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How to prep your body's natural defences

Now is an essential time to strengthen your immune system. Not only has the world been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, but in South Africa, we are also preparing for the winter. Preparing your immune system so that it is strong and healthy for the colder months, will better your chances of not contracting a cold or flu this winter.

And guess what? Your daily food and supplement intake can play a major role in prepping your immune system for combat. Below are the basic strategies, foods, and supplements we recommend you take daily.

Please note that the foods and supplements listed below may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.

A morning shot of herbal tonic

Give your immune system a daily kickstart with a herbal tonic crafted from ingredients proven to support immune system function. Our go-to all-in-one herbal tonic booster is Sportron's Infagard. It contains:

All you need is 15 - 20 drops a day, either directly on your tongue or mixed in a little bit of water in a shot glass. It comes in a handy 30ml bottle that you can conveniently take wherever you go.

Whole grains, nuts, and avocados for lunch

These foods contain several plant-based substances known as phytosterols, but more specifically Beta-sitosterol. Beta-sitosterol has a structure like the cholesterol produced in the body and can be used to prevent immune system dysregulation and inflammation such as:

  • Colds and cases of flu

  • Allergies

  • Auto-immune diseases

Phytosterols are found in vegetable oils and the products made from them, like nuts, seeds, avocados, and legumes.

To boost your intake of phytosterols, we highly recommend Sportron's Phytogard. Phytogard is especially important for individuals who already have a compromised immune system. It can be given to assist in:

  • Improving immune competency,

  • Retarding the progression of the disease,

  • Improving the quality of life.


  • Children 1-3 years: 1/2 capsule daily

  • Children 3-5 years: 1 capsule daily

  • Adults & Children 6-12 years: 2 capsules daily

Phytogard also contains FoodState® Selenium and Zinc because of their role in preserving CD4 lymphocyte counts and because the soil has been found to be depleted in these minerals.

Don't forget to work from the inside out

Yogurt and fermented foods contain probiotics; natural and friendly bacteria that help keep your gut microflora balanced and maintain a healthy intestinal home. Wellness experts recommend a daily dose of probiotics from food or a probiotic.

We love and recommend Sportron Floraplex® daily spray or Floraplex Tablets. It can be taken by children from one year of age. Floraplex promotes and maintains a healthy network of gut bacteria that can help your immune cells differentiate between healthy and harmful organisms.

Often it is not until we get sick that we acknowledge how negatively it can impact us. In this uncertain time, try to create your own certainties and let taking care of your health be one of them.

Drop us a message via our contact us form should you be interested or have questions about any of the products mentioned above.


Please note that the foods and supplements listed above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this communication is not to be construed as medical advice. Consult a professional on any medical or psychological concerns. The articles and blogs are posted only as opinion or ideas, and are general in nature. The administrator takes no responsibility for any action or outcome a reader may make as a result of reading a post.

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