Which cold remedies work, and which do not? Here’s some helpful information on which to use.
Many cold remedies do not work as advertised. Others that are not necessarily well advertised do. Our clinically proven cold survival kit helps people prevent colds with Echinacea, and the vitamin C powder does help shorten a cold when you use the right protocol (included with the kit). My daughter Gabriell just found out how well it worked when she got over her recent cold fast.
Other remedies that are natural and pharmacological have varying effectiveness. Check out this article that can help you figure out what to take when you have a cold
Cold Remedies: What Works, What Doesn’t
Friday, 07 Feb 2014 09:47 AM By Nick Tate
The average American catches two to four colds a year, with U.S. consumers spending billions of dollars annually on remedies to treat and prevent respiratory infections, coughs, sore throats, and stuffy noses. But what works and what doesn’t, when it comes to combating the common cold?
In a new analysis of 67 cold-remedy studies, Michael Allan, M.D., director of medicine at the University of Alberta, found strong evidence that zinc can prevent a cold, while OTC pain relievers and decongestants are reliable treatment options. The review, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found probiotics — “good bacteria” in yogurt and other food products — can also block cold infections. But findings were inconclusive on the benefits of ginseng, garlic, homeopathy, Echinacea, or vitamins C or D.
Dr. Allan added, however, that despite the lack of scientific evidence for many cold and flu remedies, many of his patients still swear by some — in part because they believe the treatments are working.
“People have individual reactions to medicines that are not predictable,” he said. “There is also, of course, the placebo effect — you think it’s going to work [and you feel better].”
Here’s what you need to know about the latest word on common cold prevention and treatment strategies, based on Dr Allan’s analysis and other studies.
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