Zinc, Vitamin C and Colds, length of Colds ...
|Zinc, Vitamin C and Colds, length of Colds ...||Darrell Miller||07/28/05|
July 28, 2005 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Zinc, Vitamin C and Colds, length of Colds ...
Zinc, Vitamin C and Colds
Research indicates definite benefits from taking vitamin C and zinc when trying to fight a cold. Studies do not suggest a lessening of the number of colds acquired for each individual. But results show a reduction in the severity and duration of the cold. Vitamin C and zinc both are known antioxidants helpful in boosting the immune system into action. A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, July 1996, found that zinc can help reduce the symptoms of a cold including coughs, headaches, hoarseness, muscle aches, nasal drainage, nasal congestion, scratchy throats, sore throats, sneezing and fevers.(Herbs for Health, September/October 1997, 65)