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Immune Health for the Winter Season

With colder months approaching, we will be thinking again of how to naturally make the most from our immune systems and what can we do, from a food and supplement perspective to give us the greatest fight to boost our immune health for the Winter Season against colds, flu, stress and indeed day-to-day living.

Here are a few top tips we as a team use to give that extra boost!

Protein intake:

Protein in the diet isn’t just responsible for maintenance and building of muscle tissue, but also for optimal immune health. Protein breaks down in our bodies to amino acids and these individual amino acids are used by our white blood cells to fight off and clean up the body and to keep you ready and able to stay healthy.

Protein recommendations vary, but a good rule of thumb is 1.5 grams per kilogram of body weight, for example a 60kg person (male or female) would want to ingest at least 90grams of protein per day.

Vitamin D:

Vitamin D is a very active prohormone in the body, with 100’s of functions and not least as an immune protectant. Unfortunately, vitamin D from UVB rays diminish from September onwards to April in Ireland so we must either get it from our diet or from supplementation. Dietary vitamin D for most people is hard to achieve, due to the fact we don’t consume wild Atlantic salmon or liver on a regular basis, so a daily supplement of 2000iu of vitamin D takes care of the job nicely. Vitamin D takes a while to build up in our cells, so  we need to start early to reap the benefits.


Stress comes in many forms, mental, physical, spiritual, chemical etc… This is something many of us cannot avoid. There are a multitude of ways people deal with all types of stress, but here are a few ways we can proactively deal with all types of stress.

B-complex: B vitamins are used in energy metabolism, breaking down foods into energy, but another function of certain  B vitamins is to repair our adrenal glands, which release our stress hormones. A daily B complex (which is a mix of many of the B vitamins), makes sure you have the building blocks to repair and restore your stress hormones aiding in fighting off fatigue and dips in your immune health.

Talk to any of our trainers about these protocols and get up to date with taking your immune health and well-being into your own hands this Winter season! 

The Edge: Clontarf Supplements

Supplementation is key to a healthy lifestyle and living at your optimum level- increased energy, more positive outlook, improved gut healthy, clearer skin, healthier nails and hair, sounder sleep- Just some of the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet with careful supplementation!

But don’t just take our word for it- See some client testimonials of our various in-house supplements:

Siun Fitzgerald – “Ive been taking The Edge brand Infinity Fuel, Super Multi-vitamin, Probiotics and Fish Oils for just over 2 years and they have become an integral part of my daily diet. I have always supplemented but not as religiously as I do now because I didn’t feel that generic store bought products had any effect. Since switching to The Edge brand supplements this has lead to increased energy, increased immune system, better hair, nails & skin , increased digestion and a much better overall feeling in general”.

Rob Johnstone – “From my own personal experience, Probiotics have become extremely important for the health of my stomach as I have discovered that a lot of problems originate in this area of the body. Since I’ve started taking the Probiotics with my breakfast and lunch, they have helped me completely detox my body of all the medicines/anti-biotics I had been on over the years, my health has only gone from strength to strength…I would recommend them to everyone”

Emma MacNaughton – “I started taking the Edge Vitamin C powder in September. I take 1-2 scoops in water and sip on it throughout the day. As a teacher I generally pick up every single cold and flu going, but this was the first year that I didnt take one sick day. I firmly believe that this vitamin intake has played a significant part in that and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a hectic lifestlye.”

Ian Jordan –“Since ive started taking the Edge Infinity Fuel one week ago I have already noticed an increase in my energy levels and it has helped me reduce body fat in places where I had been struggling to lose it before”.

For more information on our supplements and what exactly they contain, you can give us a call on 853 4091 or email info@theedgeclontraf.com.





Your body’s insurance policy- Super Multi-Vitamin

Besides eating clean and exercising smartly, in the health and fitness industry, the multi-vitamin and a good 8 hours sleep are your body’s Premium Health Insurance Policy.


We know that it is near impossible to extract all of the necessary nutrients and vitamins from your daily intake of food. By supplementing your diet with a good multi-vitamin, you are ensuring that you have all of the necessary building blocks for your optimal health and wellness.

Taking a multi-vitamin has the following benefits, amongst others:

More energy

Improved digestion

Strengthened immunity against colds, flus and viruses

Increased libido (sex drive)

Sharpened concentration

If you are interested in speaking to one of our team members about how you can improve your overall health, energy and well-being, give us a call on 01 853 4091 or email info@theedgegym.ie