QUIZ: How ready are you to defend your health in this new normal?

QUIZ: How ready are you to defend your health in this new normal?
Take this quiz to find out!

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Events are coming back, restaurants are reopening, people are lining up for cinemas again. Life is slowly turning into a familiar version of the past. After two years of isolating ourselves, we’re finally able to cautiously see family and friends. 

While it’s amazing to see people reconnect with each other and reconnect with past habits and hobbies, it’s also interesting to see how different people stay on top of their health and safety. Beyond wearing masks, some carry around hand sanitizers while others hang a bottle of alcohol on their bags, or maybe even carry other accessories and doodads that help make them feel safe from being outdoors especially for things as elusive as a cold.

Having a cold can be frustrating to deal with and can weaken our immune system. Colds are caused by over 300 different kinds of viruses that continue to thrive and evolve no matter the season, which is why it’s hard to prevent them. 

One of the best ways to help deal with it is by keeping your immune system in top shape.

Some will add multivitamins into their routine like the new Vicks Vitamins — Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol (Vicks Immune Defense) that helps boost the immune system with Vitamin C, Zinc, and high-strength Vitamin D, along with proper diet and exercise.  At the first signs of a cold or when exposed to the cold virus, cold defense nasal spray like the Vicks First Defence can come in handy.

How ready are you to help defend your health in this new normal? If you’re curious to know how well you’re defending yourself, take this quick test to find out!

Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray

Vicks First Defence nasal spray can help block the cold virus when used at first exposure. It helps trap, inactivate, and remove cold viruses to reduce the risk of developing into a full blown cold. It can also serve as your handy cold defense as you travel for work, go on vacations, or simply meet up with friends and family.

So how do you know if it’s time to bust out your Vicks First Defence nasal spray? Vicks recommends you use this at first signs of a cold (scratchy throat, tickly nose, or when you start sneezing) or on exposure to a cold. If symptoms persist beyond four days, please consult your doctor.

New Vicks Vitamins

In addition to the nasal spray, Vicks also launched a multivitamin designed to help boost your immune system.

Each capsule of Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol (Vicks Immune Defense) contains 500 mg Vitamin C (equivalent to 562.43 mg Sodium Ascorbate), 10 mg Zinc, and 1000 IU Vitamin D3. These ingredients work synergistically to support your immune system and help provide 3-in-1 immune defense, along with proper diet and exercise.

Want to add Vicks First Defence and Ascorbic Acid + Zinc + Cholecalciferol (Vicks Immune Defense) to your health essentials kit? These are available in all leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. You can also buy online via P&G Health Official Shopee Store or Watsons Website or Watsons App. – Rappler.com

For more information, visit the Vicks website at https://www.vicks.com.ph/  and check out their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VicksPhilippines/.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Vicks First Defence is not a cure or treatment against COVID-19 and its symptoms.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

ASC Reference Code: P035P053022VS


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