Beta glucan supplements
Nutritionists claim that taking 1,3,1,6 beta glucan supplements could help cut the risk of catching a cold or flu.
The chemical agent does this by boosting the immune system before any viruses attack.
Frankie Brogan, senior nutritionist at Pharma Nord, said: “White blood cells play important roles in fighting infections, such as digesting foreign invaders, triggering appropriate inflammation and preventing the spread of infection.
“The activity of these cells is usually triggered by an infection but a nutritional supplement exists which has shown the ability to trigger the innate cells early.