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When I first arrived in Tokyo from London with my young children, it was midwinter. The school that I had enrolled my son at had many children off with seasonal coughs and colds, and although I had moved thousands of miles away from home, the sight was a familiar one: tired and strained parents who had been up all night with their unwell children.

As a doctor and mother, I was asked by many an exhausted parent at the school gates what they could do to prevent their child succumbing to repeated infections. I was also often asked if supplements would help.

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