Your Health

5 Supplements You Should Take in Winter

The time has come to dig out your thickest coat, put on your woolliest socks and wrap up warm for winter. And we all know what that means…it’s cold and flu season too.


There are many steps you can take in order to stay healthy during winter, from wearing appropriate clothes for the weather to eating a healthy, balanced diet. In order for your body to function normally and help protect it against colds and illnesses, you’ll need to ensure you’re getting all the right nutrients. Supplements are a great way to increase your vitamin intake and give your body what it needs throughout the winter.


We’ve put together our recommendations for supplements you should take during winter to support your immune system and help keep your body fuelled this season.


What Vitamins Should I Take During Cold and Flu Season?


Our immune system supplements are the perfect vitamins to take during cold and flu season. Your immune system is at the heart of maintaining overall optimal health and works hard all year round to protect your body against illness and disease.


However, your immune system will be working even harder during cold and flu season, which makes it more important to ensure your immune system is supported and performing at its best during winter with the help of supplements. There are plenty of other ways you can try to boost your immune system naturally too:


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5 Supplements to Take in Winter


Support your health during cold and flu season with these top five vitamins for winter.


1. Vitamin B-Complex


All eight B vitamins that make up the B-complex are essential for our body’s metabolic functions, in addition to contributing to the production of energy and the maintenance of a normal psychological function.


Thanks to foods that are rich in B vitamins, such as milk, cheese and several types of meat, we can comfortably maintain our vitamin B levels through our diet – except for vitamin B12, which isn’t found in plant-based food.


Therefore, if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you’ll need to consider adding a specific vitamin B12 supplement into your diet, but why not ensure you’re getting all the essential B vitamins with our Vitamin Code Raw B-Complex Capsules?



These vegan capsules contain thiamine (B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin (vitamin B7) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). Suitable for anyone looking to boost energy and metabolism, take these supplements during winter to ensure your body is getting all the essential B vitamins it needs for normal energy-yielding metabolism and brain health.


2. Vitamin D


Vitamin D is the main vitamin we lack during winter. As we start to spend more time indoors away from the cold, combined with the reduction of daylight hours, our bodies get less exposure to natural sunlight, which in turn means we get less vitamin D. To make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D during winter, we recommend introducing or upping your intake with vitamin D supplements. Check out our range of vitamin D supplements at Garden of Life below:



From our high-dose capsules containing 5,000 IU vitamin D3 to a tasty vanilla-flavoured vitamin D spray, there are plenty of options to support the whole family this winter.


3. Vitamin C


Commonly considered as the main vitamin to take during cold and flu season, vitamin C is known to help maintain a healthy immune system and can provide your body with the support it needs during winter.


Upping your intake by introducing vitamin C supplements in winter could help to strengthen your immune system, in addition to giving your skin health a beneficial boost. [1]



Available as a convenient vitamin C spray in a delicious orange-tangerine flavour, as well as our Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C capsules, boost your immune system with these tasty supplements for winter. You can also up your vitamin C levels through the food you eat, especially with citrus fruits and orange juice.


woman enjoying a glass of orange juice in winter jumper


4. Zinc


Vitamin Code Raw Zinc is made from a blend of 23 whole food fruits and vegetables, providing you with a supplement perfect for winter that’s rich in zinc to support healthy skin and eyes. Our bodies need this essential mineral as it contributes to a range of bodily functions, from the maintenance of normal skin health and vision to supporting our immune system.[2]


Our zinc supplements also contain essential vitamin C to support normal function of the immune system, giving your body the boost it needs this winter. [1]



5. Omega-3


Support your heart, eye and brain health this winter with omega-3 supplements. Naturally found in oily fish, omega-3 fatty acids can provide you with many health benefits and support your wellbeing needs during winter.


If you’re deficient in omega-3, you may notice signs of low mood or depression, fatigue and joint pain.


Increase your intake of omega-3 during winter with supplements to help support your overall health and wellbeing throughout the colder and darker months.



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[1] Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin. 


[2] Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and normal vision. 


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