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My top supplements for winter

Glynis BarberHealth, Supplements Leave a Comment

I’m often asked to share what supplements I take. Now, I do love a supplement, so probably take a LOT more than you would want to. With that in mind, I’m only going to list the ones that I think are essential, especially as we go into winter when immunity is a bit lower and viruses are everywhere.

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The top 3

These work synergistically together and I think are an absolute must for pretty much everyone.


This comes in various forms ( citrate, threonate, glycinate, malate ) so it can get a bit confusing. Magnesium is good for preventing symptoms such as muscle cramping, helps to instil relaxation ( therefore helping with better sleep ) and contributes towards bone health.

Many people associate calcium with maintaining bone density, but this can lead to calcification. The combination of my top 3 is a great way to protect bones without that risk.

Magnesium can be harsh on the tummy however, and loose bowel movements are an indication that the dosage is too high. I had to give up magnesium for a full year at one stage, as I simply could not tolerate it at all. For this reason, I now take Magnesium glycinate which is very gentle ( I like the one by PURE ) and I’ve had no adverse side affects at all.

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It has been well researched and proven that most people living in colder climates, including the UK, will be deficient in vitamin D. This also applies to people with a dark skin or who wear sun block most of the time. In my opinion, it is vital to supplement with it, especially in the winter months.

Together, vitamins D3 and K2 help support bone health and are hugely important for supporting the immune system. These two should always be taken together because D3 helps to increase the absorption of calcium from foods into the blood, while K2 ensures it’s then deposited into the bones and not the arteries. K2 therefore has a protective effect against developing cardiovascular disease.

I used to take these as two different products but have recently discovered a great combo in a single product. It supplies 5000 iu of D3 ( which may seem high but, in my opinion, is the prefect dosage in winter months ). It then adds the correct proportion of K2 for that amount of D3.

Here’s the one I use:

Vitamin D3 + K2 by Seeking Health

If you don’t usually take supplements, then the three mentioned above may be more than enough for you.

If you want to really bolster and boost your health and immune system, then here are my other top picks.

The Immune Boosters


Vitamin C is well known for it’s protective qualities against viruses and for it’s antioxidant properties. In my opinion, it’s essential to take in the winter. It’s important to get a time released one, otherwise the body will just expel what it can’t use and most of it will go to waste. However, time released ones are surprisingly hard to find, so I just divide my dosage between the AM and the PM instead.

I go for 1000 mg. I think that’s a good protective dose for winter although it’s way above the recommended daily dosage. If you’re not as hard core as me, then 500 mg will still be very protective or even 250 mg if you have a sensitive tummy. If I think I’m getting a cold or sniffle, I up it to 2000 mg a day until I’ve knocked it on the head and if I do succumb to a virus, I will up it to 3000 mg. I must stress that the maximum dosage for Vitamin C is supposedly 2000 mg a day. Taking more than that is not dangerous but could lead to diarrhoea or nausea in some. Sensitive as my tummy can be, I’ve never had this reaction to Vitamin C.  I would only stay on the higher dose for a short time until I’m better. Remember that the body just expels what it can’t use.

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Vitamin C


I discovered this powerful anti-viral antioxidant during the pandemic and have taken it ever since. It has hugely protective qualities against both colds AND flu, including Covid.

I wrote an article about it which is well worth reading, to understand just how potent this supplement is:

A powerful and natural flu remedy

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Omega 3 fish oil is essential for good brain health. I like krill oil as it’s well absorbed and comes from a sustainable source. Krill oil also contains astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that is anti-inflammatory and helps to support joint health among many other properties.

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Krill Oil

I am going to leave the list here, as I don’t want to overwhelm with choice. These will stand you in very good stead for the winter. You could, of course, add Zinc for further protection.

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