Feeling Under the Weather?
Feeling Under The Weather?
Everyone can agree that having a cold is tediuos, irritating and brings you down to level where even the smallest day to day tasks hard work and exhausting. Did you know there are vitamins and herbal remedies avaliable which can help strenghten the immune system and prevent and fight infection.
The most popular vitamin is one you will have all heard about, Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important vitamin and antioxidant that the body uses to keep you stong and healthy. It is used in the maintenance of bones, muscle and blood vessels. Vitamin C also assists in the formation of collagen and helps the body absorb iron. When suffering from a cold Vitamin C can reduce the duration of the cold leading to a faster recovery time.
Another popular herbal remedie taken at this time of year is Echinacea. Many people take echinacea throughout the year for problems suchs as urinary tract infections, tonsilitus , chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, ADHA , eczema and acid indigestion, but the main reason for someone to purchase this product is the common cold.
Echinacea is a herb and there are many species of the echinacea plant used to make medicine from its leaves, flower and root,. When to take? how to take? is up to the individual, some people like capsules which are normally one a day and others like it in a tincture form, simply add drops to water and drink. You can take echinacea when you get the first signs of a cold, in hope you will keep the cold from developing. You can also take echinacea after cold symptoms have started to make the symptoms less severe.
The majority of adults will have atleast two colds per year and those with children or who work with children are in a position to catch more. Having a healthy immune system and the right tools to fight a cold will keep you fighting fit this winter.
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