These days, staying healthy and strong is more than a goal – it’s a must. A simple sneeze could trigger alarms in your head about your health. That’s why we take extra steps to boost our immunity and build better defenses even before things get worse.
Boosting the immune system has never been more crucial than it is today. For it to work properly, it needs enough vitamins and nutrients. That’s Why Vicks Brings Its First-Ever Vitamins to the Philippines — Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol (Vicks Immune Defense).
As the world’s leading cough and cold treatment brand, Vicks has provided solutions to manage cough and cold symptoms. With the introduction of its new vitamin product in the Philippines, Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol (Vicks Immune Defense) helps strengthen your immune defenses with good nutrition and exercise. This is due to the scientifically present ingredients in each capsule: vitamin C, zinc and even high strength vitamin D.
While vitamin C and zinc may be widely known ingredients to help provide immune support, new studies show how vitamin D also plays a role in building immune defenses.
The Untapped Power of Vitamin D
In recent years, extensive research has been conducted on the health benefits of vitamin D. It turns out that supplementation with this vitamin plays a key role in innate immunity, which is the body’s frontline response to novel pathogens.
According to an article published in The Harvard Gazette, while vitamin D is already widely prescribed for a variety of ailments, a global team of researchers has found that it also helps protect the body against colds and flu. Lead author of a new global collaborative study, Carlos Camargo from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), said: “Our analysis also found that it helps the body fight off acute respiratory infections. .
In fact, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, recommends vitamin D supplementation because he even takes it himself. In a CNBC article, he was quoted saying “If you have a vitamin D deficiency, it impacts your susceptibility to infections. So I wouldn’t mind recommending, and I do it myself while taking vitamin D supplements.
Vitamin C and zinc
As one of the most studied vitamins for its beneficial effects on overall health, Vitamin C has been shown to shorten the duration and severity of a cold if taken in supplement form. In one study, those who took daily supplements (of vitamin C for up to three months) fared better than those who took vitamin C on the first day of a cold (without prior supplementation). Regular vitamin C supplementation can help reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms, especially in those who are in situations of extreme cold and acute physical stress. In addition, Zinc is involved in immune function and cell damage. Several studies would attest to this, indeed the World Health Organization praises zinc and its facilitation of cell growth and metabolism and without it, the body becomes less resistant to infections.
With the cold season approaching, the motto “prevention is better than cure” really applies, and every day is a chance to defend yourself against the common cold. With the overwhelming information available to you, choose the one that is backed by science.
VStrong for you and your loved ones. With each capsule of Vicks New Vitamin contains 500mg of Vitamin C (equivalent to 562.43mg sodium ascorbate), 10mg of Zinc and 1000 IU of high strength Vitamin D, New Vicks Vitamin helps support the immune defense with proper diet and exercise.
Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol (Vicks Immune Defense) is available in all major pharmacies in the country. It is also available online via the Watsons website, Watsons app, Southstar websiteand P&G Health Official Store.
For more information, visit the website at https://www.vicks.com.ph/en-ph/browse-products/cough-and-cold/vicks-immune-defense and check out their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VicksPhilippines/.
If the symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
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- McGreevey, S and Morrison, M (2021, February 15) Study confirms that vitamin D protects against colds and flu. Retrieved December 17, 2021, from https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/02/study-confirms-vitamin-d-protects-against-cold-and-flu/
- Dietsch, K (2020, July 31). The supplement Dr. Fauci takes to help keep his immune system healthy. Retrieved November 18, 2021 from https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/supplements-white-house-advisor-fauci-takes-every-day-to-help-keep-his-immune-system-healthy.html
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