Boost Your Child's Immune System and Say Goodbye to the Never-Ending Sick Days!

Boost Your Child's Immune System and Say Goodbye to the Never-Ending Sick Days!

Welcome to Winter!

It’s cold, it’s windy and sometimes a little gloomy – but at Nourish Health Hub we’re here to make sure your chilly winter days are as bright as possible and a big part of that is making sure your kids stay healthy and sickness-free!

Strengthening your child’s immune system will not only help them ward off common winter illnesses, but also ensures they stay healthy and vibrant throughout the season. In this post, we’re going to explore some natural remedies and supplements that we have seen work time and time again to help prevent our kiddies getting sick.


One of the many things that modern science has gifted us with is the endless information we now have about the link between the gut and the immune system. Maintaining a healthy gut is crucial for strong immune function, especially in children. Probiotics promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and inhibit the growth of harmful pathogens, creating a favourable environment for the immune system to function optimally. This Herbs of Gold Children’s Probiotic is one of our favourites.


Bone broths (like our Best of the Bone, Gevity RX and Nutra Organics brands available in store or online) are known for their rich nutrient profiles and can be a an extremely valuable addition to your child’s diet. It contains amino acids, such as arginine and glutamine, which are building blocks for immune cells. Additionally, bone broth is a good source of minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus as well as vitamins such as vitamin A and K2, which are essential for a robust immune system. This gut-loving superhero also contains gelatin and collagen, which help repair and maintain the integrity of the gut lining and in turn, prevent the entry of harmful pathogens and foreign bodies into the bloodstream, reducing the burden on the immune system.


It is well reported that Vitamin D is an essential immune booster, particularly in winter when our kids are spending a little less time outside. This vitamin helps regulate the immune system by modulating both the innate and adaptive immune response, influencing the production and function of various immune cells including T cells, B cells and macrophages. Vitamin D also plays a role in activating anti-microbial peptides to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. By enhancing the body’s ability to fight off pathogens, supplements like the Brauer Liquid Vitamin D will be essential for building a more robust immune system this Winter.


4. Zinc

Brauer have released an incredible liquid zinc for kids which plays a key role in the development and activation of immune cells. Adequate zinc levels support the production and activation of these cells, contributing to a stronger immune response. Zinc is also involved in the production of antioxidant enzymes that help protect immune cells from oxidative stress, whilst also helping to modulate the inflammatory response and exhibiting direct antiviral and antibacterial effects. If your child’s intake of lean meats, legumes and seeds is somewhat low, supplementation may be beneficial.


Even with all of these preventative measures, kids may still encounter the occasional cold and flu during winter. The Fusion Kids Cold and Flu formula is a natural and effective option to help manage these situations. This herbal blend contains herbs like Andrographis, Echinacea and Elderflower, known for their immune-boosting and antiviral properties. This product is one of our personal favourites for helping to alleviate symptoms and support a quicker recovery, enabling your child to bounce back to their vibrant self.


Taking a naturopathic approach to boost your child’s immunity during winter can significantly reduce their susceptibility to common illnesses. Incorporating products like bone broths and probiotics into their diet and ensuring adequate nutrient intake can be powerful strategies to support their overall health. Prioritising their immune system’s wellbeing will help your child enjoy a health and active winter season.

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