VITAL® Health Foods is South Africa’s number 1 brand in complementary medicines and health supplements and have been manufacturing and supplying South Africans with supplements since 1947.1 Being involved in complementary medicines for 74 years, Vital Health Foods has become an expert in this field.2 Vital Health Foods employs a team of in-house scientists who formulate, manufacturer and test complementary medicines and health supplements under the scrutiny of a dedicated quality assurance and regulatory team to provide you with a tried and tested product designed to protect you, your family, and your health.2 Vital Health Foods is licensed by the SAHPRA to manufacture complementary medicines and applies cGMP principles throughout its manufacturing process, from source to product, to ensure high quality products.
VITAL® Health and Immune booster
Nutrition is one of the most important contributors to health – these 10 words have the potential to change lives.3 In addition to managing lifestyle diseases, a healthy diet is also vital to a strong immune system, which protects children and adults alike from both communicable and noncommunicable diseases.3 Through good nutrition alone the threat of disease to the lives of ordinary people around the world could be significantly reduced.
Poor nutrition is the greatest underlying cause of deaths worldwide, accounting for 11 million deaths each year. 3 South Africans lie at a confluence of obesity and undernutrition where these lead to the proliferation of disease – the rich and poor suffer from poor nutritional status.4
As South Africa moves into winter infectious disease like colds and the flu start to become more common.5 Shorter days and a reduction in vitamin D and melatonin may cause us to become more susceptible to colds and the flu.5
Immune boosters, such as vitamin C and zinc during this time can assist in preventing illness, or may mitigate some of its severity.6, 7 Vitamin C concentrations in the plasma and leucocytes rapidly decline during infections.7 Supplementation of vitamin C improves components of the immune system such as antimicrobial and natural killer (NK) cell activities, lymphocyte proliferation, and chemotaxis.7
Zinc deficiency impairs mediators of innate immunity such as phagocytosis, NK cell activity, and the generation of oxidative burst.7 Both nutrients play important and complementary roles in immunity and resistance to infectious agents.7
Recommend one of the Vital Immune products to improve your customer’s immunity:
Viral Protect Vitamin D3 1000 IU with Coconut Oil:
- Contains 1000 IU vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 provides twice as much circulating calcifediol (active form of vitamin D) than vitamin D2 and is thus a better source of vitamin D to the body.8
- It contains coconut oil known to increase absorption of vitamin D3.9
Viral Protect Immune Ultra Combo Pack:
- An effective combination of vitamin C and Zinc in one handy on-the-run blister pack.
- 1000 mg vitamin C and 17,5 mg Zinc to supply complete daily immune cover.