This time of year is always filled with more illness, sniffles and colds. We get sick more and bugs seem to spread really easily. So it is no surprise that plenty of us want to look for ways to stay healthy or give our immune system a boost. Here are some easy ways to help your body fight off those pesky germs.
- First, you should stock up on Manuka honey. The rating doesn’t even have to be that high necessarily. A 5+ would be good to help the onset of a cold or sore throat.
- You should make sure that you have some good quality turmeric in the house.
- Get a good quality vitamin C supplement.
- Likewise, some equally good Echinacea.
- Drink plenty of water – at least 2 litres a day. They say lukewarm is best but anything is better than nothing. You could also add a few drops of a citrus essential oil to your water as this can really cleanse and detoxify.
- Get enough sleep – aim for at least 7 hours, 8 if you’re lucky. When you are feeling tired and run down you feel worse and are more susceptible to germs and illness.
- Eat as much organic and local food as you can afford. If you’re immune system is lower at this time of year, the more natural and healthy food, the better.
I have been using Redoxon® Triple Action supplement over the past few weeks, as a way to get plenty of vitamin C. It is also a high with vitamin D and zinc which all help to support your immune system. The more your body is ready to fight off sickness naturally, the better.
In winter, there is obviously much less sunlight. We get vitamin D from the sun and make most of ours in the summer months. Having a boost in winter from a supplement is a good way to go. I remember speaking to a health visitor about this with my kids. And she says that children need a vitamin D supplement for sure. So I was really pleased to hear that Redoxon do a children’s chewy vitamin supplement. Their supplement is suitable for children from age four, so Max has been loving having his every morning. He has always been remaining me about it too, which is a really good sign. They obviously taste good and make him feel good.
The supplement comes in a effervescent tablet form, that you dissolve in water. I have found it really easy to fit into my day; I pour a glass of water, pop one in to dissolve and then make the kid’s breakfast. When that is all done it is dissolved. The drink tastes really good too, which I was pleasantly surprised by. It tastes like a flat Fanta drink, but doesn’t contain sugar. Winning!
I have been feeling good over the past few weeks and no one in our household has been feeling unwell, or even had anything as little as a cough. I don’t know if it is only down to the supplement but it has made a difference.
If you would like to win a Redoxon goody bag, along with a £50 Tesco voucher to stock up on healthy food and drinks for winter, all you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Just complete as many entries as you would like.
Good luck! You have until 11.59pm on 6th December 2016 to enter.
*the Redoxon products were gifted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Competition Terms and Conditions:
- The giveaway will run from 6am on 22nd November 2016 and will run until 11.59pm on 6th December 2016, GMT.
- The prize is for one winner; one Hotel Chocolat Merry Little Christmas Hamper.
- Open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
- All of the entries can only be completed through the Rafflecopter widget.
- All entries will be checked and verified.
- The winners is chosen at random, from all valid entries.
- The winner will be announced on 8th December 2016 and the winner will be emailed, as well as announced through AAUBlog’s social media pages.
- The winners will have 72 hours to respond with their details, otherwise a new winner will be picked, following the same procedure.
Great review – I often take these during the Winter months and I do think they help prevent colds and flu!
so many colds around at the moment, great for helping keep them away!
Well i would very much like to have this prize as I seem to be catching everything going.
I haven’t ever tried Redoxon but it does sound good, especially having vitamin D in it too. I would love to try it and the Tesco voucher would be very handy too 🙂
Great tips, we have been feeling the effects of the cold weather already and I’ve upped our vitamin intake as well.
I seem to catch everything going round and have just got over a nasty tummy bug, so would love to try out the Redoxon! The Tesco voucher would be so useful at this time of the year as well … here’s hoping!
Would love to win this! I love this time of the year minus all the coughs and colds! Fingers crossed 🙂
I’d really love to win this as i always suffer during winter after having a bad case of pnemonia, thanks.x
fab review i think i could do with this lol as already off work ill
I haven’t tried this before but it sounds good, I have a little one so try to keep as well as I can!
Hi I am enjoy reading your blog keep up the good work x
fab prize, thanks for the opportunity! I would love to win 🙂 Merry Christmas!
Great advice Sitting here at the moment feeling rubbish
Really struggle with colds in the winter – some good tips
Thanks for the lovely giveaway – we managed to only get one cold all winter last year and hoping this year will be similar (or better) :o)
May have to give the children’s chewy vitamins ago.
I have tried them with other variations and they don’t like them but these look more like chewy sweets so hopefully more enticing for them.
Good competition, fingers crossed and best of luck to all
I could really use some vitamins right now, I’ve had the same cold for two months!
This would be great to win as there is always a need for it in our house!
lovely giveaway, the voucher would be so useful with Christmas coming up, thanks
I wonder if it is suitable for Vegetarian as they are hard to find.
Love prize, thank you for the chance! Fingers crossed
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I’m full of cold at the moment, My body needs an energy boost! The vouchers would really come in handy for Christmas too! Fingers crossed.x
Could really use this in this very cold weather.
We’re all ill here at home, wish I’d thought about taking these before! 🙂
Thanks so much for a great giveaway! Happy Christmas!
this would be so so awesome in very way
Having a compromised immune system I absolutely dread winter.
Thanks for the giveaway and fingers crossed , would love to win
not heard of this product before, I have made a note of it, thanks
Love your blog. Useful advice and great prize. Would be lovely to win it.
really love the blog – keep up the good work
Must try these hopefully it would help keep the bugs away and keep me feeling healthy.
I knew about Redoxon soluble tablets but not the gummy sweets, what a great idea to get necessary vitamins in to the little ones 🙂
We always eat a lot of fruit and veg which helps keep colds away, but I would never turn down an extra vitamin boost!
Thank you so much, both for the excellent review and the lovely giveaway 🙂
What a fab giveaway!
We find ensuring plenty of fluids are consumed helps – something we seam to forget when the cold weather hits.
Lovely giveaway perfect for the time of year when some of us get a bit run down
Lovely giveaway thank you for writing your blog its full of fab advice, wishing you a very merry xmas
if it is going about i will catch it gratefull for any HELP
I seem to catch every little bug going from my boys
Thanks for a great giveaway! Would love to win!
Lovely giveaway…it would provide a most welcome boost in more ways than one. x
great review and outstanding giveaway its always good to think about your health this time of the year thankyou xxx
Great competition with Christmas coming up. Thank you very much.
I would love to win this for my daughter as shes just got her first home
What a lovely giveaway thanks for the chance to win
would really love to win this, fingers crossed!
Fabulous giveaway, definitely need this!
This is a super giveaway! My family and I really need to start taking vitamins we are all run down with the cold, these boosting immune system ones sound brilliant!
Great review,these products could really help through the winter and beyond.thanks x
Great review, thank you and such a lovely giveaway! 🙂
Great prize, i would love to win, fingers crossed.xx
perfect for my pains in the winter…. 🙂 a wonderful giveaway!
What a great blog would love to win this fabulous giveaway
What a great giveaway, thank you so much!
Some excellent tips there! And a fab and very useful giveaway. Thanks
I’d love to give these I go – I seem to spend each year with a winter long cold!
oh this is a lovely giveaway 🙂 thank you for the chance x
I really could do with defending my immunity and getting more energy. Thank you for the chance to win.
This would be fantastic. A huge help with Christmas!
great blog and comp x never heard of redoxon xx
I really need some vitamins! I wish I could get enough sleep but its impossible with my two kids around…
Fab review! I think anything that helps fight off the numerous bugs is a good thing and worth trying!
I had pneumonia a few months back so need my immune system boosting and my mum could have the Tesco voucher
Bug season is here, would love to win !
Looks a great product.
Would love to try it.
I haven’t tried this before but it sounds like a great way to boost your immune system.
The Tesco voucher would come in very handy for Christmas.
Great giveaway. Id love to to win as i am so run dlown at the moment. My immune system needs a boost
fab giveaway ,great tips fab blog would love to win
thanks for the giveaway, very useful especially at this time
I have wanted to try and balance my diet and health with vitamins, but never sure of levels, flavours and brands.
I’m a fan of warm water, ginger and lemon. I try to drink it first thing every day and if I’m poorly then I’ll put some raw honey in too. Fab giveaway, thank you x
Thanks for the giveaway, a vitamin boost is always welcome at this time of year.
This is a good review. I haven’t tried these before but I will now.
We do think vitamins are important, and I’ve made them a part of our morning routine xx
Great prize, as I always shop in Tesco for my food.
Great article, it’s really helpful this time of year, with everyone getting sick! x
As ive not long finished chemo i keep catching colds!
Great Review. Wonderful prize, certainly come in handy at this time of year!
Great prize would love to win and keep our immune system boosted this winter
lovely review and prize, like everyone else it would be lovely to win.
I always have Echinacea for a couple of months during Winter, it keeps colds at bay 🙂
We could do with keeping the winter colds off, and the Tesco voucher would ne so useful.
thanks for the lovely competition and wrap up warm its a cold night x
A Tesco voucher would be so handy ahead of Christmas – perfect for buying up vast quantities of Quality Street & Baileys!
What a fab prize! Hope you have a lovely Christmas season x
This would be great to win … I make sure my son takes his vitimins all the time but always good to have more
Have not heard of Redoxon before so something to try out on the family to help prevent any lurgy
We swear by vitamin supplements in our house!
Great review and a great giveaway. x
It is a good idea to stock up over winter, especially if you get ill. Thank you for the great review.
I take a vitamin D supplement already, but do like the idea of a tasty chewy one.
I haven’t heard of Redoxon before – I’ll look out for the products in the shops
I would love to win, it would really help with christmas coming up
I’d like to give Redoxon a try, sounds like my immune system would love it.
Would love to win and try these! Got my fingers crossed!
Great product, would be interested in trying them out
These sound great, me and my children have been so run down of the past 2 months, I have had chicken pox and cold after cold, these would be a real help
great comp thanks xxx
colds ruin peoples christmas
I need to try this product, I often feel rundown with colds during the holiday season.
Some good advice, now I just need to go and get stocked up.
This product sounds great hate having a cold me and Bubba have only just gotten over one.
These sound just what we need. We no sooner get clear in our house, than someone brings a new germ home 😷
id love this, could help keep a cold away during the festive period
winter is really the time of cold – I try to do everything to avoid it 🙂
thank you for running this competition, a very useful prize indeed
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These look really good, tasty and healthy, what more could I want
Great review and tips! The cold and sniffles just seem to go round in circles between us and the kids all winter!
I really enjoyed reading this blog post.
Thank you for running such a generous giveaway!
Thanks for hosting this great competition and for the review x
This would be amazing for Christmas time / winter coming
Our whole house is ill at the moment, so these would be fab!!
Will have to give these a try. Thanks for the fab review
This looks great for preventing winter colds and flu, will have to look out for them
Can’t think of a better way to keep those germs at bay 🙂 Thank you for a great review x x
Such a good giveaway and i’m sure many people will really benefit from it too
Thanks a lot for the chance. I love your blog and I have my fingers and toes crossed.
I reckon this is just the perfect thing for this time of year to perk us up 🙂
What a lovely giveaway this is, thank you. Fingers crossed!
Great tips! 🙂 Thanks so much for the competition! 🙂
Great prize and I really enjoy reading your blog
Enjoyed the review. Need something to boost my immune system. Second cold in a month.
this would be a lovely treat for the whole family and could get a few more xmas bits with the tesco voucher, thanks for the chance
I might have to try these I need to take vitamins and struggle with tablets but I’ve never been keen on the type you disolve in water and usually stick to kids chewy vits but if you say they are nice i shall give them a go
I’m always poor at getting enough of the right vitamins, either via food or supplements but these look easy to fit in to my day.
This would be great for the family. Thanks for the chance and hope you have a great Christmas.
Wonderful prize and review. I’m very interested In the children’s vitamins for my little girl to boost her immune system.
would love to win, thanks for the giveaway
Amazing giveaway! Always on the look out for something to keep the kids healthy and that tastes great
Anything that helps with immune systems over the winter months is a winner for me 🙂
It is only early December but I feel knackered already. Trying my best to avoid the bugs and colds. No time to be ill!
I’ve always taken zinc and Vitamin C separately, but I may have to try these as they contain both – anything to make my life easier!
Great for helping fight the winter bugs! Would love to win this prize!
Thankyou for this generous competition!
I’d lvoe to treat my family with the Tesco voucher!
great competition – salt water for gargling helps sore throats 🙂
Thank you for the competition, Tesco vouchers are always welcome!
Lovely giveaway and love Tesco very handy for Christmas thanks for the chance
Good review- hope to avoid the cold this season
Thanks for a lovely post. I find the winter months hard with the kids getting ill from flu etc.
Think I am living proof that not following these tips causing illness. Five hours sleep the last week and now I’m lain up in bed with a chest infection…
Thank you so much for the fab competition, you’ve got a fab blog hope you have a Merry Christmas
I could really use this myself as I can’t afford to get run down with an active toddler!! It’s a good reminder to purchase some vitamin drops for my son as he’s only 20 months so couldn’t have the chewable ones x
been full of cold for over 3 weeks now. these sound good so will have to try and find them in my local store. 🙂
What a lovely prize! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway. Perfect for staying healthy over the winter & for shopping 🙂 x
I try to I’ve my kids some type of vitamins over the winter, as they help to keep away cough’ and cold’s
I love this article, i really need all the immune help I can get x
Fantastic giveaway brill blog and advise
There are some great tips here! I could really do with boosting my immune system with being in third trimester, I seem to be picking up everything at the moment!
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These would be great to help us get through the winter months helping to keep colds at bay
This is a brilliant prize!
Love your blog xx
Redoxin Vitamin D – I have never seen this vitamin supplement before.
Yes please. I would love to win this, loving the blog! x
Fantastic review; got to take vitamins in the winter. Too many colds about.
I love to read the articles and reviews on your blog, thanks for a great competition too .
My immune system needs all the help it can get, especially in winter
what a great giveaway for this time of year!
Fantastic blog always great reviews and ideas and comps. Have a good christmas
Such a useful giveaway, good luck everybody and such a good post 🙂 xxx