People working together like zinc and the thymus gland

ZINC AND THE THYMUS GLAND: STRONGER TOGETHER

June 15, 2020

Although their function in the body is often underappreciated, the work that zinc and the thymus gland do together is vital for protecting health. So, let’s start appreciating them a little more. What actually are they, and do they do for us?   Introducing zinc It may be a mere trace element, but zinc is also a nutrient that everyone... Read More
The sun, which provides essential vitamin D

HOW VITAMIN D WORKS WITH YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

June 09, 2020

If you’re reading this, it hopefully won’t be news to you that vitamin D plays an integral role in keeping you healthy. As the NHS website explains, this fat-soluble vitamin is key to regulating your body’s levels of calcium and phosphate, which are crucial to the health of your bones, teeth and muscles.  While most of us tend to get... Read More
Vitamins that are full of nutrients

WHY WE NEED MORE VITAMINS AT CERTAIN TIMES

June 09, 2020

Most of us were probably aware long before adulthood that vitamins are important for health, having been told constantly by our parents as we were growing up to eat the healthy food on our plates because “It’s got loads of vitamins”.  Mum knows best, of course. But do you know exactly how and why vitamins are so important, especially for... Read More

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THE 7 PARTS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM THAT KEEP US HEALTHY

June 09, 2020

The human immune system is a truly wonderful thing, this sophisticated infrastructure of cells, proteins, organs and tissues routinely whirring into action to fight off nasties that can leave us feeling unwell. But how much do you actually know about all of those special components of the immune system that are constantly defending you?  Many of us are unfamiliar with... Read More
An athlete who needs vitamin C

ATTENTION, ATHLETES: HERE'S WHY YOU NEED MORE VITAMIN C

June 09, 2020

The natural water-soluble vitamin called vitamin C – also sometimes referred to as ascorbic acid – has long been associated with various potential benefits, including the protection of cells, help with wound healing, and the maintenance of healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage.  What might surprise you, however, is that athletes in particular need to be mindful about getting... Read More
absorbable vitamins in a drink

WHY WE TAKE OUR VITAMINS IN A VITAMIN DRINK

May 21, 2020

Tablets, liquids, gummies, lozenges, syrups, drinks... hard shell, soft gel, veg caps… The list goes on! But with so many ways to take vitamins, why does Tonic choose to make vitamin drinks? We’re glad you asked. It can be hard to choose the right supplements for you and your needs, let alone the right way to take them. But we’ve... Read More

Lemon and honey, which both have health benefits

LEMON AND HONEY: WHY THEY’RE SO IMPORTANT

April 28, 2020

A soothing mug of honey-lemon drink may be one of the most time-honoured traditions for ‘treating’ a cold, but did you know that it could be more than just a myth? In today’s age of relentless scientific advances compared to past generations, it would easy to presume that people take lemon and honey brews in response to a cold simply... Read More
Vitamin Supplements for the Immune System

WHAT VITAMINS SHOULD I TAKE TO SUPPORT MY IMMUNE SYSTEM?

April 22, 2020

Few periods in recent history have brought as much anxiety about immune health as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Inevitably, then, we are also seeing many claims and counterclaims about what steps we should all be taking to support or even boost our immunity. Read More
citrus fruits full of vitamin C

COULD VITAMIN C SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM? TAKE A LOOK...

April 15, 2020

During this uncertain time many of us are eager to take whatever steps we can, to strengthen our immune health. Claims and counterclaims are being widely made about which nutrients we can and cannot rely on to evidentially support our immune system. So, what place should vitamin C have in your efforts to live healthily and provide your immune system... Read More

mug of immune-healthy zinc

THE BENEFITS OF ZINC: HELPING TO KEEP OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM “IN-CHECK”

March 18, 2020

What is Zinc?   Zinc is a key micronutrient and mineral that is essential for the body in numerous ways, it keeps the immune system strong, helps heal wounds, and supports normal growth. A lack of zinc can make a person more susceptible to disease and illness. It is responsible for several functions in the human body, and it helps... Read More
strong and healthy immune system

TOP TIPS ON HELPING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

March 06, 2020

At Tonic Health, we’ve always been about championing your immune system to help you stay healthy in times of need. We wanted to take the opportunity alongside The Institute for Functional Medicine to remind you that there are several steps you can take to reduce your chances of being exposed and to help your immune system. What to Do During... Read More
Gut healthy food for immune health

WHY YOUR GUT IS CRITICAL TO IMMUNE HEALTH

February 10, 2020

We all know that eating healthy diet for our overall health but research over the last 10 years has shown a solid link between eating healthily diet and our immune system via our gut microflora (the micro-organisms in our gut). Our gut bacteria train our immune systems to behave appropriately to the environment. We are normally exposed to these bacteria... Read More

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IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

October 17, 2019

Sleep has an incredibly profound impact on both our physical and mental health, with the quality of our sleep as important as the quantity of sleep that we get. Numerous studies have demonstrated the impact of being sleep deprived and how it negatively affects how our brain functions, its association with increasing sensitivity to pain, hunger and possibility obesity, and... Read More
Vitamin C-rich oranges

HOW VITAMIN C HELPS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?

September 30, 2019

How Vitamin C helps the immune system? Vitamin C is required for our immune system to work efficiently. Find out more in this post. Read More
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WHAT IS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HOW DOES IT PROTECT US?

September 30, 2019

The immune system is a complex system that protects and defends the human body from damage from other organisms or substances from the outside environment. It is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs which work together to defend against pathogens. These come in the form of viruses, or bacteria which is when the immune system works... Read More

Sun in a heart shape

SUNNY DELIGHT, THE VITAMIN WE ALL COULD DO WITH A BIT MORE OF

September 30, 2019

Summer sun, something we all long for and yet something we actually need to maintain a healthy immune system. Read More