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14
NOV

Preventing and Fighting Cold and Flu Naturally

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The battle to prevent colds has started. It’s that time of the year when chances of catching a cold normally increase as the weather gets colder across the country. Preventing a cold is easier than you think and you can use three “helpers” to keep you healthy this winter.

Vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea supplements have been helping people to prevent colds and the flu for many years. Studies have shown that a daily dose of vitamin C may help to reduce the length and severity of colds. However, despite some significant study results, zinc and Echinacea have proved to provide better protection against the cold and flu than the traditional vitamin C.

Research has shown that people taking Echinacea regularly are up to 30% less likely to catch a cold. The roots, seeds and other parts of Echinacea plants have been used for many years in herbal remedies that people believe protect them against colds. Echinacea is also considered very safe and can be taken on a daily basis.

Zinc is one of the best products to battle cold and the flu. This amazing mineral is available in lozenges, syrup or tablets and has been shown to reduce average cold length. A 2011 Cochrane review of studies into zinc and the common cold suggests that taking zinc supplements within a day of the symptoms starting will speed up recovery from a cold and lessen the severity of symptoms. The flu vaccine can prevent you from catching flu but, aside from that, the best way to protect you from colds and flu is to have a healthy lifestyle. If you want to prevent colds and the flu this winter, consider adding these three products to your wellness list.

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