Top up with immune boosters when training for big sporting events


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Training for too long at a high intensity can make you more prone to catching a cold. More than 90 minutes of high-intensity endurance exercise may weaken the body’s immune response for up to three days thereafter. The body produces an immune-suppressing stress hormone called cortisol during a strenuous workout, which decreases the body’s natural resistance.

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So if you’re training for a big event, such as a marathon or triathlon, remember to top up with an immune boosting supplement – especially one which contains Echinacea. Echinacea can actually stimulate the body's immune function by increasing the activity of white blood cells, while combining vitamin C and zinc can significantly reduce the symptoms and duration of a cold.

For a great-tasting immune boosting solution that’s affordable and effective, try Efferflu C Immune Booster, available at all major pharmacies countrywide.

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