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How To Boost Your Immune System

Keeping your immune system strong is important for staying healthy.1 But how do we do it?

Cepacol®, the brand known for its sore throat lozenges and hot medication, highlights ways to boost your immune system.

7 Effective Ways To Strengthen And Boost Your Immune System

Eat a Balanced Diet: A healthy immune system starts with proper nutrition. Make sure to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet.2

Get Sufficient Sleep: During sleep, your body repairs and renews cells, which is why it is said that at least eight hours sleep is very important.  Eight hours of sleep every night helps develop better antibody response when exposed to a virus.3

Stay Hydrated: Drinking water keeps nasal passages moist (enhancing defence against viruses), improves blood circulation (enabling faster response from white blood cells), and boosts oxygen levels (for toxin removal and faster recovery).4

Exercise Regularly: Engaging in regular physical activity has numerous benefits, including boosting your immune system. Aim for at least 30-45 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity four to five times a week.5

Manage Stress Levels: Chronic stress can suppress your immune system, making you more susceptible to infections.1 Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as practicing meditation11a, deep breathing exercises11b, yoga11c, or engaging in hobbies11d that you enjoy.

Practice Good Hygiene: Practicing good hygiene habits can help prevent the spread of germs and reduce your risk of catching a cold. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.6

Consider The Flu Vaccination: Annual flu shots can help reduce the severity and duration of flu symptoms if you do happen to catch the virus.7

Cepacol range

How the Cepacol® Cough & Cold Range Can Provide Relief

Cepacol® understands the daily needs of individuals experiencing cold or flu symptoms, so they have developed comprehensive solutions. With various formats available, such as lozenges, throat sprays, medicated drinks, and syrups, Cepacol® makes it convenient to find the perfect solution for your needs.

The Cepacol® Cough & Cold range includes a variety of products packed with multiple benefits:

  1. Cepacol® Cough & Cold Syrup8: Offers targeted relief for a persistent cough, congestion, and sore throat. Formulated with ivy leaf and pelargonium, it provides cough relief while combating cold and flu symptoms with their antibacterial and antiviral properties. The non-drowsy formulation is alcohol-free, making it safe to be taken from the age of six.

Cepacol Cough And Cold Syrup

  1. Cepacol® Plus Cough & Cold Syrup9: Specifically designed for night-time relief, this syrup addresses two troublesome symptoms: coughing and nasal congestion. It combines ivy leaf, pelargonium, and valerian extract, offering night-time cough relief.

Cepacol Plus cough and cold syrup

  1. Cepacol® Throat Spray10: This throat spray combines ivy leaf, pelargonium, and menthol. It quickly numbs the throat, providing temporary pain and discomfort relief.

Cepacol throat spray

Cepacol® understands the daily needs of individuals experiencing cold or flu symptoms, which is why they have developed these comprehensive solutions. With their range of products, there’s a Cepacol® option for everyone.

So, if you’re dealing with cold, cough, or flu symptoms, there’s a Cepacol® for that!

Cepacol®‘s range of products is available at leading pharmacies and retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.cepacol.co.za and join the conversation on Facebook.


  1. News Medical Life Sciences. How does Stress Affect Your Immune System? Available from:https://www.news-medical.net/health/How-does-Stress-Affect-Your-Immune-System.aspx. Last accessed August 2023.
  2. Harvard Health Publishing. How to boost your immune system. Available from :https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system. Last accessed August 2023.
  3. NDTV. Persistent Cough & Runny Nose? 7 Simple Tips To Boost Immunity During Winters. Available from:https://www.ndtv.com/food/persistent-cough-runny-nose-7-simple-tips-to-boost-immunity-during-winters-1952692. Last accessed August 2023.
  4. aquasana. How to Fight the Flu and Other Illnesses by Staying Hydrated. Available from:https://www.aquasana.com/info/healthy-hydration-pd.html. Last accessed August 2023.
  5. Franciscan Health. Exercise Fights Colds And Flu. Available from:https://www.franciscanhealth.org/community/blog/exercise-fights-colds-and-flu. Last accessed August 2023.
  6. World Health Organization. Influenza. Available from:https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/influenza-(seasonal). Last accessed Augus 2023.
  7. Mount Sinai. Common cold – how to treat at home. Available from:https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/selfcare-instructions/common-cold-how-to-treat-at-home. Last accessed August 2023.
  8. CEPACOL® Cough and cold syrup approved professional information, February 2022.
  9. CEPACOL® Plus cough and cold syrup approved professional information, February 2022.
  10. CEPACOL® Throat Spray approved professional information, February 2022.
  11. WEBMD.Ways to Manage Stress. Written by Lauren Ragland. Available from :https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/stress-management. Last accessed August 2023.

For full prescribing information refer to the Professional Information approved by the medicine’s regulatory authority. Adcock Ingram Limited. Co. Reg. No.: 1949/034385/06. Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa. Customer Care: 0860 ADCOCK  / 232625 www.adcock.com. 2023081410305767. August 2023.

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