Don’t let the cold grey weather bring you down – try these seasonal must-haves for a healthier, happier you
The multi-award winning Bee Prepared immune formulas are formulated by nutritionists and combine nutrients with proven benefits which are not usually found in a regular diet or multivitamin including bee propolis, elderberry, olive leaf, beta glucans and more. Suitable for most ages and Vegetarian Society-approved, they can help beat colds and flu, and boost your immune system during times of stress. Plus the capsule contents may be opened into smoothies, yoghurt and more. Available in health stores including Holland & Barrett & buy online globally via Bodykind.
Nurture your complexion this winter with Living Nature’s certified natural Ultra Nourishing Mask. This intense, deeply penetrating mask contains beautiful New Zealand botanicals that nourish and restore facial skin, particularly if it’s dry or damaged. It’s packed full of the natural goodness of active manuka honey to help nourish, hydrate, rejuvenate and protect skin. Antimicrobial manuka oil helps keep skin clear, while rosehip and other botanical oils renowned for their skin regeneration properties, help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Living Nature is currently celebrating 30 years of producing Manuka Honey skincare, all of which are certified natural by BDIH Germany. £34 for 50ml, botanicalbrands.com/product/ln15073/
Vitamin D is important for so many things, including your immune system, blood, bones and muscles. Boost your levels with Nature's Answer Vitamin D3 Drops in extra virgin olive oil which offers 4000iu per serving, in just two drops. Vitamin D is linked to so many functions in the body, including a normal functioning immune system and normal blood and bones, and muscle function and it is thought that a lack of energy and motivation in the winter months is linked to a deficiency in this mineral. Nature's Answer Vitamin D3 Drops in extra virgin olive oil offers 4000iu per serving, in just two drops. The product is alcohol and gluten free, and contains no preservatives or sweeteners. One bottle costs just £17.99 and supplies 240 servings, meaning it will last you eight months if taken daily. It's easy to take too – simply mix with food or liquids. kijaniliving.com
Do you want glowing, hydrated and soft skin? Try Dafna's Nutrition Night Treatment. The cream contains 21 natural active ingredients including antioxidants such as ginseng and green tea and probiotics like propolis and skin regenerators such as reishi. It also contains the exclusive TensUp biotech formula- which has a short-term lifting effect and long-term anti-ageing affect by enhancing collagen production and synthesis. £75, www.contentbeautywellbeing.com/products/dafna-nutrition
Associated with a Mediterranean lifestyle and traditionally used to support a healthy immune system, olive leaves can help give your immune system a boost when it needs it most. Comvita Olive Leaf Extract uses only fresh-picked leaves and features 66mg of oleuropein plus at least 11 other polyphenols, combined with zinc and copper which helps contribute to the normal function of the immune system. £7.99, available from comvita.co.uk or Holland & Barrett
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