What is immunity?
Immunity describes the way your body protects itself from harmful germs that can make you sick. Your immune system is a complex beast that works hard to keep you healthy and is really important when it comes to fighting the viruses that cause colds and flu. So let’s take a look at the basics of how your immune system protects your body.
Think about your daily life. If you catch public transport, work in an office or are generally around other people you are potentially being exposed to all sorts of germs. A strong immune system is what helps protect you from getting sick, so you can keep going with your day-to-day activities.
First, your immune system tries to keep the germs from getting a foothold inside your body. This first line of defence uses special cells in barriers such as your skin and the inside of your nose and throat to recognise invading germs when they first try to get into your body. When germs are recognised as foreign invaders, your immune system raises the alarm and triggers an immune response. Once the alarm has been sounded, your immune system kicks into gear to attack the germs and limit the amount of harm they cause. This immune response involves the activation and mobilisation of an army of defensive white blood cells that target and destroy the invading germs.
When your immune system is doing its job properly, it not only responds to these unwelcome invaders but also remembers them – developing antibodies to mount a good defence the next time it encounters the same specific germ. If your immune system is not working as well as it should, it is not able to launch a proper defence against invading germs, giving the germs a fighting chance to get a foothold and make you sick.
Why supporting healthy immune function is important for you and your family
Now that you know the crucial role your immune system plays in taking care of your body, it’s easier to understand why it’s important for you to support your immune health. Following healthy lifestyle choices such as not smoking, eating a well-balanced diet, and exercising regularly can go a long way to keep your immune system running in tip-top shape. But other factors such as getting enough sleep and keeping stress levels down – things that may be harder to control in your busy lives – are also pretty important for a healthy immune system.
So when keeping on top of sleep, stress, and healthy living can be a bit challenging, you may need a helping hand to support your immune health. There are a number of vitamins and minerals that are vitally important for a well-functioning immune system. Zinc and Vitamin C, for example, are key nutrients that are known to play a role in almost every part of your body’s immune response. While you can get these vital nutrients from your diet, it may sometimes be necessary to supplement your intake to help support your immune system and to keep invading germs at bay.
Similarly, the extra intake of different herb or other plant extracts may help support your immune system when exposed to the germs that cause colds and flu. For example, extracts from echinacea, ginger, garlic, and liquorice have been shown to be involved in different aspects of the immune system and immune responses.
Fight colds and flu symptoms while supporting your natural immunity
When the dreaded cold and flu season rolls around again, look for new DEMAZIN ULTRA to help you and your family find effective relief from your symptoms with added immune support to help you bounce back quickly.
DEMAZIN ULTRA combines the trusted symptom relief delivered with DEMAZIN Cold & Flu + Cough with the immune system support provided by DEMAZIN Immune Defence to help your body fight illness. Let’s take a closer look at how DEMAZIN ULTRA works.
DEMAZIN Cold & Flu + Cough Day + Night Capsules provide effective temporary relief around the clock from cold and flu symptoms including headaches and fever, sore throat, body aches and pains, blocked or runny nose, and dry cough. Day capsules contain paracetamol to relieve pain and fever, the cough suppressant dextromethorphan to help control dry coughs, and the decongestant phenylephrine to relieve blocked and runny noses. Night capsules contain paracetamol and dextromethorphan with the antihistamine chlorphenamine maleate to help relieve symptoms while sleeping.
For adults and children 12 years and over:
- 2 Day capsules taken every 4 to 6 hours as necessary (maximum 6 Day capsules in 24 hours) and
- 2 Night capsules taken at bedtime as necessary (maximum 2 Night capsules in 24 hours).
- Do not use for more than a few days at a time (adults) or for longer than 48 hours at a time in children aged 12 to 17 years unless advised by your doctor.
DEMAZIN Immune Defence Soft Gel Capsules contain 7 active ingredients with herbs used in traditional Western medicine to enhance healthy immune function and help reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms. Each capsule contains vitamin C, zinc, garlic oil, echinacea, ginger, liquorice, and willow bark to support your immune system to help fight illness.
For adults and children 12 years and over:
- 1 capsule should be taken daily with food, starting with your first DEMAZIN Cold & Flu + Cough Day capsule dose.
Remember that immunity support is also important for the younger members of the family, because if one person in the house gets sick it’s easy for the germs to spread to the rest of the family. Which is why we have you covered here too! Look out for DEMAZIN Kids 2+ Cold & Flu + Immune Defence Oral Liquid that contains Elderflower – a herb traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve symptoms of cold and flu including sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, and cough – plus Zinc to support immune health in children 2 years and over. For those pesky coughs, try DEMAZIN Kids 2+ Cough + Immune Defence Syrup, which contains Ivy leaf extract to help relieve coughs and chest congestion plus Zinc to support immune health.
When colds and flu hit your family, look for the DEMAZIN range with products to relieve their symptoms, and support their immune system defences.View Range
Immune Support & Defence FAQs
Natural immunity is a way to describe the way your body protects itself from harmful germs that can make you sick. Your immune system is a complex beast that works hard to keep you healthy and is really important when it comes to fighting the viruses that cause colds and flu.
Vitamin C and zinc are known to play a role in almost every part of your body’s immune response. Extracts from garlic, ginger and echinacea have been shown to be involved in different aspects of the immune system and immune responses.
Following healthy lifestyle choices such as not smoking, eating a well-balanced diet, and exercising regularly can help keep your immune system running in tip-top shape. Other important factors include getting enough sleep and keeping stress levels to a minimum.