According to pharmacist Eamonn Brady of Whelehans Pharmacy Mullingar, there are some situations when you may feel a little run down or lacking energy due to conditions like stress or a cold or flu. Some natural supplements can provide a timely boost.
Immune system boost
Echinacea is used to fight off infections including bacteria, viruses, and fungus. It is most commonly used to prevent and fight off colds and flus. Whelehans own-brand Echinacea tablets are €6.99 per pack of 40 (33 per cent extra free ).
Garlic is also a powerful antioxidant and is great for preventing and fighting colds. Garlic is beneficial in preventing heart disease. Whelehans odourless one-a-day garlic capsules are €3.95 per pack of 30.
Vitamin C is one of the most powerful of all known anti-oxidants. Antioxidants prevent, lessen, and sometimes reverse age-related conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, vision problems, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and cancer. Vitamin C boosts our immune system preventing colds and flus. Whelehans Vitamin C 1000mg chewable tablets are €4.99 (40 for price of 30 ).
Whelehans Children or Adult Tonic is a good option for those who don’t eat enough fruit and veg. It contains iron and all the B vitamins. Iron can relieve fatigue and improve concentration. Whelehans Tonics contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B12. Vitamin B1 (thiamine ) regulates mental function and aids memory. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin ) releases energy from foods and helps growth and development. Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide ) is used for over 50 body processes including energy release, making hormones, and removing toxins. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin ) releases energy.
There is a €2 off voucher for Whelehans Traditional Tonic in today’s Advertiser.
Whelehans Pharmacy is located at 38 Pearse Street, Mullingar (opposite the Greville Arms Hotel ). Tel (044 ) 9334591.