September 9, 2011
Could Zinc be a cure for the Common Cold?

Fri, Sept 09. 2011

New findings indicate taking high doses of Zinc can cut the length of colds by almost half, according to new research.{{more}}

The evidence emerged from the combined results of 13 trials published in the Open Respiratory Medicine Journal which tested the ability of Zinc lozenges. Three of the studies showed taking high daily doses of zinc as soon as symptoms begin shortened colds by an average of 42 per cent.

Zinc is important for the immune system and eating too little in the diet is known to increase the risk of infection. The latest findings confirm research at Cardiff University’s Common Cold Centre into whether non-medical remedies are effective.

More than 200 viruses are capable of causing the common cold, which is why it is almost impossible to gain complete immunity. People typically suffer at least 200 colds over their lifetime – amounting to around two to three years of coughing and sneezing.

Zinc deficiency is very common due to the fact it is not stored in the body, which is why a daily intake is needed to maintain a healthy balance in the body.

Haliborange Immune PLUS is a convenient, high potency vitamin C effervescent from Seven Seas which also contains 15mg of Zinc to help provide extra support and protection to your immune system.

There are also a number of other ways you can help prevent the risk of catching a cold, try the following simple steps to help keep your immune system in top form:

Avoid crowded areas and close contact with people suffering from a cold; Wash you hands frequently or use a hand sanitizer regularly; Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables to help build your immune system; Exercise. This will help keep your immune system fighting fit; Get enough sleep!; Keep hydrated drink plenty of water, try adding Haliborange Immune Plus, a delicious tropical tasting high potency Zinc, Vitamin C and Echinacea supplement to help boost your immune system.; Keep rooms well aired.;Keep household surfaces clean as they can harbour viruses for several hours.