Many people take vitamins to boost their immune system and prevent and fight off colds and other illnesses, or to tackle skin problems, arthritis, eye problems or hair loss.

Prenatal vitamins during pregnancy are also increasingly popular for helping with the health of mother and baby.

Others use detox drinks or bodybuilding supplements as part of their lifestyles.

And with Aussie flu reportedly closing in on Birmingham and also a new NHS warning of French flu, it seems an ideal time to take extra care with our wellbeing.

So it's good to know that health shops are also taking part in the sales - here's our pick of the best deals you can get.

Holland & Barrett

Health products at Holland & Barrett
Health products at Holland & Barrett

There's a Penny Sale running at Holland & Barrett

This means that if you purchase selected products, you can get another of the same item for just 1p.

With the second one being only a penny, it's virtually a 2 for 1 deal.

In addition, you will get £5 off if spending £45 at Holland & Barrett.

Some of the products included in the promotion are:

VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS

Holland & Barrett Omega 3 Fish Oil Concentrate 250 Capsules 1000mg - £21.49. Get them here

Holland & Barrett Cod Liver Oil 240 Capsules 1000mg - £16.99. Get them here

Holland & Barrett Hair Vitamins - £19.99. Get them here

Holland & Barrett Natural Evening Primrose Oil 120 Capsules 1300mg plus Vitamin B6 - £26.99. Get them here

Holland & Barrett Effervescent Vitamin C and Zinc 20 Tablets - £3.39. Get them here

Holland & Barrett Echiflu Echinacea 30 Capsules - £9.99. Get them here

DETOX AND WEIGHT LOSS

Bootea 28 Day Senna-Less Teatox - £37.99. Get them here

Holland & Barrett Super Green Tea Diet Tablets - £9.39. Get them here

Nutritional Headquarters Fat Metaboliser Tablets - £12.99. Get them here

SKIN CREAMS

Dr Organic Royal Jelly Cellulite Cream - £9.99. Get it here

Dr Organic Snail Gel Cream - £20.99. Get it here

Holland & Barrett Aloe Vera Gel 200ml - £7.49. Get it here

Manuka Doctor Repairing Skin Cream - £24.99. Get it here

PRENATAL

Holland & Barrett Folic Acid Tablets - £7.99. Get them here

BODYBUILDING / WEIGHT GAIN SUPPLEMENTS

Muscle and Size Gainer Powder - £15.99. Get it here

Reflex Instant Mass Heavyweight Powder - £39.99. Get it here

Muscle Fuel Anabolic Powder - £53.99. Get it here

Order online at Holland & Barrett or find your nearest store here

There are Birmingham city centre stores in High Street, Burlington Arcade, Grand Central and Bullring.

Other stores in Birmingham are in High Street, Harborne; Soho Road, Handsworth; One Stop shopping centre, Perry Barr; Bearwood Road; High Street, Erdington; High Street, Kings Heath; Swan Centre, Yardley; Warwick Road, Acocks Green; and Sandwell Shopping Centre, West Bromwich.

Nature's Best

There are also January offers at Nature's Best.

These include the following discounts:

Rosehip 10,000mg High Strength Tablets - 50 per cent off, now £5.45. Get them here

Echinacea Cold and Flu Relief Tablets -25 per cent off, now £7.45. Get them here

Super Greens Powder Mango Flavour - over 50 per cent off, now £7.95. Get them here

Vitamin D3 Super Strength 180 capsules - 30 per cent off, now £6.25. Get them here

Order online at Nature's Best

Vitamin C effervescent tablets at Holland & Barrett
Vitamin C effervescent tablets at Holland & Barrett