Vitamins and supplements: Best tablets to take to boost health in winter

Holly Zoccolan is also known as “The Health Zoc”. The holistic lifestyle and nutrition coach spoke about winter nutrition with and the most crucial supplements to take.

Zinc is important to have in winter cause it can help to shorten the length of colds.

Vitamin C can also help with preventing the cold. It also helps with the repair of body tissues.

An SAD lamp, which shines a bright artificial light, can be used in the winter months.

Should you use an SAD lamp?

Holly recommended a SAD lamp for the winter months.

She said: “SAD lamps can be great to help with increasing serotonin which raises your mood and can give you a daily boost of positivity.

He went on: “But the big one, and certainly the one that’s been the talking point over the last couple of years is the fact that vitamin D regulates many aspects of immune function.

“The really interesting thing is that it can actually reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections.

“Every single cell within our immune system contains a vitamin D receptor. It regulates some of those key day-to-day functions.

“We also know that people with low vitamin D status do tend to be more susceptible to things like the common cold and everyday viruses as well because it is such a key factor in that regulation.”


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