions. For example it helps make new cells and enzymes, helps us process carbohydrate, fat and protein in food and also helps with healing and recovery.

Macánta Zinc Picolinate capsules give you 15mg of zinc picolinate in combination with 1mg of copper bisglycinate to aid absorption.

New Immune Support Pack

We’ve put together an Immune Support Pack to give you each of these three essential immune boosting supplements at one fantastic price.

This pack includes our

Just one click here and you get all three products for the fantastic price of just €30 with free delivery anywhere within ROI.