When you start to feel you are coming down with something, and at the same time trying to figure out your risk with Covid, some symptoms can be similar. Spreading germs to the people you love can cause possible serious health implications, especially if you have young adults in your household who are starting university or mingling with their friends during holiday celebrations such as Halloween or Christmas parties.
Winter is a time when people are spreaders of germs and supporting your immunity during these times is especially important if you want to minimise the severity of flu, respiratory infections, or Covid.
Below is a table of common flu and Covid symptoms:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
If you are feeling unwell, or whatever the symptoms, it is best to minimise the spread of these germs by staying at home and recovering, as well as testing yourself to make sure it is not Covid. The problem with winter is that there are other viruses, like the rhinovirus which causes the common cold.
The symptoms of Covid normally take longer to show (2 – 14 days) and flu (1 – 4 days).
It is possible to catch Covid and flu at the same time
Catching flu symptoms can be quite debilitating for people, and for some can result in being bed ridden for one or two. Catching Covid on top of flu can cause life-threatening complications, which is why it is best to nip things in the bud the minute you feel something coming on. Native Nutrient Immuno support bundle offers food sourced supplements that work to support the immune system.
The Beta 1.3 1.6 Glucan offers support at onset of a cold or flu. Our Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids offer support for strengthening general immunity against infection, it also reduces some inflammatory cytokines; therefore, an initiative-taking approach can help prevent or can cut down the time it takes to recover. We also offer our Zinc Plus which is a good supplement to take during winter. Our Antioxidant Complex Plus protects against cell damage and oxidative stress.
Our Vitamin D 2000 IU, which is part of our General Wellbeing Bundle, is a good supplement to take during the winter months and helps enhance immunity. Most of us have a vitamin D deficiency during winter and vitamin D has been linked and correlated with worse outcomes of Covid.
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