Boost your

Your body’s defence against illness and disease

The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect your body through a series of steps called the immune response. When germs and microorganisms enter the body, the immune system attacks with two types of white blood cells: Phagocytes, cells that destroy invading organisms and lymphocytes, cells that recognize and remember previous invaders to help the body destroy them next time.

Creating and maintaining good health is the best way to keep your immune system strong and healthy.

Protect Your Immune System Naturally

Don’t smoke

Cigarette smoke contains high levels of tar and other chemicals, which can weaken your immune system, making it less effective at fighting off infections.

Eat a high fibre diet

Soluble fibre, found in avocados, oranges, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, beans, and figs, reduces inflammation, and can speed up your recovery from bacterial infections.

Exercise regularly

Physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways.

Maintain a healthy weight

According to scientists, obesity can weaken the body's immune system and reduce its ability to fight off infections.

Drink only in moderation

Excess alcohol consumption may lead to immune deficiency and increased susceptibility to illness and certain diseases.

Get adequate sleep

Researchers have found that a good night's sleep can boost the effectiveness of specialized immune cells called T cells.

Cook meats thoroughly

Avoid the risk of getting food poisoning, and weakening your immune system, by cooking meats to a safe temperature and ensuring any bacteria, viruses, and parasites are eliminated.

Try to minimize stress

Stress decreases the immune system's ability to fight off antigens, making you more susceptible to infection.

Prevention is Powerful

How Sambucol can help

All year round

Sambucol can be taken daily to support your immune system.

Create healthy lifestyle habits
with your family at home

  • Get the flu shot every year
  • Wash your hands with soap throughout the day
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Stay home if you have a respiratory infection and the following 2 4 hours after a fever
  • Fill half of your plate at every meal with brightly coloured fruits and vegetables
  • Start and end your day with a warm bath or shower
  • Stay active throughout the winter months
Stay hydrated
  • Children need 6-8 glasses of water every day
  • Adults need 8-10 glasses of water every day
Get enough sleep!
  • Children 3-5 years old need 11-13 hours of sleep
  • Children 5-10 years old need 10-11 hours of sleep
  • Adolescents 10-17 years old need 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep
  • Adults should aim for 7-8 hours of sleep