-Black Elderberry Syrup
Black Elderberry Syrup has been show to reduce the length and severity of flu symptoms (if taken within 48 hours or less) including nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, sneezing and fever.
Garlic has antibiotic and antibacterial properties. Aside from taking garlic capsules you can also swallow pieces of a cut up garlic for the same effect.
Wearing a pair of thick socks may prevent you from getting a cold. Keeping your feet warm will keep your body temperature higher making you less likely to get ill.
Vitamin C has long been known to benefit your immune system. You can take 1000 mg of Vitamin C to prevent an oncoming cold and 4000 mg per day to fight off a cold already in your system.
Many people rave about the affect that Oregano Oil has on their colds. Just 3-4 drops a few times a day and you may be feeling a whole lot better within 24 hours.
Zinc works best when taken as soon as you start feeling a cold coming on. Taking 50mg of zinc 1-2 times a day may prevent your cold from getting worse.
Echinacea may reduce the duration of a common cold by one and a half days. It can also cut the chances of catching a cold by over 50%.
-Apple Cider Vinegar
Drinking a glass of water mixed with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar can help alkalinize the body. An alkaline environment helps kill bacteria and viruses.
Enjoy a big bowl of chicken soup to help ease congestion and make you feel better. (Read more about the healing qualities of chicken soup in our latest issue)
The Chinese have been using ginger to fight colds for decades. Ginger can also help relieve a sore throat. Simply mix some warm water with a few slices of ginger and enjoy. You can also add in some honey and lemon for even more cold fighting power.
*As always, please consult your doctor before taking any new vitamins or medications.