The Challenges of Winter
Some love it, some hate it: The cold season has its beautiful sides, but it also presents our bodies with some challenges.
Our immune system is really stressed now…
The cold weakens our immune system, as all processes in the cells – including our immune system – are shut down to a certain extent. Since we often stay indoors, viruses and bacteria have an easy time of it. The heating air dries out the mucous membrane, which serves as the first barrier against pathogens. In addition to the all-rounder vitamin C, we also lack vitamin D, which is so important for the immune system. An overview of the past years shows that the supply of vitamin D in general is already a problem worldwide. During the less sunny months, when the body lacks the sunlight to produce vitamin D itself, a much poorer vitamin D supply can be assumed.
A sufficient supply of vitamin D is therefore particularly important in winter. The immune system can be additionally strengthened by vitamin C and zinc. You can find a selection of our SUNLIFE® immune products here.